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Could collecting animals for science be hurting some endangered species

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Current Event June 23, 2014

Could Collecting Animals for Science be Hurting Some Endangered Species?


A new research article has ruffled the feathers of some scientists. The study questions whether it’s damaging endangered populations of birds and other species to collect them for scientific study. Many scientists see the collection of rare animals as a way to discover diseases and understand the past, while some ethicists see collection as a threat to small endangered animal populations. Listen to this public radio story to learn more.

Life Science

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AIR DATE: 06/18/2014


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