For decades, Afghanistan has been one of the most war-torn places on Earth. Evolutionary biologist Alex Dehgan has dedicated his career to protecting the country’s unique environment and wildlife population from human destruction, and he joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the effect that war has on an area’s natural landscape. His new book is called “The Snow Leopard Project: And Other Adventures in Warzone Conservation” (PublicAffairs).
Members of the U.S. Army 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division listen as gunfire erupts during a joint operation with the Iraqi army in the town of Buhriz, 60 kilometers (35 miles) northeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007. Lauren Frayer/AP Photo