December 7, 2014: Return “Kidnapped” Animals to the Wild, Save the World’s Big Cats and More

An estimated 38 million birds and small animals are pulled from Brazil's forests each year. Nat Geo Emerging Explorer Juliana Machado Ferreira is working to get as many of those back into the wild as possible. (photo by Frank & Helen Schreider/National Geographic)
An estimated 38 million birds and small animals are pulled from Brazil’s forests each year. Nat Geo Emerging Explorer Juliana Machado Ferreira is working to get as many of those back into the wild as possible. (photo by Frank & Helen Schreider/National Geographic)

This week on National Geographic Weekend, join host Boyd Matson and his guests as they climb El Capitan with young children, stop the kidnapping of Brazil’s wildlife, save lions by saving livestock, lift a 35-ton stone with prehistoric technology, work to save the last 3,000 wild tigers, visit some of the last nomadic tribes, bottle feed a baby cheetah, and clean up hazardous waste.

***** Please note that National Geographic Weekend has curated playlists for your listening on SoundCloud. We have all of National Geographic’s Explorers in one list; grantees in another. And music interviews in a third. *****

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Here’s this week’s show.

HOUR 1

Andy Kirkpatrick is an adventurer, but he also has a daughter who he cares very much about. So, he chooses his adventures wisely. He explains that pursuing Everest’s summit and the South Pole are too expensive and unpredictable, —> Read More Here

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