Maya speaks with Laura Kojima, a herpetologist who studies alligator ecotoxicology and behavior at the University of Georgia.
During this episode of the Conservation Cast, Maya spoke with Laura Kojima about the field of ecotoxicology and what the data collection process involves. Viewers were taught about the issues faced by reptiles and amphibians as a result of various human activities as well as their importance in our natural and cultural heritage. Other points of discussion included the comeback of American Alligators through the Endangered Species Act of 1969, highlighting the importance of supporting conservation organizations that strive to replicate similar success in other species.
Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
Maya’s community raised $1015.34 for the Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, an organization dedicated to the conservation of herpetofauna and their habitats. Envisioning a society where amphibians and reptiles are valued for their importance and are considered in all conservation and land management decisions.