Tag Archives: Conservation

Endangered Wildlife Makes a Comeback in Viva Puerto Rico

“It’s not a job…you do it with passion because it’s important to do.” That mantra drives Jafet Vélez-Valentín, Carlos Diez and Dr. Antonio (“Tony”) Mignucci, three conservationists who dedicate their lives to ensuring the survival of endangered wildlife in Puerto Rico. Their work … Continue reading

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Jungle Animal Hospital Saves Lives and Nabs Criminals

“There is hope at the end, and we are part of the hope,” says dedicated veterinarian Alejandro Morales at the conclusion of Jungle Animal Hospital. Filmed over the course of one year, the PBS NATURE series season finale highlights the noble work of Dr. Morales, … Continue reading

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Nature Series Documents Powerful Caregiver-Animal Reunions

If you’ve ever doubted that wild animals are capable of forming long-lasting, trusting and loving bonds with their human friends and caregivers, I urge you not to miss Animal Reunions, the latest episode of the PBS series, NATURE, debuting tonight, Wednesday, March … Continue reading

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The Big Burn Lights a Fire on PBS

“The question of forest fires, like the question of slavery … sooner or later, it must be faced.”  So said Gifford Pinchot, the zealous conservationist who founded the U.S. Forest Service in 1905. The back story and legacy of the … Continue reading

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Why We Celebrate Earth Day

Like me, you probably carry plastic water bottles around wherever you go.  They’re cheap, easy to use and too easy to discard.  They’re also dangerous.  Aside from the toxins that have been targeted in their manufacture, their disposal is choking our planet. According … Continue reading

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