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Sharon Matola

Sharon Matola, Director of the Belize Zoo, talks to Faith about her battle to save the bird known as the scarlet macaw.

Environment

Bionic beak

Faith talks to raptor biologist Janie Fink Cantwell about the bionic beak she has constructed for an injured bald eagle that had its beak shot off by a poacher.

Environment

Give peace parks a chance

Parks and natural areas can be an important part of international diplomacy and peace building between countries in conflict. That's according to University of Vermont professor Saleem Ali who edited the new book "Peace Parks: Conservation and Conflict Resolution." Dr. Ali talked with host Bruce Gellerman.

Environment

Java trees

Indonesia planted millions of trees to absorb the greenhouse gases caused by the December 2007 Bali climate conference, but the nation's record on tree conservation has been dismal. Java used to be home to one of the world's oldest teak forests, but illegal logging, fires, and government mis-management have destroyed the trees.

Environment

Population versus consumption

We often blame rising population for the depletion of natural resources, but Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jared Diamond tells host Bruce Gellerman that we should really be more concerned about increased rates of consumption, especially in affluent Western societies.

Environment

Beans vs. trees in the Amazon

European consumer demand for ethically grown food has forced a moratorium in Brazil that will drastically reduce new deforestation for growing soy beans. Host Bruce Gellerman talks with Lindsey Allen, a forest campaigner for Greenpeace.

Environment

Mangrove destruction put Myanmar at risk

Jeffrey McNeely, chief scientist at the International Union for Conservation of Nature, discusses how the loss of mangroves, cleared for wood and to make way for shrimp farms and tourist development, led to major flooding and the loss of lives in Myanmar.

Arts, Culture & Media

How sharks find their way

A tiny Pacific island shows up on our radar for today's Geo Quiz. It's a coral atoll located 5 degrees north of the equator which is home to Tiger Sharks that have a natural ability to navigate around their underwater environment.

Environment

Geo quiz and answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we're looking for an island off that's part of the Galapagos chain and named after a saint. The answer is San Cristobal or St. Christopher in English. San Cristobal is part of Ecuador. And it's home to three wind turbines that the government of Ecuador will help power the Galapagos Islands with 100 percent renewable energy by the year 2015. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from Jim Tolan, the engineer in charge of the project.