Author and Naturalist Ed Ricciuti Discusses the Growing Conflict Between Humans and Animals

April 28, 2015 at 11:36 am

Coyotes in New York City? Author Ed Ricciuti discusses that and more in his new book, Bears in the Backyard: Big Animals, Sprawling Suburbs, and the New Urban Jungle. Over his long career as a writer and naturalist, Ricciuti has covered wildlife, conservation issues and the illegal wild animal trade around the world. His most recent book focuses on animals closer to home, specifically those that are showing up and often settling in and around our towns and cities. Rafael Pi Roman speak with Ricciuti about this new urbanization of wildlife and the potential repercussions of having bears (and other animals) in our backyards.