Last week, the United Nations released a biodiversity report warning that one million species are at risk for extinction in the coming decades, including more than 40% of amphibian species, nearly 33% of reef-forming corals, and more than a third of all marine mammals. Today on the show, we explore the magnitude of the report’s […]
Wildlife killing contests feature hundreds of participants, ready to hunt the wild creatures of natural landscapes. They bring back coyotes, foxes, rabbits, birds and all sorts of other species. But when heaps of animal carcasses are left in the wake of the hunters, the ethics of these events are put into question. Nevertheless, they are […]
“Predators are a natural part of our environment and they perform an important ecological role,” says Professor Adrian Treves. On today’s episode, Patty talks with Professor Treves, founder of the Carnivore Coexistence Lab, about a number of issues surrounding wildlife predators. They discuss predator population management and the high rates of poaching in the United […]
This week, Jackie Edmunds of the Dane County Humane Society Wildlife Center reports on the duck species of Wisconsin, explaining how to tell the difference between duckling species. The most common ducks in the Madison area are Mallards, which are herbivores, and Wood Ducks, which are insectivores. She tells us about the basics of Mallard ducklings, […]
This week on Earthlinks, Deb Biechler takes a trip up to the Necedah Wildlife refuge. Deb is a writer and environmentalist from Waterloo, Wisconsin. Each week, she’ll update us on the plants, animals, and wild areas of southern Wisconsin – and the critical issues affecting their – and our – homes. Tthe Necedah Wildlife refuge is […]
In this interview with Greg Budney, collections curator at Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Macaulay Library, producer Will Cushman learns about the library’s wildlife sound archive. It’s the largest archive of wildlife sounds in the world, and it’s online and free to explore.