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450: Stop Poisoning The Wolves

Wolves are being poisoned and Sadie Parr of Wolf Awareness Inc., shares the truth about this inhumane and unethical treatment, and how we can protect wolves and other species from cruel, legal poisons.

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449: Inside The Grizzly Poll

Mario Canseco of Insights West discusses what his company’s poll on grizzly bear hunting shows, why professional surveys are a valuable tool, and why advocates should be looking to the numbers.

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448: Beating Back Burnout

Outreach worker Kate Howie joins Defender Radio to talk about recognizing burnout in ourselves and other advocates, learning the first steps we can take to prevent burnout, and how we can ask for help.

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447: IFAW to the Rescue

Res Krebs of IFAW discusses emergency response to the hurricanes that devastated the U.S. Virgin Islands, the realities facing recovery efforts, and how we can all help the people and the animals.

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446: A Legal Fight For Freedom

Camille Labchuk of Animal Justice talks representing the animals’ interests at the Vancouver Aquarium, protection of captive animals in Ontario, and how we can be part of the solution.

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445: Turtle Power

Turtle rehabilitation, why some turtles are pretty much living dinosaurs, and what 3,000 turtle eggs are doing in plastic containers in Peterborough are discussed with the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre.

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444: Bark To School

Dog behaviour expert Joan Weston talks separation anxiety, back to school changes, and finding effective, science-based training for family pets as we go Bark To School.

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443: Good Coyote, Bad Rap

Dr. Simon Gadbois responds to folk-logic raised in documentary Bad Coyote, and discusses co-existence, fear, and the science of canids in Nova Scotia.

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441: Leaving History In The Past

The seal hunt has long been a part of the culture and history of Newfoundland and Labrador. But does it have a place in the 21st century? Nowit’s the very people who call The Rock home that are questioning the industry.

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Episode 438: Fish, Bears, and Conservation

Megan Adams of Raincoast Conservation Foundation joined the Defender Radio Podcast to discuss her recently published paper, why salmon and bear populations should be managed together, the influence her time with the Wuikinuxv Nation has imparted on her work, and what animal lovers and environmentalists need to know to protect the salmon-bear relationship and all that it represents in BC.

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Episode 435: The WOLF Sanctuary

Dr. Shelley Coldiron, Executive Director of the WOLF Sanctuary, joined Defender Radio to discuss the difficulties people find in raising wolf-dog hybrids, what special needs they have, the daily operations of running the sanctuary, and the individual personalities, quirks, and lives of the animals in their care.

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Episode 434: Parks Canada’s Wildlife Crossings Pt. 2

The development of the structures, which have become postcard-esque examples of scientific co-existence, the engineering tasks associated with choosing locations, plant life, and style of crossing, and what it’s like to look back at nearly 30 years of success were discussed with Terry McGuire, Parks Canada veteran, and project coordinator for the new TransCanada Highway Twinning in Yoho National Park.

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Episode 432: Questioning Coyote Conversations

Conversations about coyotes can quickly get controversial, particularly in the media. Are they simply another creature trying to care for their families and live life peacefully, or are they menacing charlatans waiting to pluck away what we love most?

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Episode 431: Bear Basics of Emergency Response

Let’s start with the obvious: stopping conflict with wildlife before it begins is always our preference. And there’s a lot of ways we can do that, as most conflict occurs when we’ve created a situation that allows for it, often through manipulation of resources. That is, we give food to animals and they say, hey, thanks, can I have some more? Or we knock down their houses and they show up, and say, hey, thanks for making us this new house.

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Episode 430: The Long Weekend Rant Episode

Rather than try to force an interview in this double long weekend, or rush one that isn’t quite ready, we thought this would be a good time for host Michael Howie to sit, think, and record something more of a rant, and a little glibber, then you’re probably used to with this show.

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