Conservation and the Raptor Center (Rebroadcast from December 2015)
The University of Minnesota’s Raptor Center provides care for sick and injured birds of prey. Established in 1974, the center also conducts educational outreach to help better acquaint the public with raptors and the role they play for our ecosystem.
This interview originally aired December 2015.
Guest: Julia Ponder, Assistant Professor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota and Executive Director of the Raptor Center
- Part 1 – 15:04
Professor Ponder discuses her research on conservation and the difficult questions involving unintended consequences of trying to save certain species from extinction.
- Part 2 – 11:31
The Raptor Center began as a place to treat injured raptors and return them to the wild, but, Ponder says, the program is now much broader and deeper and includes outreach, research and education.
Note to stations: Please use parts 3 and 4 from the 12/13/2017 show: