December 10, 2021
in this episode
Welcome to a very special episode of Animalia. Today we are talking about the merits, ethics, and potential outcomes good and bad with de-extinction. Earlier this year, a company named Colossal announced $15M in funding to create a new hybrid wooly mammoth species with plans of reintroducing them to Siberia in hopes of reviving their grasslands.
Now that the dawn of de-extinction possibilities are upon us, we need to carefully consider how this could play out, and what the positive and negative impacts on our climate and biodiversity crises could be.
We have three incredible scientists joining us for this roundtable discussion:
Dr. Mackenzie Kwak – parasitologist at the University of Singapore
Dr. Dave Strayer – ecologist and invasive species expert at the Cary Institute
Dr. Lynn Rothschild – astro biologist and evolutionary biologist at Brown University
This was a fascinating and enlightening discussion that you won’t want to miss!