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

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

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

Episode 122: Eco Defense Group with Nathan Edmondson

https://open.spotify.com/episode/0ipj6K1xlZdWiMJUw3cYsn?si=af88fad458724982 Once again I had the pleasure to talk with Nathan Edmondson, co-founder and President of Eco Defense Group, an organization that supports frontline wildlife rangers who face danger from direct conflict with poachers. In the episode, we get an update from Nathan about the latest situation in Africa and the state of affairs in … Continue reading Episode 122: Eco Defense Group with Nathan Edmondson

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

Episode 120: Seabed Habitat Mapping with Alex Callaway, Chris McGonigle, Andy Wheeler and Ger Summers

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5vA5Mtc0xkT8lQY40mRCeq?si=mtK0a591R6aH11YHtHIXJw Once again I have the pleasure to host scientists from the MarPAMM project. This time we discuss the Seabed Habitat Mapping and Modelling work package. Our guests are Dr Alex Callaway from the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (who was our guest on episode 104), Dr Chris McGonigle from the School of Geography and Environmental … Continue reading Episode 120: Seabed Habitat Mapping with Alex Callaway, Chris McGonigle, Andy Wheeler and Ger Summers

Episode 115: Coexisting with Large Carnivores with John Linnell

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2ZDufR9wqjnTW4lxZgCNIk?si=7065e1e340414628 Large terrestrial carnivores, like wolves, bears and lynx, are the poster children for conservation and rewilding efforts. Also, they are usually right in the epicentre of the human-wildlife conflict which always sparks emotions. That makes it easy to use them to politicize conservation. https://youtu.be/uZkolVlvu0k In many previous podcasts, our discussions about rewilding inevitably led … Continue reading Episode 115: Coexisting with Large Carnivores with John Linnell