Wild Life! Wild Places! On Pet Life Radio (petliferadio.com)


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 worlds 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 show opens with a feature story on wildlife and/or a wild place and ends with Nature News. Both segments are centered on current and creative efforts being expended towards preserving, conserving, and advocating for wildlife and wild habitats in national parks, wilderness settings, sanctuaries, and other naturescapes around the world.


  • Wild Life! Wild Places! - Episode 2 Topsail’s Turtles

    Wild Life! Wild Places! - Episode 2 Topsail’s Turtles

    27/05/2016 Duração: 24min

    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. Questions or Comments? Send them to: donna@petliferadio.com. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Topsail’s Turtles on Pet Life Radio

  • Wild Life! Wild Places! - Episode 1 Preserving the Wealth of the Wild

    Wild Life! Wild Places! - Episode 1 Preserving the Wealth of the Wild

    02/03/2016 Duração: 32min

    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. In this program are tales of warthogs and wildebeests, a band of beggin’ burros, and plague-ridden prairie dogs. In the Nature News segment are stories on the upcoming "Olympics of the Conservation World;" bird migration routes; dark skies initiatives; and a clarion call out to zoos to ratchet up their conservation efforts to help stave off the mass extinction of threatened and endangered species. Questions or Comments? Send them to: donna@petliferadio.com. More details on this epis