Nature Wars

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Nature Wars

Fatal auto accidents involving wildlife and humans happen thousands of times a day. Tens of thousands of fish and marine mammals die every year in areas of public recreation. Are we in the midst of a cohabitation crisis? Acclaimed journalist Jim Sterba relays a slightly less than apocalyptic view of the colliding interests of humans and wildlife, which is also the thesis of his new book, "Nature Wars: The Incredible Story of How Wildlife Comebacks Have Turned Backyards Into Battlegrounds." DeBordieu (pronounced Deb-Bah-Dew) is a picturesque South Carolina community with an 800-acre wildlife preserve and scenic beaches that have recently become the graveyard for an estimated 40,000 fish. Mel Bell, director of the Office of Fisheries Management for the state’s Department of Natural Resources, tells us what he knows thus far.

Fatal auto accidents involving wildlife and humans happen thousands of times a day. Tens of thousands of fish and marine mammals die every year in areas of public recreation. Are we in the midst of a cohabitation crisis? Acclaimed journalist Jim Sterba relays a slightly less than apocalyptic view of the colliding interests of humans and wildlife, which is also the thesis of his new book, "Nature Wars: The Incredible Story of How Wildlife Comebacks Have Turned Backyards Into Battlegrounds." DeBordieu (pronounced Deb-Bah-Dew) is a picturesque South Carolina community with an 800-acre wildlife preserve and scenic beaches that have recently become the graveyard for an estimated 40,000 fish. Mel Bell, director of the Office of Fisheries Management for the state’s Department of Natural Resources, tells us what he knows thus far.

Music: “Animal Dreams” by Bob James; “Slipstream” – Bela Fleck

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We should do something about this kind of issue. There are a lot of fish dies everyday. We need to discourage everyone to use the dynamite fishing. - Rich Von Alvensleben

March 24, 2013 - 4:03pm