142: Treated Like Animals with Alick Simmons

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1FyIICqk7ii3cT7TKq9gNe?si=983b84ba80874b3e The subject of the humane treatment of animals is not an easy one. As hunters, anglers, conservationists, farmers and pet owners we like to think that we instinctively know which interactions with animals are humane and okay, and which are not. And when someone questions our actions or intentions we often tend to get … Continue reading 142: Treated Like Animals with Alick Simmons

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

The Implausible Rewilding of the Pyrenees by Steve Cracknell – A Book Review

I have followed Steve Cracknell’s work for some time and so, as soon as I learned that he was going to publish a new book, I began to wait for the release date. Without exaggeration, I can say that for me it was the most anticipated book of the year. And when I finally got … Continue reading The Implausible Rewilding of the Pyrenees by Steve Cracknell – A Book Review

Episode 109: When Accidents Happen with Moose Mutlow

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2WnLxGgpknxGRGC1WTDc0y?si=hhITSgnhRwqLCg5QS2RL4A More than three years ago, I wrote a blog about safety in the outdoors. It is a very important topic for us outdoors people and I feel like I haven’t talked about it nearly often enough. Therefore I welcomed the opportunity to talk with Moose Mutlow who is a senior trainer for Yosemite Search … Continue reading Episode 109: When Accidents Happen with Moose Mutlow

Episode 108: Communicating about Nature with Lucy McRobert

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5IbEmLSzUsUXkpGI4TZcWz?si=bd83bb5facf64543 Communication is by far the most important, yet most difficult, factor in any undertaking. Whether managing a business project with many stakeholders or leading a team to accomplish a goal, excellent communication is the key to success. It is no different in the world of conservation and nature-related endeavours. Anyone who has tried to … Continue reading Episode 108: Communicating about Nature with Lucy McRobert

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 105: Human, Nature with Ian Carter

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4W4vPFwkEkeKL67NjbykPL?si=kHe6TUOnTdCfHIc4Yq3xAA&dl_branch=1 Keeping a diary can be a useful thing. Especially if the diarist focuses on events and experiences pertaining to their area of expertise. Ian Carter, naturalist, ornithologist and author, has kept his wildlife diary for over three decades. Ian worked for Natural England, a governmental advisory body, for twenty-five years. He has written articles … Continue reading Episode 105: Human, Nature with Ian Carter

Episode 101: Beak, Tooth and Claw with Mary Colwell

https://open.spotify.com/episode/75AmzAo5GiHu4VZunRAe4i?si=GgA4ZcCLSre0MFKiorWU1A&dl_branch=1 Last month, I wrote a review of an excellent book titled “Beak, Tooth and Claw: Living with Predators in Britain” by Mary Colwell. At the end of that blog, I said that I would really love to have an opportunity to talk with Mary on my podcast. Luckily, I didn’t have to wait too … Continue reading Episode 101: Beak, Tooth and Claw with Mary Colwell

Episode 100: Deer, Sheep and Fires with Ashley Glover

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2mmIBjmiFOaA673AbsmhxH?si=0PvwW_IKT-ev2tYbYpedgQ&dl_branch=1 There are no two ways about it. It’s a milestone episode. Episode 100. To mark the occasion we get together with environmentalist, hunter and axe thrower, Ashley Glover to discuss some of the most interesting subjects from the past three years. And while the title says “Deer, Sheep and Fires,” in reality it should … Continue reading Episode 100: Deer, Sheep and Fires with Ashley Glover