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Wildlife Nation  >  Episode 22

Join host Jeff Corwin on an exploration of North American conservation success stories. First, Jeff visits the beautiful Pacific Northwest state of Washington to help relocate a family of beavers to new, protected habitats. Jeff learns about the vital contributions beavers make to their environments and the importance of family in a beaver’s life. Next, Jeff travels north to Alaska to help study one of the smallest but most critical species of all: the humble bumble bee. Finally, Jeff explores the world of bats in the forests of Northern California and learns how conservationists are working to protect their habitat and unlock the secrets of sonar.

Black-Footed Ferret in Burrow
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Bee is for Biodiversity

Despite their small stature, native bee species play an oversized role in protecting biodiversity. Learn more about how these precious pollinators provide stability to human systems and the threats preventing their recovery from population loss!

Don’t Blame the Bats

The COVID-19 pandemic is proving that continued exploitation of animals in the wild harms more than just their lives. Read more in this excerpt from Defenders Magazine to learn how coexisting safely is important for both wildlife and human populations!


Fostering Coexistence Through Better Policy in the Pacific North



Blurb: The ability to coexist with wildlife is an important part of conservation and coexistence relies on the ability of humans and wildlife to share a landscape such that both can benefit from it. Read about how Defenders looks for ways to foster this relationship through policy.

Hawksbill sea turtle
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Wildlife and Wild Places

Bee on Flower
Columbia River with sun
Beaver Swimming