Plants and animals around the world hold the key to new antibiotics. Select species are used in designer clothing and bags.
Endangered animals make their way into our pet stores. The Prairie Heritage Center is hosting a display on Habitat Heroes and Hurdles in the lower level of the center. On Tuesday, Oct. 29, the conservation board naturalist will present a program entitled "Uncovering the Wildlife Trade" at 7 p.m. at the Prairie Heritage Center.
The focus of this program will be to explore what wildlife trade is, how it affects biodiversity and how every person plays a part in this process. Participants will have an opportunity to closely examine items that have been confiscated by the US Fish and Wildlife Service as they pass through customs.
This program will encourage people to think about how plant and animal diversity shapes our lives.
This program is appropriate for all ages. It will include a presentation, interactive display of objects and audience participation.
Contact the O'Brien County Conservation Board at 712-295-7200 for more information.