Preserving the Wealth of the Wild

Donna Hailson on Pet Life Radio

With this episode, Preserving the Wealth of the Wild, we launch the new series, Wild Life! Wild Places! on Pet Life Radio. In the feature segment, Donna shares a compendium of surprise encounters with wild animals and invites the listener to consider how much poorer the world would be minus its wealth of the wild. She takes you from a watering hole and savanna in Zimbabwe to America’s Serengeti at Yellowstone, from the pine flatwoods and forested wetlands of Florida to the deeply silent, starlit Stovepipe Wells in Death Valley. In this program are tales of warthogs and wildebeests, a band of beggin’ burros, and plague-ridden prairie dogs. In the Nature News segment are stories on the upcoming “Olympics of the Conservation World;” bird migration routes; dark skies initiatives; and a clarion call out to zoos to ratchet up their conservation efforts to help stave off the mass extinction of threatened and endangered species.