9 December 2015

Conservation and the Raptor Center

For the week of December 13, 2015

Julia Ponder is Assistant Professor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota and Executive Director of the Raptor Center. She discusses the ethics of conservation and her work at the Raptor Center.

  • Part 1

    Part 1
    (1:14) Conservation and the impact on the environment; (1:40) Island species are especially threatened by extinction; (2:55) The unintended consequences of conservation; (3:56) In order for conservationists to save the spotted owl, it means killing barred owls; (6:04) The endangered species list; (6:55) The human culpability for saving species; (8:20) The impact of invasive species; (9:17) How rodents threaten island species; (10:36) Minnesota conservation efforts; (11:39) The ethics of conservation – when is it ok to kill one species over another; (12:34) Ways to minimize unintended consequences of conservation
  • Part 2

    Part 2
    (:21) The work being done at the Raptor Center; (2:03) How raptors benefit our ecosystem; (3:20) The main threats to raptor populations; (3:44) The injuries treated at the center; (5:47) The rehabilitation process; (6:45) Research at the center and the collaboration with the Galapagos Islands; (9:04) The conservation of raptors in Minnesota; (9:30) More information at raptor.umn.edu