In a dramatic message to wildlife poachers, government officials recently destroyed thousands of pounds of confiscated elephant tusks that were stored in a warehouse near Denver. Reporter John Daley spoke with several of the well-known attendees, including Kristen Davis, Kristin Bauer van Straten and U.S. Fish and Wildlife head Dan Ashe. Special thanks to Natalie Yuravlivker.
Healthy Pet Meals Made Easy: Lamb, Lentil and Vegetable Stew. Chicken and Rice Balls. Fruit Salad. Apple and Blueberry Muffins. Just a sample of the dishes in "Dinner for Dogs," a new cookbook designed by our guest, Henrietta Morrison, the U.K.’s No. 1 pet chef and creator of Lily's Kitchen, a popular British pet food brand.
Fighting Poachers with Nuclear Power? Sandra Tsing Loh of The Loh Down on Science tells us about a new weapon in the global effort against the illegal trade of elephant ivory.
Extraordinarily large, extremely fast and a coveted food source, bluefin tuna are also critically endangered. In an attempt to head off the bluefin’s demise, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s fisheries service recently proposed new regulations that will directly impact fishermen from Texas to Maine. Lee Crockett, director of the U.S. Oceans at Pew Charitable Trusts, shares his considerable knowledge of the crisis and projected effects of the new rules.
Eco-Goats: Brian Knox talks about his novel business venture, which uses goats in an environmentally friendly approach to urban landscaping.
Music: “Madeira River”, “Aria: Bachianas Brasileiras #5” and “Mother Nature’s Son” by Uakti
After being reduced to near extinction levels during the first half of the 20th century, the wild turkey is in the midst of an surprising comeback throughout the United States, with an estimated population of 7 million. Biologist Robert Abernethy with the National Wild Turkey Federation tell us why.
The epic battle between law enforcement and marijuana growers in Northern California has taken a devastating toll on the region’s wildlife. NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit reporter Elyce Kirchner recently covered the story and she talks about the extent of the problem.
Jobs That Bite: Veteran TV actor Jeremy Brandt has a new gig working with animals in unusual situations as a part of a new program on Nat Geo Wild Music: “Madeira River” & “Maculele Marimba” by Uakti;
Hap-Pee to See You?: A Maryland terrier urinates indoors when she sees her family members returning from work. Could it be the reverse of separation anxiety? Dr. Gary Weitzman comes to the rescue of a slightly confused caretaker.
“My Bathtub Has Become the Litterbox”: A cat in the nation’s capital needs redirecting. Music: “Kei’s Song” by David Benoit; “Wild Horses” by Tim Ries and Norah Jones.
There is a psychological basis for interactions with companion animals, or there should be, according to canine behavior expert Dr. Stanley Coren. He tells us why it’s important to take an intellectual approach to the naming of our pets.
Safety Measures For Squirrels:Longview is a city in the southwest part of Washington that is home to the only bridges in the world designed and built strictly for a certain furry, four legged animal. We asked Tom Banse of Oregon Public Radio to find out more about this uncommon circumstance.
Ants and Quakes:Sandra Tsing Loh of The Loh Down on Science goes beneath the surface with news of a study that reveals an insect’s ability to predict earthquakes.
Music: “Golden Slumbers” and “Madeira River” by Uakti