Robin Reid's Interview on CBS' 60 Minutes
October 4, 2009 | Robin Reid's Interview on CBS' 60 Minutes! Robin talks with 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley about the spectacle of the Serengeti-Mara wildebeest migration, which is the largest remaining migration of large mammals on earth. The interview covers multiple challenges of maintaining this 1.3 million-strong herd including deforestation, low river flows, rising human populations, expanding wheat fields and climate change. The story will also explore how local Maasai communities are leading efforts to build partnerships to protect the migration. If you missed the broadcast, the segment can be viewed here:
The local Fort Collins newspaper, the Fort Collins Coloradoan ran an editorial on October 6, 2009 about the 60 Minutes segment:
’60 Minutes’ turns to CSU expert for advice
Fort Collins Coloradoan
Oct. 6, 2009
When "60 Minutes" needed an expert for Sunday night's story on African wildebeest migration, it turned to CSU.
If you would like more information about wildebeest research at Colorado State University please visit the following link: http://www.nrel.colostate.edu/projects/gnu/