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A red bird of paradise adult male performing a practice display.

In a few short weeks, you’ll have the opportunity to dive deep into the lush wilderness of New Guinea to meet 39 species of birds of paradise – one of the world’s most astonishing avian creatures, whose secret lives, bizarre displays and sultry courtship antics are explored at National Geographic Live’s “Birds of Paradise”, presented by Vancouver Civic Theatres. Continue reading:
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Presentation by National Geographic Explorer Wade Davis, March 6

The Sacred Headwaters

The Sacred Headwaters is the name given by the first nations to a rugged string of mountains in northern British Columbia.  In this location, three of the province’s most important rivers – the Stikine, the Skeena and the Nass – are all born.  Crucial to the salmon population, the rivers play a central role in first nations culture and history.

The area is currently being considered for development.  The risks and potential consequences of that development are the subject of a new book by National Geographic Society explorer-in-residence Wade Davis.

Davis is speaking about the book, The Sacred Headwaters – and also presenting some stunning slides – this Tuesday, March 6, at SFU Woodwards.  The presentation starts at 7 p.m.

An anthropologist by training, Davis hardly fits the bill of the stereotypical buttoned-down, tongue-tied scientist.  In fact, his thrilling anecdotes and great storytelling are reason enough alone to see the presentation.

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Presentation by National Geographic Explorer Wade Davis, March 6

National Geographic ranks Vancouver in World’s Top 10 Beach Cities

We knew it all along, but now it’s official:  Vancouver has some of the best city beaches in the world, according to a recent top 10 list compiled by National Geographic.

Here’s what the experts at NatGeo have to say: “Canada’s most adventurous metropolis is home to ten beaches, from the family-centric Jericho to the clothing-optional Wreck Beach, many of which offer commanding views of the Vancouver skyline and majestic North Shore Mountains. Sporty types prefer Kitsilano or “Kits,” a six-minute drive from downtown, for its free tennis and basketball courts, and its super-size heated saltwater pool.”

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National Geographic ranks Vancouver in World’s Top 10 Beach Cities