have you ever heard of saola – possibly the most threatened mammal on the planet (fewer than 50 animals live in the wild)?
Well, I haven't. Not until I interviewed William Robichaud from The Saola Foundation.
In this new episode we talk about:
Why saola is on the brink of extinction
Why it is so hard to find saola and what methods they will use to find it and capture it
Why captive breeding program is necessary for the survival
How saola search can benefit other endangered species in the Annamite Mountains (Laos/Vietnam)
My favorite quotes:
"When saola was discovered I just kept expecting somebody to come and take over saola conservation because large mammals weren't my area of expertise and nobody ever did."
"People assume that there is only a finite amount of money for nature conservation but I don't believe it's true. The world is full of money and actually very little of that money is going to wildlife conservation."
I hope that this episode will perk you because there's still hope for saola!
Veronika Perková Journalist & Copywriter