A few weeks ago it was my pleasure to talk all things conservation and optimism with Dan Clarke who runs a great long form podcast series called 'Escape the Zoo'. Despite having done a few podcasts recently, I don't know much about actually presenting and processing a podcast - so I was immediately impressed by the big shiny microphone hanging infront of Dan when we connected in skype. He clearly means business!
A few weeks ago the folks at Save Our Species invited me to answer a few questions for their Newsletter. Here's what we talked about... but before we leap in, this is a good point to mention that SOS gives away some huge threatened species conservation grants ($25,000 to $800,000)- check them out.
A while ago I wrote an article about some of the good things zoos do for conservation. Now I hadn't realized how vehemently some people hated zoos (and sadly, how afraid many great zoos are about sticking up for their work). Suddenly, it became one of my most read articles.
I may be a little late to the party, but this past year I've discovered podcasts. As well as getting to grips with well some known science and technology series, I've also been on the look out for engaging conservation and environment podcasts.
Swapping Lloyds Bank for the Peruvian Amazon (how to get into conservation with no previous experience)
When searching for an internship online it was like a minefield, so many to choose from. Everyone I emailed sent me a sales pitch back, they all seemed like glorified travel agents, all too perfect.
The wheels spun furiously, splattering mud liberally up the doors and windows. Slowly and steadily we slid and churned our way forward along the muddy track.