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BeProvided Conservation Radio


 

BeProvided Conservation Radio takes you from the Santa Cruz Mountains to Africa with expert interviews in wildlife biology, conservation, environmental education, eco tourism and much much more. Our interviews help bridge the gap between international conservation efforts and local conservation efforts. Learn how you can help close to home and worldwide to save our wildlife, plants, water and environment. 

Music by http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music

Introduction and Outro done by friend of the podcast, Dale Willman, award winning journalist! Thank you Dale for this wonderful contribution!

Apr 22, 2020

 

book cover

My guest today is award winning journalist with master's degrees in both journalism and biology. Peter Christie, we are going to be talking about his new book, Unnatural Companions, Rethinking Our Love of Pets in an Age of Wildlife Extinction, we will discuss the pets versus conservation dilemma, such as domestic animals, preying on backyard wildlife, invasive species being released into the wild and how the food we feed our pets is impacting the environment.

Are we loving nature literally to death through our pets we bring into our home. Don't worry, this isn't all doom and gloom. We're going to be discussing small changes we can make with, that can make a difference. And, Peter doesn't think that pets are really the problem, but we do need to change how we love and care for them by becoming more educated on how our pet choices affect the wildlife we are trying to protect.

Peter and his dog Maggie