STONEVILLE, Miss., January 2017 — Wildlife Mississippi, a statewide organization celebrating its 20th year of conserving Mississippi’s lands, waters and wildlife, will underwrite the popular weekly radio show “Creature Comforts” on Mississippi Public Radio in 2017.

Wildlife Mississippi has protected, restored or enhanced more than 420,000 acres of wildlife habitat in the state since its establishment. It also encourages sustainable policies and legislation affecting fish and wildlife and their habitats; practices and promotes conservation education; and promotes nature-based outdoor recreation. It recently acquired 2,700 acres of woodlands and wetlands on the Pearl River in Flowood and is developing the land for public use and outdoor education as the Fannye Cook Natural Area.

“We think a partnership with Mississippi Public Broadcasting and its ‘Creature Comforts’ radio show has great value,” said James L. Cummins, Wildlife Mississippi’s Executive Director. “The show does a wonderful job of informing Mississippians about the state’s rich and diverse wildlife and the things listeners can do protect our great natural heritage.”

“Creature Comforts” airs at 9 a.m. Thursdays on public radio stations across Mississippi and reaches listeners in neighboring states. It is one of Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s most popular, locally produced radio shows. Co-hosts are Libby Hartfield, retired director of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, and Dr. Troy Majure, a veterinarian at the Animal Medical Center of Jackson. The show’s topics cover wildlife and pets.

“For 10 years, ‘Creature Comforts’ has strived to inform citizens of the beauty, diversity and importance of Mississippi wildlife,” said Jason Klein, Director of MPB’s Think Radio and Music Radio. “By supporting one of MPB’s most popular radio shows, Wildlife Mississippi becomes an important partner in continuing MPB’s commitment to educate listeners about their animals and the animals around them.”

Wildlife Mississippi is based in Stoneville. It has offices in Amory, Biloxi and Hattiesburg.