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Posted May 2, 2019

May's Spotlight on Agriculture Focuses on Wildlife

The next episode of Alabama Public Television’s  SPOTLIGHT ON AGRICULTURE series, “Wildlife,” premieres Monday, May 6, at 9 p.m. (CT)  “Wildlife” is the second episode focused on Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences research and the importance of forestry, wildlife and natural resources to the state’s economy and quality of life.

Through interviews with landowners, business, government and industry representatives, the documentary series showcases how Auburn University’s research and Extension programs serve to convey science-based information to sustainably manage those resources for the future.

The episode will examine Auburn’s wildlife research and partnerships with landowners, agencies and other stakeholders to aid the development of policies that will assure healthy and sustainable game and non-game wildlife populations and their habitats.

“We are pleased to share how the research of the Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences is helping to protect Alabama's populations of deer, turkey, black bears and other species, and providing vital information to state agencies and the outdoor industry,” said Roy Clem, executive director of Alabama Public Television.

The episode will also discuss the complex relationships between land use, climate change and population growth that alter the health-related interactions among people, animals and the environment that contribute to the presence of diseases such as rabies, Lyme disease and the West Nile and Zika viruses.

“Wildlife” and all previous episodes of SPOTLIGHT ON AGRICULTURE are available online and on the APT App.

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Auburn professor Todd Steury talks about his research on Spotlight on Agriculture.

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