Are wild animals really “wild”?

June 2021 (ted.com)

Human activity is affecting the planet in dramatic, unsustainable ways — including destroying the habitats of wild animals. Considering our obligation to care for the creatures we’ve impacted, environmental writer Emma Marris dives into the ethics of wildlife management, zoos and aquariums, offering her thoughts on how we can help Earth’s wildlife flourish. (This conversation, hosted by TED science curator David Biello, was part of a TED Membership event. Visit ted.com/membership to become a TED Member.)

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Emma Marris · Environmental writerEmma Marris is a writer focusing on environmental science, policy and culture, with an approach that she paints as being “more interested in finding and describing solutions than delineating problems, and more interested in joy than despair.”

David Biello · TED science curator, authorDavid Biello is TED’s science curator and the author of “The Unnatural World: The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth’s Newest Age.”

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