This week we’re talking about diversity's role in conservation, a new social platform for nature lovers, and a push forward for pangolin protection in China.
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Mongabay: "Banned: No more pangolin scales in traditional medicine, China says"
Today we're talking about a breakthrough in narwhal research, why these creatures are so fascinating, and what you can do to help wild narwhals.
Study: Soundscape of a Narwhal Summering Ground in a Glacier Fjord
American Cetacean Society - Narwhal Info
Music: Black Sabbath - N.I.B.
Today we're talking about China's governmental buyout offer for wildlife breeders & farmers - a step in the right direction to curb wildlife consumption at wet markets.
China offers buyouts to wildlife farmers in response to pandemic
China releases list of animals to be farmed after COVID-19
Wuhan bans eating wild animals as coronavirus drives a crackdown in China
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This week we're talking to Dr. Monica Metzdorf - who WALKED across Southern California to support wildlife, as well as chatting about people helping animals needing help during COVID19 and how you can help them too!
Dr. Monica's website: www.docwalks4animals.com
Good News Network reports on Americans with eco-concerns during the COVID 19 pandemic: https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/americans-have-been-transformed-by-eco-wake-up-calls-during-covid/
IPSOS Earth Day 2020 survey results slide deck: https://www.ipsos.com/sites/default/files/ct/news/documents/2020-04/earth_day_slide_deck.pdf
Home gardens in Sri Lanka:
NBC report on UN Hunger Pandemic warning: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/u-n-warns-hunger-pandemic-amid-threats-coronavirus-economic-downturn-n1189326
UN World Food Program Donation link: https://www.wfp.org/donate-now
Poaching increase due to COVID19 impacts:
Today we’re talking about an island inhabited by venomous snakes, conservation of a unique snow forest, eels that need to socialize, and discussing captive beluga welfare.
This is the first episode with the show's new co-host, Sylvester Martinez. Follow him on instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/sleeeeeeep/
Learn more about today's stories:
Smithsonian Magazine article on Ilha de Queimada Grande
Nature Conservancy of Canada
Sumida Aquarium Eels
Zoologic Podcast - When Legislator Agendas Trump Animal Welfare
Today on The Conservation Weekly Podcast we discuss Icelandic whaling, remember the fallen rangers of Virunga Park, learn about new coral breakthroughs, and find out how you can support ex-situ conservation efforts during the COVID-19 shutdown.
Links to stories:
Mongabay "Iceland won't be killing any whales this year"
Virunga National Park Statement
Florida Aquarium Press Release
Ridged Cactus Coral Spawning
Critical-needs donation links for zoos:
San Diego Zoo Global
Seaworld / Busch Gardens
Orana Wildlife Park (Christchurch Zoo)