The History of Wildlife Preservation is Discussed in New "Leading Edge" Segment With Host Jimmy Johnson

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New educational segment provides insight on the history of protected spaces.

Wildlife preservation in the United States is more commonly known as the National Wildlife Federation, NWF. Over four million people in 47 states support it. However, it started as a simple dream from a cartoonist. The role the NWF plays affects future generations, as well as connecting nature to those who live in it. "Leading Edge" is producing a new segment to help educate audiences on this topic.

The belief of wildlife preservation comes from people who believe that we are in nature, rather than the nature belongs to us. The laws were formed to prevent the needless killing of wild game and buffalo. To curb the number of animals being slaughtered, there were laws put in place to regulate the number of animals taken.

The biggest advocate for wildlife preservation was President Theodore Roosevelt. He ended his presidential term by protecting 230 million acres of land, but more importantly, he helped the nation embrace the idea of conserving wildlife.

The new "Leading Edge" segment will detail this information with an introduction done by Jimmy Johnson.

This series is to be circulated to Public Television through the United States. It is not circulated through PBS. You can read more at the Leading Edge site at or contact the producers for more information at info(at)leadingedgeseries(dot)com.

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