Saturday, August 30, 2014

Protecting Wildlife One Mile At a Time

Protecting Wildlife One Mile At A Time

August 30, 2014

Twenty years ago, a team of conservationists launched an ambitious conservation initiative in an effort to connect and protect a wide variety of species living in a 2,000 mile area stretching from Yellowstone National Park to the Canadian Yukon region. We speak to the leader of the massive undertaking, wildlife biologist Karsten Heuer.

Hearing Aids for Bats? Sandra Tsing Loh of The Loh Down on Science has the story of a recent discovery which suggests bats have developed a novel approach to “social calling.”

Music: “Madeira River” by Uakti;

Pets And Wildlife With Dr. Gary Weitzman

Pets And Wildlife With Dr. Gary Weitzman

August 30, 2014

Helping a Rescue Dog Recover: Dr. Gary Weitzman of the San Diego Humane Society speaks to a Maryland woman who wants advice on how to increase her canine’s chances for a speedy recovery from a series of injuries.

Fledgling Frogs: David Blackburn, curator of herpetology at the California Academy of Sciences offers suggestions to a Oklahoma woman who wants to know how to protect local tree and leopard frog tadpoles.

Music: “Purus River” by Uakti. Special Thanks to Natalie Yuravlivker

On Call With Washington Humane Society's Animal Care And Control Officers

On Call With Washington Humane Society's Animal Care And Control Officers

August 30, 2014

Seven days a week, 24 hours a day officers of the Washington Humane Society's Animal Care and Control Field Services Division handle the mostly unpredictable and often dangerous responsibility of rescuing injured, threatened or abandoned animals in the nation’s capital. As the only rescue organization charted by the U.S. Congress, it has a unique place among animal welfare agencies by coming to the aid of both pets and wildlife - since 1870. To learn more about the work of these dedicated individuals, we sent WAMU’s Metro Connection reporter Lauren Landau to ride along with them.

Using Foxes As a “Rosetta Stone” For the History of Fido: Fifty years ago, scientists in Siberia attempted to domesticate wild foxes to find out more about how wolves changed over thousands of years to become dogs. What followed was a significant breakthrough in the study of canine behavior. As a result, the experiment continues today and Ashley Cleek of PRI’s The World went to Russia to report on its progress.

Pets And Wildlife With Dr. Gary Weitzman

Pets And Wildlife With Dr. Gary Weitzman

August 30, 2014

Relocation Aggravation: A 10-year-old chocolate lab named Lucy has anxiety after moving to Bethesda, Maryland.

Pain in the Mouth: A Virginia woman is worried about her 7-year-old cat, who has mouth ulcers and bad gums.

Music: “Purus River” by Uakti

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