Episode 124: African Wildlife Conservation with Lilian Mremi

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1Ue73g4hvkMuS9177c5OPe?si=c70bc4b6bbeb4d28 Those of you who either read the excellent book “Cries of the Savanna” by Sue Tidwell or listened to the podcast episode with her are familiar with Lilian Mremi, a Game Scout and Tanzanian Wildlife Ranger. Shortly after the episode was published many of you expressed great interest in hearing directly from Lilian. I … Continue reading Episode 124: African Wildlife Conservation with Lilian Mremi

Episode 121: Cries of the Savanna with Sue Tidwell

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5HxaFqNcltM1E2NAQOVD7G?si=f2686540950645c9 In this episode, once again, we’re going to take on the subject of hunting in Africa. Our guest is Sue Tidwell, the author of a wonderful book titled “Cries of the Savanna” that I reviewed in last week’s blog post. And since I really liked the book I was itching for the opportunity to … Continue reading Episode 121: Cries of the Savanna with Sue Tidwell

Cries of the Savanna by Sue Tidwell – A Book Review

Hunting in Africa is a controversial subject that I have discussed with expert guests a few times on my podcast. I also follow related social media discussions. Unfortunately, I get the impression (confirmed on many occasions) that people taking part in these discussions have very limited, or purely theoretical, experience. This often leads to ridiculous … Continue reading Cries of the Savanna by Sue Tidwell – A Book Review

Episode 119: Land and Deer Management in Scotland with Megan Rowland

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2i5v0bVI1gAMvnp70gI2QX?si=f7323d9ad0db4c59 For many of you, Megan Rowland needs no introduction. She is a Deer Management Officer for NatureScot, Scotland’s nature agency. Before that, she worked as a surveyor for RSPB Scotland where she surveyed the entire suite of Highland bird species. She has also been a volunteer for the Scottish Wildlife Trust, a local Raptor … Continue reading Episode 119: Land and Deer Management in Scotland with Megan Rowland

Episode 118: The Tick Terminator with Brian Anderson

https://open.spotify.com/episode/0UMHfuVNeszztHvF4RlWzJ?si=c82d6b1a39a8481b Tick bite season is about to start both in Europe and in the US. Since we haven’t spoken about this important subject for quite a while (we discussed ticks and Lyme disease back in 2019 in episode 55), I thought it was high time to talk about ticks and tick bite prevention once again. … Continue reading Episode 118: The Tick Terminator with Brian Anderson

Episode 116: Subsistence Living in Alaska with Zephyr Sincerny

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2wN42a2e6FGiruFwklm5YB?si=616284d4f551488b Alaska is considered by many to be the last frontier. One of the few remaining places where true pristine wilderness still exists. Without a doubt, this largest state in the United States is a fantastic place for outdoorsmen or anyone who wants to live close to nature and away from the crowds. This is … Continue reading Episode 116: Subsistence Living in Alaska with Zephyr Sincerny

Episode 112: Sizzlin Arrow with Paul Rhoades

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7DrfQJGqyAjI1puNbSmtW9?si=ff8be5e2a2e34f5c This episode is like a Christmas Special. Not only because of the publication date but also because we talk about a subject I have wanted to discuss for a long time. Bowhunting. And, it is always a great pleasure to talk with a fellow hunter and, in this case, also a fellow podcaster. https://youtu.be/5Zve-uiMb5YContinue reading Episode 112: Sizzlin Arrow with Paul Rhoades

Episode 111: Shepherds of Wildlife with Tom Opre

https://open.spotify.com/episode/21OzaKKQR2z9OeVn8SLbOG?si=905b4b1877da461c Recently I’ve noticed, and sometimes participated, in discussions about the fact that wildlife conservation can never be successful if the needs of local, indigenous peoples are not taken care of first. It becomes especially apparent when Western environmental NGOs move into Africa with poorly designed conservation programs. On my podcast we’ve also pointed out … Continue reading Episode 111: Shepherds of Wildlife with Tom Opre

Episode 103: Hunter-Gatherers with Graeme Warren

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5KHft1awPg6hXkwcBolMlz?si=nGpiASzvQAGQMxvQCXDmjQ&dl_branch=1 The term hunter-gatherers is often understood as a description of primitive people who live in an idyllic state of harmony with nature. In reality however, the lifestyle of hunter-gatherers is way more complex than most of us think. https://youtu.be/7A0DhbztCkQ To shed some light on this fascinating subject and to clarify some misconceptions I bring … Continue reading Episode 103: Hunter-Gatherers with Graeme Warren

Episode 102: Humane Animal Treatment with Alick Simmons

https://open.spotify.com/episode/6qXh7tdlcE1EV2kSpyywi7?si=H5NNlTPAT7Ok1h4hzgEYrQ&dl_branch=1 You often hear hunters and anglers boasting about humane animal treatment. Whether it is a “quick humane kill” in the case of hunters or “fish welfare” in the case of anglers practising catch and release, this subject is mentioned a lot. Also, environmentalists frequently bring up humane treatment and animal welfare in their conversations. … Continue reading Episode 102: Humane Animal Treatment with Alick Simmons