Passenger Pigeons

A presentation by Dr. Stan Temple March 6 in the Great Hall in the Memorial Union entitled “The Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon, Lessons from the Past for a Sustainable Future.” Dr Temple is an emeritus professor of conservation biology with the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is a Senior fellow and Science advisor with the Aldo Leopold Foundation. Aldo Leopold was a major conservationist of the 20th century. Dr. Temple’s talk marks the centennial of the extinction of the passenger pigeon in 1914. Temple uses the case of the passenger pigeon to call attention to the world’s ongoing extinction crisis and our relationship with other species.

Heart of Iowa program originally broadcast 03/13/2014
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