I’ve been a little busy lately, but I do have a quick video from The Daily Show I want to share. It’s about how the people of Turkey Creek, MS, a historic black community founded in 1866 by freed slaves, had trouble protecting their land and cultural heritage from eminent domain, industrial pollution, and urban sprawl until the “bird people” stepped in. “Thank God for the Birds,” said Derrick Evans, a Turkey Creek community leader. I love this story because I think it comically touches on two important and almost universal issues when it comes to wildlife conservation.
- Conservation can help wildlife AND people.
- People can become resentful of conservation and conservationists when wildlife seems more important than them to the larger society.
I’d love to hear your thoughts.
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||.Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c|
|Bird Like Me|