October 18, 2007

Endangered Species

Twenty-two Idaho species are threatened or endangered. Thousands more are at risk worldwide. What factors cause animals and plants to go extinct? What can you do to help? Joan Cartan-Hansen and her guests, Steve Burns, Zoo Boise Director, Scott Ransom, Pocatello Zoo Director, and Eric Yensen, professor of biology from Albertson College, discuss efforts to save endangered species here in Idaho and worldwide.

This program is part of Idaho Public Television's support of Zoo Boise's Conservation Fund, an effort to create a community dialogue about conservation and to involve as many people as possible in the conservation process. Zoo Boise will be granting funds to two conservation groups to support their preservation efforts. During the program, viewers will be able to learn more about the six organizations vying for that pool of money.