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Saving Species on BBC Radio 4 explores biodiversity, conservation and natural history, both in the UK and across the globe. In this episode we report on the news that a rare and highly endangered f...rog from Monserrat and Dominica in the Caribbean has successfully bred in London Zoo. Ed Drewitt discusses with Dr Ian Stephen this last chance conservation effort to save the Mountain chicken frog threatened with the Chytrid fungus; a disease fatal to 2/3 of all amphibians. From tropical seas to the windswept island of South Georgia where the largest rat eradication project in the world is about to happen. Team Rat set off in January to save the albatrosses and petrels that nest on the sub-Antarctic eden from being eaten by rodents. Howard discusses the establishment of marine conservation areas around the overseas territories with Alistair Gammell of the PEW Foundation. Overseas Territories are not just the land itself, it includes the seas that surround them for 200 nautical miles and include some of the richest seas in the world. Howard then questions the DEFRA Minister for Biodiversity, Richard Benyon, what the UK plans to do to help protect the precious places that make up British Overseas Territories.
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Series: Saving species; Series 3
Episode 17
First transmission date: 2012-12-25
Original broadcast channel: BBC Radio 4
Published: 2012
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Duration: 00:28:00
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Producer: Mary Colwell
Presenter: Howard Stableford
Contributors: Richard Benyon; Ed Drewitt; Alistair Gammell; Tony Martin; Howard Stableford; Ian Stephens
Publisher: BBC Open University
Production number: AUDA580B
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