136: The Politics of Nature Restoration with Ariel Brunner

https://open.spotify.com/episode/77jBeEfcKE0aXaOMobx2dH?si=f05583dd51364e35 Successful nature restoration, species conservation and even access to hunting grounds depends on land management policies. They are the foundation of everything we do in nature and to nature. Unfortunately, this means politics. No matter how much time conservationists spend in the field, planting trees, rewetting bogs or rewiggling rivers and streams, without solid … Continue reading 136: The Politics of Nature Restoration with Ariel Brunner

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

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

Episode 110: StreamScapes with Mark Boyden

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7erJQOM0y6JXMQisVp9W0v?si=b69ac4b0748b4793 In this episode, once again, we’re going to talk about environmental education. Our guest is Mark Boyden, one of the founders of the Coomhola Salmon Trust. Mark was involved in producing native salmon stocking projects for rivers in the Irish South-West and in the efforts to reintroduce salmon to the great River Rhine. He … Continue reading Episode 110: StreamScapes with Mark Boyden

Episode 107: Remarkable Creatures with Aga Grandowicz

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2iYVF81IQMdJP3vGPZQfO2?si=fC6VCViLRmuaQwJKq02Shg&dl_branch=1 In many conversations on my podcast, we have observed that long-term success in nature conservation will be impossible without engaging and educating future generations. Today kids, like their parents, are more and more disconnected from the natural world. Even the children’s dictionary has replaced words about nature with newer words. And so acorn has … Continue reading Episode 107: Remarkable Creatures with Aga Grandowicz

Episode 71: The European Federation for Hunting and Conservation with David Scallan

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5Lu0zHfpt3i4UrZirQFmk5?si=iiABBxaHSZ6LQXHRCGQaBQ&dl_branch=1 The European Federation for Hunting and Conservation, or FACE for short, is an international organization that represents the interests of European hunters. It serves as a bridge between the institutions of the European Union and hunters. In episode 59 I talked with Dan Curley, the chairman of NARGC, the Irish member organization of FACE. … Continue reading Episode 71: The European Federation for Hunting and Conservation with David Scallan

Episode 68: Rewilding, Wolves and Biodiversity with Pádraic Fogarty

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1UVSyEdYMpO5oPtBQ0Cb1f?si=j-Wgn-BETLSoeq7T8ClhYA&dl_branch=1 Pádraic is well known to my podcast listeners. He was our guest in episodes 20 and 35. And in episode 62 I talked with Patrick Cross about his work inspired by Pádraic’s book. There have been many things I have wanted to talk to Pádraic about since our last podcast, which was a year … Continue reading Episode 68: Rewilding, Wolves and Biodiversity with Pádraic Fogarty

Episode 62: Whittled Away, a Photography Series, with Patrick Cross

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1IblemBO2ApQz2F5XVLjI3?si=8_Egc8iGSLuLSGXJjiV4HA&dl_branch=1 We have talked about the book “Whittled Away - Ireland’s Vanishing Nature” twice already. In episode 20 our guest was the author, Pádraic Fogarty, who was also featured in episode 35 where I brought you the recording of his talk under the same title as the book. Today I talk with Patrick Cross about … Continue reading Episode 62: Whittled Away, a Photography Series, with Patrick Cross

Episode 61: African Swine Fever Awareness and Prevention with Shane McAuliffe

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3gbCvfaMcglXXXOIoMES7w?si=6Lim2_e6RfOREJEhCCOnRg&dl_branch=1 The issue of African Swine Fever, ASF for short, is important for hunters and other outdoors people who might get to travel to countries with wild boar populations. In fact, all tourists travelling to and from countries where ASF is present should be aware of the basic facts and take the necessary precautions. To … Continue reading Episode 61: African Swine Fever Awareness and Prevention with Shane McAuliffe

Episode 54: The National Biodiversity Data Centre with Dave Wall

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5yzsS0JnemO50WaNeIXCES?si=Ynh3IH-KTCWV2DVTgmDjZg&dl_branch=1 Many of us outdoors people like to keep records of the animal and fish species we have encountered, caught or seen during our time in the outdoors. To keep those records we use spreadsheets, databases, dedicated apps and, perhaps, a pen and paper if you’re a little old-timey chap. As it turns out, there … Continue reading Episode 54: The National Biodiversity Data Centre with Dave Wall