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Nature Solutionaries is a a podcast that brings reproductive justice & conservation together.

I’m Veronika Perková. I’m a journalist investigating how women’s reproductive health and rights, the conservation of nature, and sustainable life on the planet are all interconnected.

Every month I interview people from around the world who are fighting to provide quality reproductive healthcare for women, to protect the planet’s biodiversity and to ensure the wellbeing of future generations.

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Paul R. Ehrlich: The Most Effective Conservation Strategy? Empower Women

The impact of our growing population on nature is such a sensitive topic that nobody really dares talk about it. Better sweep it under the carpet and forget about it, right? Well, not necessarily. If you think it through, the solution is really simple and beautiful: give women full rights, opportunities and access to family-planning …

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Terry Spahr: Talking About Overpopulation Isn’t Sexy, But We Have to Do It

For 7.8 billion people to live sustainably on the planet, everyone would have to be a vegetarian; never drive a car or fly in an airplane; live in a one-room apartment with minimal electricity and no heat, hot water, washing machine, dryer, or dishwasher; and have only a few sets of clothes and pairs of …

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Arthur Sniegon: We Can Still Save African Elephants. Here’s How

Even though the elephant population decline is a gigantic problem – only 415,000 elephants remain compared to 10 million in 1930 – there are ways to protect this iconic species. The nonprofit Save Elephants, in collaboration with EAGLE Network (organizations fighting corruption and wildlife crime), have seen some success protecting elephants in Congo, Cameroon and …

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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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