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Species extinction

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Over one hundred years ago the last passenger pigeon, named Martha, died in the Cincinnati Zoo. Not long before Martha died, passenger pigeons flew in packs so large over North America they could block out the sun for days. In this special rebroadcast we talk with author and naturalist Joel Greenberg about what lead to the extinction of the passenger pigeon and what it teaches us about the importance of conservation.

Mindy Todd is the host and producer of The Point on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 30 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI.