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

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

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 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 99: Hunting and Dog Training with Bertie Brosnan

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1kd3meFQzQA8iRe6p2oBzT?si=_Z8LZhbOSZyZKwfyq9CqQg&dl_branch=1 Bertie Brosnan is known to regular listeners from episode 51. It was an immensely interesting conversation about the fight against salmon poaching in the rivers of the Irish South-West. In this episode, Bertie is back to talk about his other passions: hunting and dog training. https://youtu.be/wtODtmcqWs0 During our conversation, Bertie gives a fascinating account … Continue reading Episode 99: Hunting and Dog Training with Bertie Brosnan

Episode 94: African Big Game with Steve Scott

https://open.spotify.com/episode/066Y97ggmbZFuJJpF5oRIS?si=ncAc_oanTHuJ50OAkqIHfQ&dl_branch=1 Hunting in Africa is on the bucket list of many hunters. But for many, that dream might seem very distant. Almost impossible. But as you will see in this conversation with Steve Scott, a veteran hunter, TV host, and producer of television hunting shows, this doesn’t have to be the case. https://youtu.be/IyzJUYoI0wY Problems caused … Continue reading Episode 94: African Big Game with Steve Scott

Episode 90: The American Black Bear with Matt Gould

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7kTQqG5ufAH7Jmcl01EsIa?si=pbaoEEDzS0aA10vE9fRO1g&dl_branch=1 This time our guest is a wildlife biologist from across the pond. Matt Gould works for the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology at New Mexico State University. Matt is also an avid hunter. This combination makes him a perfect guest for my podcast. https://youtu.be/aIuzrNjnSdU Matt has done a lot of research and … Continue reading Episode 90: The American Black Bear with Matt Gould

Episode 86: Hunting and Nutrition with Alan Kenny

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4jOYGvjC7vBvX51lv4YUOU?si=1JfA1fouSNK3xtwnI6iaAw&dl_branch=1 I don’t think that anyone who has at least dipped his toes in hunting needs to be convinced of how important it is to be in good physical shape to fully enjoy the experience. Strength and endurance come in handy not only when it comes to walking long miles in search of an animal … Continue reading Episode 86: Hunting and Nutrition with Alan Kenny