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Endangered Species Act Turns 40

The Endangered Species Act is now 40 years old.  We speak with an expert about how the ESA has helped animal populations like red wolves and red-cockaded woodpeckers make a comeback in eastern North Carolina.

The Endangered Species Act recently turned 40 years old.  The law provides conservation of endangered and threatened species of fish, wildlife and plants.  Dr. Joe Roman is a conservation biologist and a McCurdy Visiting Scholar at the Duke University Marine Lab in Beaufort. He’ll be leading the discussion at the next Coastal Science Café in Atlantic Beach on Monday at 6pm.  This week, I spoke with Dr. Roman about how the ESA has helped saved entire species from extinction and the events leading up to the law being put into effect.

The next Coastal Science Cafe will be held on January 6th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Crab's Claw Oceanfront Caribbean Restaurant at 201 W Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, NC.  For more information, click: 

Jared Brumbaugh is the Assistant General Manager for Public Radio East. An Eastern North Carolina native, Jared began his professional public radio career at Public Radio East while he was a student at Craven Community College earning his degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. During his 15+ years at Public Radio East, he has served as an award-winning journalist, producer, and on-air host. When not at the station, Jared enjoys hiking, traveling, and honing his culinary skills.