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Our Wild World

Our Wild World

Monday at 8 AM Pacific

June 22nd 2015:Not A Good Year For Lions with Pieter Kat

Throughout human history Lions have represented royalty and power and universally symbolize hope, courage and strength. Around the world Lions are heralded through art, literature to representations on flags to national emblems to sports. Like no other animal, Lions directly appeal to people spanning all ages regardless of culture, race, and national origin. My guest Pieter Kat of LionAid provides us an insight and perception into lions not only as an ancient species and how our evolution relates to them, but to their drastic population decline and our disastrous failures to protect them. Lion

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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 23/10/2017 08:00 23/10/2017 09:00 Our Wild World https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2129/our-wild-world Throughout human history Lions have represented royalty and power and universally symbolize hope, courage and strength. Around the world Lions are heralded through art, literature to representations on flags to national emblems to sports. Like no other animal, Lions directly appeal to people spanning all ages regardless of culture, race, and national origin. My guest Pieter Kat of LionAid provides us an insight and perception into lions not only as an ancient species and how our evolution relates to them, but to their drastic population decline and our disastrous failures to protect them. Lions face entirely new sets of human related challenges, from habitat loss to this surge of industrialized captive utilization- the farming lions as a commodity for a burgeoning industry pandering to human entertainment not just recognizing their importance to us sociologically, also an apex predator and critical component of our wild world. www.lionaid.org VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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