Posts tagged Wildlife Conservation
The vital role of beavers in enriching and strengthening our ecosystems (Interview with Ben Goldfarb of Eager)

In this podcast episode, Ben sheds light on how we've wiped out 99% of our beavers in North America; the vital role that beavers play in enriching wild landscapes and building our collective resilience against climate change; why our modern ideas of what healthy ecosystems look like have been wrong; and more.

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The ethics and application of gene-editing for ecological conservation (Interview with Natalie Kofler of Editing Nature)

On this podcast episode, Kenton sheds light on what rewilding is all about; how modern civilization has dehumanized us and disconnected us from our innate and instinctive human senses; how the endless pursuit of comfort over the pursuit of fulfillment may lead us to feeling more empty being more consumptive over time; and more.

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The connectivity and complexity in urban ecology beyond simply 'greening' our landscapes (Interview with Keith Bowers of Biohabitats, Part Two)

In this episode, Keith sheds light on what it means to support more novel, technology-driven solutions to our environmental issues as opposed to solutions based more on biomimicry; why simply greening our urban spaces without looking at habitat connectivity and the specific choice of species is inadequate for maximizing our positive impacts with restoration; and more.

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Being proactive in restoration and planning for a more biodiverse planet today (Interview with Keith Bowers of Biohabitats, Part One)

In this podcast episode, Keith sheds light on how much we need to focus our efforts on restoration versus conservation; why it is that, although we're a part of nature and all species impact their environments in some way, we've uniquely altered our landscapes in ways that require us to restore natural habitats; and more.

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Restoration agriculture and letting go of micromanagement to allow nature to thrive (Interview with Mark Shepard of Restoration Agriculture Development)

In this podcast episode, Mark sheds light on why we need to stop trying so hard to realize a world based on persistent concepts and ideals that we made up and instead, get out more to observe and learn from how natural ecosystems actually function; what is problematic about how we've developed a food system based mostly off of annual crops versus perennials; how he's been able to utilize a hands-off approach to growing food regeneratively, which he calls the STUN method (Sheer Total Utter Neglect); and more.

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Recent wins in safeguarding Indigenous lands in the Amazon Rainforest (Interview with Mitch Anderson of Amazon Frontlines, Part Two)

In this podcast episode, Mitch sheds light on some key wins that we've had lately in safeguarding our Amazonian Indigenous lands and what it took for that to happen; how we can stand in solidarity with our Indigenous peoples to support the conservation of their ancestral lands; and more.

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Dismantling privileged views to support the struggles of Amazon's Indigenous peoples (Interview with Mitch Anderson of Amazon Frontlines, Part One)

In this podcast episode, Mitch sheds light on how one who's grown up with a privileged background can begin dismantling that worldview to be able to truly understand and meaningfully support the struggles of marginalized people; how we can go about helping our Indigenous people of the Amazon Rainforest to achieve their goals of conservation without perpetuating white saviorism or further marginalizing them with our senses of morality and idealism; and more.

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The vital role of our wetlands in balancing our planetary health and climate (Interview with Max Finlayson of the Society of Wetland Scientists)

On this podcast episode, Max sheds light on how cities were often built on flood plains and wetlands where the flooding was essential to supporting their biodiversity of life; why the preservation and restoration of our wetlands are key to stabilizing our climate; how wetlands impact people's livelihoods and our public health; and more.

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Using ecological art to spark environmental conservation (interview with Aviva Rahmani)

On this podcast episode, Aviva sheds light on what the role of art is in environmental conservation; what future generations may deduce of our time based on the artwork we leave behind; why we need to find points of sensitivity (or trigger points) to focus our efforts on in order to drive the drastic changes we need today; and more.

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Slow flowers that truly commemorate our love for one another and the earth (interview with Debra Prinzing of Slow Flowers)

On this podcast episode, Debra sheds light on why we need a slow flowers movement; the environmental impacts of growing flowers with an artisan mindset versus a commodity mindset; the vital role of flowers in our food production; how our collective loss of knowledge on seasonality helped drive agrobiodiversity loss; and more.

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Addressing our unsustainable palm oil demand and protecting forests (interview with Maria Abadilla of Orangutan Alliance)

On this podcast episode, Maria sheds light on the primary global threats from the palm oil industry; the evolution of how we commodified palm oil to the point where rainforests are cleared for its plantations; how we can navigate the over two-hundred alternative names that palm oil is masked under on ingredient labels; and more.

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