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 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 98: Wildlife Special Ops with Nathan Edmondson

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4yeo9gNE7KKV9SQ11GkavI?si=kF6jJkznRJGH7Y7I7-C2iw&dl_branch=1 Wildlife trafficking and poaching are huge problems for the conservation of the world’s most endangered species. They also present significant social and economic challenges. On one hand, big green organizations like WWF are criticised for “militarization of conservation” in their attempt to counteract the increasingly sophisticated and militarized wildlife trafficking cartels. On the other … Continue reading Episode 98: Wildlife Special Ops with Nathan Edmondson

Episode 89: Camera Trapping and Large Mammal Monitoring with Adam Francis Smith

https://open.spotify.com/episode/0y5EVzNYX67eMf0QVclvEU?si=fKfdySxHQu2WwKox9UIJTA&dl_branch=1 In this instalment of the podcast, our guest is a young scientist, Adam Francis Smith, who lives in the Bavarian Forest National Park. Adam specializes in large terrestrial mammal monitoring and predator-prey interactions. He also works for the Frankfurt Zoological Society where he focuses on specific project areas in Ukraine and Belarus and where, … Continue reading Episode 89: Camera Trapping and Large Mammal Monitoring with Adam Francis Smith

Episode 73: Quantitative Ecology with Kilian Murphy

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5PpbgyBWwj3qTBdY9vLooi?si=oDLTR1OYR4OYK2b1mnE_xw&dl_branch=1 Is it possible to use artificial intelligence to tell us how rewilding will look in any area where it is implemented? Is it possible to create a computer model that would tell us how the species eradicated from the landscape hundreds of years ago would behave when reintroduced? Listen to my conversation with Kilian … Continue reading Episode 73: Quantitative Ecology with Kilian Murphy

Episode 35: Whittled Away, Ireland’s Vanishing Nature with Pádraic Fogarty

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7AHJjW6Kwid79oAD4c5dUY?si=FOs-4C3eRwC0D4zU2zkxPg&dl_branch=1 Today we’ve got something a little bit different. Instead of a guest, I have brought you a recording of a live talk by Pádraic Fogarty from Irish Wildlife Trust titled: Whittled Away, Ireland's Vanishing Nature. Pádraic is also the author of the book with the same title and I had the pleasure to chat … Continue reading Episode 35: Whittled Away, Ireland’s Vanishing Nature with Pádraic Fogarty