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A Little List of Conservation Podcasts (to get you started)

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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.

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What lessons does driving across Africa teach you?

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Humility; check. Patience; check. But most importantly; that pre-conceptions are almost always wrong.

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Conservation and the Aftermath of Conflict in Mozambique

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Nervously we crossed the Zambezi River, stopping at regular police checkpoints and avoiding potholes that could swallow a small family car.

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Swapping Lloyds Bank for the Peruvian Amazon (how to get into conservation with no previous experience)

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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.

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Paying the Price for Conservation in Tanzania

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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.

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Overfishing in the Warm Heart of Africa

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On the beach a dozen men were hauling at a great rope, their feet sinking into the sand. Encrusted with salt it disappeared hundreds of meters out into the water.

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What Is The Price Of Conservation?

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At the opposite end of the spectrum to Blue Planet II, which indulges us all in precisely the guilt-free natural world we love, films like ‘Trophy’ set out to challenge our views, disagree with us, and make us uncomfortable. I love it.

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A New Species of Frog from Expedition Angano!

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Just a few days ago we released a film of our research expedition, and now with excitement and fanfare we have a new paper out describing a new species of rough-skinned Gephyromantis frog.

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Next Steps After Your First Explore Weekend

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So you came to Explore at the Royal Geographical Society! Great Decision. Perhaps it’s the Sunday night, you’re on the train home and still buzzing from all the amazing connections, exciting stories and endless possibilities. You’re not alone!

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Tackling deforestation in Northern Zambia with WeForest

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When I think of forest conservation, what often springs to mind is tray upon tray of neatly propagated seedlings and the laborious work of planting them out. But this kind of conservation is only a fraction of the WeForest vision here in Zambia.

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A Bird’s Eye View of Northern Tanzania

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If you’ve ever wondered what a couple of decent cameras and a small drone can do for conservation, then perhaps this is a good start.

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Solving conflicts in cheetah country (with a little help from man’s best friend)

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I’m writing this from the shade of an enormous baobab tree in Botswana’s Tuli block. Towering like a monolith, the ancient bark is grey and wrinkled like elephant skin, and its girth must be seven or eight meters, much like an elephant too.

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Does Swaziland Hold the Secret to Tackling Rhino Poaching?

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“You pay to come here as a tourist, to see these animals” said Lucky with the glow of the campfire illuminating his face. “That money pays for rangers like me, which means I can support my family and the community outside the park”.

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