A video of the lecture given on jaguars by Panthera’s Jaguar Corridor Coordinator for our Northern South America Program, Dr. Esteban Payán Garrido, at the 2011 TEDx conference in Panama City, Panama has just been released. During his lecture, entitled “Un jaguar por tu vida” or “A Jaguar for Your Life,” Dr. Payan discussed the concept of Panthera’s Jaguar Corridor Initiative, including the program’s aim to link core jaguar populations within human landscapes from northern Argentina to Mexico, preserving the genetic integrity of jaguars can live in the wild forever.
This year’s TEDx conference theme was “Ideas that unite the world,” and all lectures were given in Spanish and streamed live on the web.
TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences -- the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh UK each summer -- TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize. The annual TED conferences bring together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes or less). Existing as an independently organized TED event, the TEDx program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.