During this episode of the Conservation Cast, Maya spoke with Dr. Ben Novak, a De-extinction biologist. Novak is the team leader of the passenger pigeon de-extinction project which commenced in 2012. Novak explained the important role Revive Restore plays in the conservation space as the world's only conservation organization dedicated to advancing and innovating biotechnology. The duo also discussed Ben's research, other projects Revive Restore is working on; current limitations and challenges genetic technology must overcome to be a viable technique to aid in conservation efforts in the future.
Maya’s community raised $1622 for Revive Restore, an organization dedicated to using genetic rescue to enhance biodiversity through the preservation and de-extinction of endangered and extinct species.