In this week's Earth Matters Radio Hour hear a special edited version of a webinar about Transforming State Wildlife Management to Protect Biodiversity in the U.S. The webinar was part of the University of New Mexico's 2020 Biodiversity Series. We highly recommend listening to this expansive, informative and inspiring conversation with three highly experienced and insightful panelists -- Louisa Willcox, Adrian Treves, and Fred Koontz -- and moderated by Earth Matters' co-host Kevin Bixby.
From climate change to wolves, this week on the Earth Matter Radio Hour host Kevin Bixby talks about what's at stake for the environment in New Mexico and beyond in the upcoming election with some of the state's most veteran conservation activists:Camilla Feibelman, Director of the Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club; Ben Shelton, Political and Policy Director for Conservation Voters of NM; and Garrett VeneKlasen, Northern Conservation Director for NM Wild.
Wolves, mountain lions, coyotes--this week host Kevin Bixby discusses all things carnivores with his guests Adrian Treves, director and founder of the Carnivore Coexistence Lab at the University of Wisconsin--Madison, and Dave Parsons, carnivore conservation biologist for The Rewilding Institute. Listen in as they cover such topics as why hunting of carnivores is allowed even though most people don't eat them and the general public disapproves, and how carnivore management reveals the flaws in the status quo of wildlife management in the U.S.
This Week on Earth Matters Radio Hour, listen in as host Kevin Bixby talks about a California bill that would set an incredibly ambitious goal of protecting 30 percent of the state's land and waters by 2030 with his guest Pamela Flick, California Program Director, Defenders of Wildlife. If the bill passes, California would become the first state to adopt such a measure, part of the growing movement to protect nature on a grand scale in the fight against the twin existential threats of mass extinction and climate chaos.
To learn more, check out this new report from Defenders of Wildlife on how to get to 30 by 30.
Host Kevin Bixby's guest is John Davis who care-takes Hemlock Rock Wildlife Sanctuary. He is a volunteer land steward for the Eddy Foundation, which has secured and opened to the public about 3,000 acres in the eastern Adirondacks; a board member of Champlain Area Trails and The Rewilding Institute; and a co-founder of Wildlands Network. John and Kevin discuss the Rewilding movement, Conservation Biology, and highlight the critical role of large carnivores like wolves and pumas in protecting natural ecosystems. Enjoy this fascinating hour with two powerful advocates for wildlife and the places they need to survive and prosper.
Is it really that hard to get along with wolves and coyotes? Find out on the next Earth Matters Radio Hour when host Kevin Bixby talks with experts about coexisting with carnivores. His guests will be Suzanne Stone whose work in Idaho has benefited both ranchers and wolves, and Project Coyote's Camilla Fox, a leader in the effort to ban wildlife killing contests around the country.
Host Kevin Bixby interviews (safely by phone!) International Fund for Animal Welfare representatives Kate Wall and Mark Hofberg. The trio discusses the Coronavirus and how the trade in wild animals in "wet markets" created this new and deadly zoonotic disease. They explore a wide variety of issues related to human-wild animal interaction and what needs to be done to prevent another pandemic.
Did you know that the illicit trade in wildlife is one of the four most profitable illegal industries in the world, right up there with drugs, human trafficking and counterfeiting? And did you also know that El Paso is one of the top U.S. border cities for wildlife smuggling? Kevin Bixby looks at the world of wildlife trafficking, including recent legislation passed by New Mexico to help stop it, with his guest Michael Dax from Defenders of Wildlife.
On this week's Earth Matters, guests Eric Magrane, a poet and NMSU geography professor, and Ligia Arguilez, a doctoral history student at UTEP, talk with host Kevin Bixby about the varied connections between humans and non-human inhabitants in the borderlands, with special focus on the creosote bush--one of the oldest creatures in North America.
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