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TAMUK Professor to receive funding for wildlife podcast

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A new podcast will shed light on wildlife issues in South Texas.

Dr. Sandra Rideout-Hanzak, a Texas A&M University-Kingsville professor and certified senior wildland fire ecologist, has been selected to receive the 2021 Harvey Weil Sportsman Conservationist Award from the Rotary Club of Corpus Christi. The award of $100,000 will fund her podcast project “A Talk on the Wild Side.”

“A Talk on the Wild Side” is scheduled to begin in June and will be broadcast from all major podcast platforms such as Spotify so anyone will be able to access it. 

Dr. Rideout-Hanzak said the podcast will bring experts and enthusiasts together to talk about issues in wildlife and natural resources management that are important in South Texas. 

“We will explore such issues as invasive species, hunting and fishing, restoration of damaged rangelands, endangered species, zoonotic diseases, and many more,” she said. “This podcast project will bring widespread attention to current issues in both terrestrial and marine conservation in the South Texas region.  It will also bring attention to the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute and the Department of Rangeland and Wildlife Sciences, especially to potential students who are interesting in pursuing Range and Wildlife Management careers.”

Category: General Univ , Ag/Env & Wildlife Sci

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