Places I Remember with Lea Lane

Saving Endangered Species, Africa To China, With The San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance CEO

March 09, 2021 Paul Baricault, CEO of the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance: "Be inspired to protect the world." Season 1 Episode 6
Places I Remember with Lea Lane
Saving Endangered Species, Africa To China, With The San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance CEO
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Determined to save endangered animals, Paul Baricault, CEO of the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, shares travel experiences from Botswana to Antarctica, highlighting magnificent memories, impending crises and ways to solve them.

-- Paul explains why it's so critical for world conservationists to work together, such as at the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in Northern Kenya.
-- We learn of animals in danger of extinction, including the northern white rhino, and the success of helping to birth two rhino newborns at the San Diego Zoo Global.
-- "Life thrives but it has to move." Paul talks of elephants and gorillas, African habitats, the magnificent wildebeest migration and the movement of animals at the flooding of the Okavango Delta in Botswana.
-- We talk of favorite travel memories, including safaris, special zoos, working on species priority in the Galapagos Islands, walking among brown bears in Alaska, and visiting pandas in China.
-- Paul reminds us, "Be inspired to protect the world." And connects us to ways we can help.

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Paul Baricault is  President and CEO of the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, and a committed conservationist, intent on saving and protecting the world's threatened plants and animals.
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Podcast host Lea Lane has traveled to over 100 countries, written many travel books, including Places I Remember, and has contributed to dozens of guidebooks. She's @lealane on Twitter and  blogs about travel at forbes.com  Contact her at placesirememberlealane.com.
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The new San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance
Why an alliance is critical in saving wildlife
Endangered rhinos and Reteti Elephant Sanctuary
How many people in the alliance
What causes the extinction crisis
Animals in danger of extinction
Lea remembers a rhino in Tanzania
Elephants in danger
Gorillas with covid at San Diego Zoo
No covid with wild gorillas
How can travelers get involved
African habitats
Wildebeest migration on the Serengeti- "nothing like it on earth"
"Life thrives but it has to move"- Botswana
No covid with wild gorillas
Differences between parks, preserves and wild areas; types of safaris
Special zoos
Galapagos -- working on species priorities
Walking among brown bears in Alaska
Pandas in China
How we can help support the alliance