132: Freshwater Lakes with Frances Lucy and Joerg Arnscheidt

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2dRKxn9Bj1jbziatAxO3Ax?si=f580687e0c0b4b2a This is the third episode in our series dedicated to the CANN project. Our guests are Professor Frances Lucy who is Head of Department of Environmental Science and a long-term researcher at the Atlantic Technological University in Sligo and Dr Joerg Arnscheidt from the School of Geography & Environmental Sciences at Ulster University. https://youtu.be/2K02xcUdc30Continue reading 132: Freshwater Lakes with Frances Lucy and Joerg Arnscheidt

131: Lowland Raised Bogs with Simon Gray

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7IU5nHwmUG23csFqB6qG4e?si=64e1c2de88ba4442 Today we talk all things lowland raised bog! Our guest is Simon Gray, Senior Technical Officer at Ulster Wildlife, who works on the CANN project. Simon is also a regular listener of the podcast so it was my pleasure to welcome him to the other side of the production set. https://youtu.be/Vx4sz2x-lNw At the beginning … Continue reading 131: Lowland Raised Bogs with Simon Gray

130: The CANN Project with Abby McSherry

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3orRNj3VJ6tCU84pmCwe5t?si=02b20ff09cde4180 It is my pleasure to present another series of podcasts discussing yet another cross-border environmental project. In this series, we’re going to talk with scientists and leaders from the CANN project. CANN stands for Collaborative Action for the Natura Network. It is supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme and managed by the … Continue reading 130: The CANN Project with Abby McSherry

129: In Search of One Last Song with Patrick Galbraith

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5k4M40fKoa0uJl6lAMHa0W?si=i1ysVGMURkukBt8NG1xaUA Anyone who has any level of interest in wildlife is aware of the massive biodiversity crisis we are facing right now. Sometimes it is called a sixth mass extinction. Its symptoms can be seen not only in world-famous ecosystems like the Great Barrier Reef or the Amazon rainforest but also in our woods and … Continue reading 129: In Search of One Last Song with Patrick Galbraith

128: Rhythms of Nature with Ian Carter

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1GH9KiN0YtHn7p6kYjOtxH?si=b7e39e3f036c4bc7 This week, Ian Carter, naturalist, ornithologist and author, is back on the show with his new book titled Rhythms of Nature. (Previously, Ian was our guest on episode 105.) I really enjoyed his last book so I was eagerly awaiting his next publication. Rhythms of Nature delivers a great, engaging read and, like Ian’s … Continue reading 128: Rhythms of Nature with Ian Carter

127: Seabird Monitoring and Tracking with Katherine Booth Jones, Daniel Johnston, Jacob Davies and Kendrew Colhoun

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2lWDSUDRH8wVJOGJLEH5vU?si=BtnNhDuHTQ6Jn3FrPgV0nQ&utm_source=copy-link This is the second episode dedicated to the Seabird Monitoring work package at the MarPAMM Interreg project. It also concludes a six-part series in which we delved into the project’s work packages. Our guests are Katherine Booth Jones, Daniel Johnston, Jacob Davies and Kendrew Colhoun who you might remember from episode 125. https://youtu.be/0dEpkuCuEx0 Continuing … Continue reading 127: Seabird Monitoring and Tracking with Katherine Booth Jones, Daniel Johnston, Jacob Davies and Kendrew Colhoun

126: The Saviour Fish with Mark Weston

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5EFjiJ9fltI5hmxRJrcDNw?si=R8CXOCmKSQm1nxZNP81dJw In this episode, our guest is Mark Weston, the author of “The Saviour Fish: Life and Death on Africa's Greatest Lake”. It is always fun talking with authors and exploring details of events described in their books that didn’t make the cut to the final version. And so, I had the pleasure to talk … Continue reading 126: The Saviour Fish with Mark Weston

125: Seabird Survey with Stu Bearhop and Kendrew Colhoun

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1IwAZR7STyvs1YOV4o9Q9k?si=RF3ogEdaQhWB4PRFZqn2wg This is the first of two episodes dedicated to the Seabird Monitoring work package at the MarPAMM Interreg project. Today we talk about seabird surveys on remote Scottish locations. Our guests are Stuart Bearhop, Professor of Animal Ecology at the University of Exeter's Centre for Ecology & Conservation and Dr Kendrew Colhoun who is … Continue reading 125: Seabird Survey with Stu Bearhop and Kendrew Colhoun

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 123: MPA Management Plans with Amie Williams, David Stevenson and PJ Maguire

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3IXBYEWBF5V3sVjvhSE2LR?si=d8941ac625ae447f A Marine Protected Area (MPA) designation is one of the most potent tools for protecting a wide range of marine habitats. A layman interested in marine conservation might think that an MPA would be completely excluded from any activities, either commercial or recreational. The reality is much more complex and, depending on what any … Continue reading Episode 123: MPA Management Plans with Amie Williams, David Stevenson and PJ Maguire