How To Help Threatened Species In Illinois And Beyond | WBEZ
Skip to main content

Worldview

How To Help Threatened Species In Illinois And Beyond

Humans are causing species extinction at an alarming rate. One study estimates that three-quarters of animal species could be extinct within several human lifetimes. One third of all amphibian species are at risk of extinction right now. 

To mark the upcoming Endangered Species Day, we talk with Chicago Wilderness, an organization that’s decided to focus on the health and habitat of 12 priority species. 

We hear about their strategies and partners who intend to protect threatened species from Suzanne Malec-McKenna, executive director of Chicago Wilderness.

Get the WBEZ App

Download the best live and on-demand public radio experience. Find out more.

CLOSE X