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It has become obvious to many biologists and conversationalists that preserving isolated parks and reserves are just not working. In order to save a representation of the rich biodiversity of the planet we have to think bigger, MUCH bigger. We have to start thinking in terms of what Michael Soulé has called “cores, corridors and carnivores.” Like the huge Yosemite to the Yukon proposed rewilding corridor. Or the vast and contentious “Peace Parks” proposed to link key wildlife areas over several rival countries in southern Africa. Writer and reporter CAROLINE FRASER traveled around the globe to look into the successes and failures these ultimate conservation projects, which may also offer the last best hope we have for the planet in reversing global warming too. Tune in as we talk about Caroline’s very important book on REWILDING THE WORLD: DISPATCHES FROM THE CONSERVATION REVOLUTION.