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Geri Weis-Corbley
CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Good News Network
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Sunday, 13 January 2019

How Conservationists Saved A Species In Wyoming (But Was It Worth it?)

Vox launched a new podcast in October called Future Perfect to investigate effective altruism and discover the “innovative solutions to modern problems that no one is talking about”. 

In this episode, host Dylan Matthews tackles the intriguing question of whether every single species is worth saving from extinction—even if there may be no known benefit or return on investment.

The show focuses on the black-footed ferret in Wyoming, a species continually on the brink of death due to disease. A conservationist specializing in the animal's plight discusses the prospect of using CRISPR, the gene-editing software, and such related costs, and why she believes it is worth it to save the ferret.

At 20 minutes per episode, Future Perfect is a digestible gem of conversation for any commute or gym routine. Another recent episode, for instance, was How to Pick a Career That Counts. Get links to the feeds for iTunes and Stitcher at our GNN GOOD TALKS review.

How Conservationists Saved A Species In Wyoming (But Was It Worth it?)
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