Field Notes

Sunday mornings during Cincinnati Edition
Thane Maynard

Thane Maynard, director of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, provides first-hand connections to the world of ecology and conservation by speaking with experts all around the world.

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Field Notes
1:31 am
Fri March 15, 2013

"Eating Aliens"

Jackson Landers, a hunter, writer and adventurer, recently spent a year and a half tracking down and eating invasive species from around the world. He’s written a book about what he ate and where called Eating Aliens and he talks about the reasons behind this adventure with Thane Maynard.


Field Notes
12:31 am
Fri March 8, 2013

EcOhio Program in Warren County

The Cincinnati Zoo is so much more than animals. Not only is it a leading botanical garden, but there are offsite programs to help protect and reclaim the environment. Their EcOhio sustainability program works around the Zoo in Avondale, but also at the Bowyer Farm in Warren County, where a recently completed wetland reclamation project has returned 24 acres to its natural habitat. Brian Jorg led this initiative and he’s Thane Maynard’s guest on today’s Field Notes.


Field Notes with Thane Maynard
12:31 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Ohio Alleycat Resource

It’s probably not a surprise to hear that there are too many cats roaming the streets of Cincinnati. Feral, abandoned, lost…these cats are often not spayed or neutered, and that leads to more and more litters of homeless kittens. But as Thane Maynard learns, there is an organization working to address this problem. He welcomes in Devon Smith, Spay & Neuter Clinic Director for Ohio Alleycat Resource, who talks about the three ways her organization is trying to reduce the stray cat population.


Field Notes with Thane Maynard
12:31 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Ending Poaching in Africa

Thane Maynard is on the phone with Pratik Patel, founder of Safari Legacy and of the African Wildlife Trust in Tanzania. The AWT is working diligently to fight the epidemic of poaching of the majestic African elephants. Their efforts include not only the poachers themselves, but the businesses and individuals who reward poachers by purchasing the ivory they illegally gain by killing the elephants.


Field Notes with Thane Maynard
12:31 am
Fri February 15, 2013

College of Mt. St. Joseph Receives NSF Grant

In a tremendous coup for a smaller, private university, Dr. Jill Russell and the College of Mount St. Joseph have been awarded a $500,000 National Science Foundation grant to study the ever-changing cycle of bird migration. Dr. Russell is on the phone with Thane Maynard to discuss how they secured this prestigious grant and what exactly they are studying and the methodology they are using.


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