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Louise de Waal of Blood Lions

Louise de Waal of Blood Lions

September 21, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, I speak with Louise de Waal of the documentary Blood Lions, which exposes the sadistic truth behind caged lions bred for the bullet in South Africa.

 

It's an incredibly compelling conversation about an incredibly compelling documentary, find out more by listening or viewing the links below— 

 

Blood Lions documentary

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Poachers and COVID: Interview with Yona Katembo

Poachers and COVID: Interview with Yona Katembo

September 7, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, I speak with Yona Katembo, our tour guide when we went to Uganda a few months back. We touch base on how COVID has impacted the tourism industry, the recent poaching of the silverback gorilla Rafiki, and the punishment of his poachers.   

Madeleine and Ben of Bracenet

Madeleine and Ben of Bracenet

August 17, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, I speak with Madeleine and Ben of Bracenet, the company that turns destructive ghost nets floating the oceans into fashionable bracelets and apparel. 

I thoroughly enjoyed my conversation with these two, the world needs more people like Madeleine and Ben, and on top of that, they frankly couldn't be cooler people. 

 

Site:

https://bracenet.net/

 

Nina Fascione of the International Rhino Foundation

Nina Fascione of the International Rhino Foundation

August 4, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, I speak with Nina Fascione of the International Rhino Foundation, and we talk about the differences between the 5 species of rhinos, IRF's reforestation efforts to help save the Sumatran rhino in Indonesia (there are less than 70 left), and how COVID has impacted the efforts to help rhinos. 

 

Helpful Links

International Rhino Foundation

• International Rhino Foundation YouTube

Rob Whitehair and Alex Finden of Mammalz

Rob Whitehair and Alex Finden of Mammalz

July 27, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, I speak with Rob Whitehair and Alex Finden of Mammalz, a user-generated content app that allows anyone to create and upload content, while enabling users to follow and tip content creators who interest them. 

 

To help secure app funding, Mammalz is doing a trip giveaway to one of three locations, including a diving liveaboard in Raja Ampat, Indonesia, a tiger safari in Ranthambhore National Park, India, and an 11-day safari in Botswana, to anyone interested in investing as low as $100. 

 

For every $250k they raise, they will do a random drawing for one of each of the trips. The deadline to invest and be entered into the drawing is July 31, 2020 at 11:59pm EST, more information can be found here: https://wefunder.com/mammalz

 

Finally, there is a lot of great content on the site already, and here are some Mammalz user accounts to take a look at:
 
Mike Leahy of National Wildlife Federation

Mike Leahy of National Wildlife Federation

July 22, 2020

In this quick episode of the podcast, I speak with Mike Leahy, the Director of Wildlife, Hunting & Fishing Policy at National Wildlife Federation, just in time for the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works’ July 22 hearing on zoonotic diseases.

 

This critically important, not only given the fact that COVID-19 originated as a wildlife disease, but also given the wide range of other wildlife diseases that could make the leap to humans.

 

Show support and reach out to the senators on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, visit here: https://www.senate.gov/general/committee_membership/committee_memberships_SSEV.htm

 

Help with Recovering America’s Wildlife Act: https://www.nwf.org/Our-Work/Wildlife-Conservation/Policy/Recovering-Americas-Wildlife-Act

Thai Nguyen of Save Vietnam’s Wildlife

Thai Nguyen of Save Vietnam’s Wildlife

July 20, 2020

In this episode, I speak with Thai Nguyen, the Executive Director of Save Vietnam’s Wildlife, a non-profit based in Vietnam that focuses on wildlife rescue, veterinary care, and rehabilitation of pangolins and other critically endangered species, and by helping Save Vietnam's Wildlife (https://www.svw.vn/) you can directly protect critically endangered species such as pangolins, otters, leopard cats, and binturong.

Andy Wink of the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association

Andy Wink of the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association

July 14, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, I speak with Andy Wink of the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association, which helps protect the incredible Bristol Bay fishery in southern Alaska. 

Andy and I speak about a lot of things, but most of the conversation revolves around the proposed mine in Bristol Bay that is jeopardizing the natural beauty and sustainable salmon runs the area currently has to offer. With the current administration sprinting to get this over the goal line, time is running out. 

Even if you don't listen to the podcast, please take a minute out of your day to review some of the facts/inconsistencies of the plan and tell your representatives what you think about Pebble Mine. You can help preserve this incredible part of the Last Frontier. 

Pebble Mine resource: 

 

Bristol Bay resources:

Maggie Howell of the Wolf Conservation Center

Maggie Howell of the Wolf Conservation Center

June 25, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, I speak with Maggie Howell of the Wolf Conservation Center, where we talk about the need for wolves in America, the harsh benefits of looking at wolves through an economic lens, and their chances of survival. 

By the way, let's pretend to not notice that Maggie has the absolute best last name for someone who works with wolves... 

If you like this episode of the podcast, please rate, review, and subscribe, it helps a lot. 

Paul Wheaton, The Duke of Permaculture

Paul Wheaton, The Duke of Permaculture

June 10, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, I speak with Paul Wheaton, the Duke of Permaculture, owner of Permies.com and RichSoil.com, and author of the recent book “Building A Better World In Your Backyard Instead of Being Angry at Bad Guys”, which teaches readers how to save money, conserve energy (and even create your own), and save the environment—all while living a more luxuriant life. 

Paul and I have an engaging conversation about moving beyond sustainability, his now-famous Wheaton Eco Scale, and how to lower your 30 tons of carbon footprint impact to -400 tons!

Paul is giving away free copies of his book for the first 72 hours that the podcast is up, so if you'd like to get a copy of Building A Better World In Your Backyard Instead of Being Angry at Bad Guys, email paul@richsoil.com and tell him I sent you! 

Copies of Building A Better World In Your Backyard Instead of Being Angry at Bad Guys can be found at: permies.com/bwb

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