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Donna Hailson on Pet Life Radio

Have a heart for wildlife? Love the world's wild places? Then Wild Life! Wild Places! is the show for you. Host Donna Hailson will inform and inspire you in your efforts to conserve and preserve. Donna is a multi-award-winning author, educator, nature guide, photographer, and blogger, who has been on the road since 2010. Along the way her companions have been park rangers; wildlife biologists; dark sky protectors; eco-tourism professionals; authors; photographers and other artists; journalists; animal control officers; leaders of wildlife foundations; veterinarians; animal curators in wildlife sanctuaries, rehabilitation centers, and zoos; and other conservationists who are devoting their lives to the protection and preservation of the world’s wild creatures and wild spaces.

Donna brings this knowledge base alongside a heart eager to see wiser stewardship of the Earth. She hopes this program will educate and motivate others toward a more passionate engagement in practical conservation efforts wherever they are undertaken.

Each program shines a light on current and creative efforts in preservation, conservation and advocacy for wildlife and wild habitats in national parks, sanctuaries, and other wild naturescapes around the world.

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Episode 2 - Topsail’s Turtles

In episode 2, Donna takes us to North Carolina where she is helping monitor sea turtle activity on Topsail, one of the state’s barrier islands. Topsail is a northern rookery for the threatened species that is the Loggerhead; Green Sea Turtles are found here as well, but in smaller numbers. Because of all the threats--from predation to plastics, marine debris to mechanized fishing—it is estimated that only one in a thousand sea turtle hatchlings will survive a year; only one in 5,000 to 10,000 will survive to maturity.

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Episode 1 - Preserving the Wealth of the Wild

With this episode, Preserving the Wealth of the Wild, we launch the new series, Wild Life! Wild Places! on Pet Life Radio. In the feature segment, Donna shares a compendium of surprise encounters with wild animals and invites the listener to consider how much poorer the world would be minus its wealth of the wild. She takes you from a watering hole and savanna in Zimbabwe to America’s Serengeti at Yellowstone, from the pine flatwoods and forested wetlands of Florida to the deeply silent, starlit Stovepipe Wells in Death Valley.

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