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Mazariegos & Pimm: Animals in Western Andes Can Finally Find a Date

In this episode, I am talking to Luis Mazariegos and Stuart Pimm about their successful conservation project in Western Andes Cloud Forest, in Colombia, one of the most biodiverse spots on the planet. Since 2008, The Hummingbird Conservancy, with financial support from Saving Nature has restored 3,500 hectares of degraded land and connected about 100 …

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Lisa Carne & Maya Trotz: Belize Is a Shining Star of Coral Reef Restoration

Coral reefs provide food, coastal protection and livelihoods to a billion people worldwide. They are the planet’s most vulnerable ecosystem to climate change and are under threat from excess nutrients, overfishing and ocean acidification. Luckily there are amazing organizations like Fragments of Hope that have been able to achieve great results in coral reef restoration. …

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Arjoon-Martins & Thompson: Protecting Sea Turtles and Mangrove Forests in Guyana

Annette Arjoon-Martins is a Guyanese conservationist and pilot who founded the Guyana Marine Conservation Society, an NGO that originally started with protecting sea turtles on Shell Beach, Guyana, and now aims to protect mangrove forests and marine habitats in general. Ivana Thompson is a young marine biologist who has recently joined the organization to deepen …

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Hana Raza: Fighting for a Better Future for Persian Leopards in Iraq

Hana Raza is a Kurdish wildlife conservationist who rediscovered the Persian leopard, once thought to be extinct, in the mountains of Kurdistan in 2011. She dedicated her career to establishing a program for conserving this globally endangered species.  In 2017, she was awarded the prestigious award of Future for Nature. Together we talk about:  Why …

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Tilo Nadler: The Future of Langurs in Vietnam Looks Bright

In my February podcast episode, I talk to an amazing conservationist Tilo Nadler about: How Tilo managed to establish the only viable population of Delacour’s Langur in Vietnam What it’s like to negotiate an extension of an existing reserve Why captive-born langurs are re-introduced in Trang An UNESCO World Heritage Site How Tilo tries to …

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František Příbrský: Let’s Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade in Pangolins and Slow Lorises

The pangolin and slow loris trade in Indonesia has gained a lot of media attention in the past few years, but in spite of this it has had only a small effect on combating the trade. Indonesia still loses up to 10,000 pangolins and thousands of slow lorises a year. Even though combating the illegal …

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Seth M. Siegel: Let There Be Water: Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved World

“There are many great reasons to come to the Czech Republic, but going to Moser stores is high on my list.” That’s how the interview with Seth M. Siegel, a water activist and a New York Times bestselling author of Let There Be Water: Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved World, started. Seth was supposed to …

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Willem Van Cotthem: A Professor Who Tried to “Kill the United Nations Business”

An 85-year old Belgian professor of Botany Willem Van Cotthem has dedicated his whole life to finding solutions to end hunger and combat desertification. Many of them became hugely successful and helped many people, but none of them was adopted by the international organizations concerned. Why? Read on to find the shocking answer.  When land …

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Silke Horáková: The Future Belongs to Investments with a Social Impact

Silke Horáková used to be a classical investor. However, when she heard about the British fund Bridges Ventures that invests exclusively into projects with a social impact, she decided to found a similar fund in the Czech Republic. It was 2011; the sector of social entrepreneurship was in its infancy and impact investing was an …

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