Hot Seat - They Shoot Lions Don't They?
May 01 2019
A panel discussion for ABC-TV’s Big Ideas program presented by Dr Paul Willis, RiAus Director and ex ABC-TV “Catalyst” presenter. Animals are no longer safe in the wild. Many experts now think putting a price on the heads of our most endangered species might make us value them enough to save them from extinction. Captive breeding, native pets, commercial hunting, even trade and export of mammals and reptiles... everything once anathema is on the table in the debate over the sustainable use of wildlife. Panellists Professor Mike Archer, AM, UNSW’s Evolution of Earth & Life Systems Research Group and former head of Australian Museum. Greg Miles, former Kakadu ranger. Dr Rosie Cooney, sustainable wildlife consultant. Keith Leggett, Director of UNSW’s Fowlers Gap Arid Zone Research Station. Facilitator Dr. Paul Willis, RiAus Director.