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Our Wild World

Our Wild World

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September 25th 2017:Rhinos, Lions and Profits-Selling Out Our Wild with Pieter Kat

Rapid changes to our entire earth and our wild species and heritage is happening the world over: from climate change to regulations to law enforcement and models that unfortunately end up promoting continued illegal wildlife trade. With my guest Dr. Pieter Kat, we discuss the recent headlines of a legalized national trade in rhino horn within S. Africa and the ramifications and consequences, as yet still unknown, of the online auction of rhino horn for private use while at the same time it is still illegal via CITES for any country to import horn. We also draw parallels between the privatized

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Pieter Kat

Pieter Kat has been involved in a diverse selection of scientific fields for the past 25 years. With degrees in marine biology, genetics, ecology, and evolution from universities in the USA, he elected to travel widely to apply this knowledge. He has spent 10 years in Kenya establishing biological research programs at the National Museums including documentation of biodiversity, genetic diversity, research on predators, and research on a variety of diseases. He has also spent time in the United States working at the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, and the Centers for Disease Control. Initially LionAid.org was established in 2004 exclusively for lion research
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2129/our-wild-world 27/11/2017 08:00 27/11/2017 09:00 Our Wild World https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2129/our-wild-world Rapid changes to our entire earth and our wild species and heritage is happening the world over: from climate change to regulations to law enforcement and models that unfortunately end up promoting continued illegal wildlife trade. With my guest Dr. Pieter Kat, we discuss the recent headlines of a legalized national trade in rhino horn within S. Africa and the ramifications and consequences, as yet still unknown, of the online auction of rhino horn for private use while at the same time it is still illegal via CITES for any country to import horn. We also draw parallels between the privatized large-scale farming/breeding of lions, and a ‘conservation model’ that is based solely upon profit through utilization rather than species survival in the wild, and discuss the facelift that is urgently needed for conservation of the wild as a whole to ensure not just the ‘big and furry’ survive, but biodiversity as a whole in the future of earth, and the necessity of protected wild places. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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