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Mary Ellen Hannibal: Can Amateur Scientists Save Animals From Extinction?

Part 4 of theTED Radio Hour episodeCitizen Science.

About Mary Ellen Hannibal's TED Talk

For centuries, amateur naturalists observed the living things around them. But Mary Ellen Hannibal says citizen scientists today have a new mandate: to help save species on the brink of extinction.

About Mary Ellen Hannibal

Mary Ellen Hannibal is a long-time journalist specializing in natural history and literature. Her most recent book, Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction, was named one of 2016's best non-fiction books by the San Francisco Chronicle. She is currently a Stanford media fellow.

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