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Gloria Pancrazi talks about Coextinction of Orcas

Due to various factors including pollution, loss of prey due to the fishing industry, and conflict with humans, orcas are under more pressure than ever before. On Animal Concerns of Texas, Liz and Tom talk with Gloria Pancrazi about her film Coextinction, which tells the story of the animal advocates, scientists, and indigenous leaders fighting to protect the critically endangered species, their collapsing ecosystem, and human life in the Pacific Northwest.

On the show, she discusses her work to save Orcas. She has volunteered with organizations that were fighting against the extinction of Orcas.


Originally aired on March 10, 2024

Liz Walsh is a Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso. She is also a member of the national Sierra Club Wildlife & Endangered Species Activist Team. Dr. Walsh also serves on the Executive Committee of the El Paso Regional Sierra Club Group, and as a board member of the Vegetarian Society of El Paso. Liz is also interim president of the Vegetarian Society of El Paso.
Tom Linney works with the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) Animal Law Program and is on the board of Pets Alive-El Paso. Among other duties, Tom is responsible for developing and marketing ALDF’s Animal Law Pro Bono Program to interested firms and attorneys and for helping students transition from law student to legal professional. He also provides support to professionals interested in teaching animal law and collaborates with ALDF’s Litigation and Criminal Justice Program to assign appropriate pro bono counsel to ALDF projects and cases.
Paul Castro has worked in various facets of audio production; producing talk and music shows, managing a community radio station, developing websites and podcasts. As a multimedia producer he enjoys being able to tell stories with a community perspective. He oversees operations and content production for KTEP.
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