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The Canid Project

The Canid Project

By The Canid Project
Deep dive science-storytelling and interviews that share the natural history, science, and current research of North America's wild canids.

Season One:
Come along with us to explore the recent Red Wolf ancestry research in coastal Louisiana as well as peripheral insights into the history of the Red Wolf in Louisiana and Texas. It is brought to you by hosts Amy Shutt, Director of The Canid Project and Dr. Joey Hinton, Senior Research Scientist with the Wolf Conservation Center studying the coyote and red wolf. The Red Wolf Project is a documentary endeavor under The Canid Project.
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Biological Species Concept
In this mini-episode (part 2 of 2) Joey explains what the Biological Species Concept is, why it's important to consider, and how species designation affects the Endangered Species Act's protections.  Also, we hear a bit about the first findings from this past field season on the Gulf Coast, what we'd do with a billion dollars, and Joey's thoughts on the red wolf's villain.  Click HERE to access the papers discussed in this episode. Enjoy! _____________ Would you like to support the podcast? We take donations and tips and appreciate all gifts that help us to continue this production. Please visit https://www.redwolfproject.com/support or buy one of our new shirts or hats made for The Canid Project: https://www.thecanidproject.com/tcp-shop Check out the NEW Gulf Coast Canine Project website! Thank you for listening and supporting The Canid Project Podcast! Follow us on Instagram: @theredwolfproject
39:15
January 10, 2022
What Do All Those Terms Mean?
In this mini-episode (part 1 of 2) Amy welcomes Dr. Van Remsen, an ornithologist, to the show to help explain some science terms that get thrown around a lot in these recent episodes discussing the Gulf Coast Canine Project and Red Wolf Project. We hope this helps all those non-biologists out there who listen to the show and... bear with us, Van is Amy's husband and they are sharing a mic! :)  Would you like to support the podcast? We take donations and tips and appreciate all gifts that help us to continue this production. Please visit https://www.redwolfproject.com/support or buy one of our new shirts made for The Canid Project: https://www.bonfire.com/store/thecanidproject/ Thank you for listening and supporting The Canid Project Podcast! 
28:16
November 07, 2021
A Magical Island in Texas
Amy Shutt and Dr. Joey Hinton introduce Joey's project colleagues Dr. Kristin Brzeski of Michigan Tech ( https://www.brzeskilab.com ), the P.I. of the Gulf Coast Canine Project and her research partner and the P.I. of the North American Canine Ancestry Project Dr. Bridgett vonHoldt of Princeton ( https://www.northamericancanineancestry ). Join us as they tell the story of how a little magical coastal island in southeast Texas led to the current scientific study of the coastal canids of Louisiana who hold important remnants of the extirpated, and critically endangered, Red Wolf in their genetics. What could this discovery hold for contemporary conservation strategies of endangered wildlife?  
57:44
October 07, 2021
Introductions
Episode 1 is a bit of an introduction to your hosts, Amy Shutt and Dr. Joey Hinton...and of course, the Red Wolf.  Learn more about us, what brought us to the Red Wolf, this project, and the making of this podcast.  
32:58
September 17, 2021
The Canid Project Podcast Trailer
Season 1: The Red Wolf podcast series is one vehicle through which we share the story of the Red Wolf and the current studies, conservation initiatives, and little known local history of the Red Wolf in Texas and Louisiana, its last strongholds. Join us for peripheral stories branching out from the history, research, and personal experiences of those who have been closest to the Red Wolf. Can new conservation strategies help save this species? HOSTS Amy Shutt, Director of The Canid Project and Dr. Joey Hinton, Senior Research Scientist of the Wolf Conservation Center. 
02:36
September 08, 2021