Into The Wild
19. Marine Filmmaking with Inka Cresswell

19. Marine Filmmaking with Inka Cresswell

August 10, 2020

I've always had big respect for wildlife filmmakers. Not only is it a job that requires a huge level or patience, but it's the job that results in bringing nature & sights from the natural world into the homes of millions of people. Scenes that are the reason why I & many of you, love nature today.

And because of this, I was very excited about today's show with marine biologist & marine wildlife filmmaker & photographer, Inka Cresswell. 

From the beauty, the prep & the challenges, Inka gave a brilliant insight into the world of underwater filmmaking. We spoke about her short film, My25 & it's focuses of listening to the previous generation regarding their stories of the natural world, in order to fully understand how environments have changed.

 If you'd like to keep up to date with the projects, & shows that Inka is working on, you can do so on Twitter & Instagram, @InkaCresswell

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18. Conservation & Perceptions of Sharks with Dr Catherine MacDonald

18. Conservation & Perceptions of Sharks with Dr Catherine MacDonald

August 3, 2020

We've recently had an episode about sharks (With Dr David Shiffman, if you haven't listened to it, check it out, it's great), but as with all my episodes, I always think there's way more to cover & my guest, Dr Catherine MacDonald, completely agrees.

We start by talking about Shark fining. A fishing practice that is inhumane & wasteful BUT not quite understood. I asked Catherine the basic questions & I'm glad I did, as I learnt so much about not only why it is a problem but why it exists in the first place.

However it's not just the fishing practices that affect sharks, it's people's perception of them & the ocean itself. Catherine is an advocate for changing the misconceptions of anything from when someone is bitten by a shark, to our treatment of the world's seas. 

This show is extremely informative & important. Our oceans are constantly under threat & change is needed and it starts with you.

If you'd like to keep up to date with the projects, & shows that Catherine is working on, you can do so on Twitter & Instagram @drcatmac.

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17. British Wildlife with Lucy Lapwing

17. British Wildlife with Lucy Lapwing

July 26, 2020

It's not uncommon to hear someone say, "Oh British wildlife is boring" & to be honest, I've probably been guilty of it myself. However it really couldn't be further from the truth.

This week I'm joined by conservationist & science communicator Lucy Lapwing. Lucy is an expert on British wildlife. We chat chat everything from the diversity & variety animals & pants, the vulnerability of some species & the reasons why it's more important than ever to do your bit for this countries nature.

We also touch on HS2. A controversial, multi billion pound construction project that, whilst does have some pros, is having a real cost to England's historical forests & delicate ecosystems.

If you'd like to keep up to date with the projects, & shows that Lucy is working on, you can do so on Twitter & Instagram @Lucy_Lapwing

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Until next time, keep well, stay safe & live the good life.

16. Beavers with Sophie Pavelle

16. Beavers with Sophie Pavelle

July 19, 2020

It's easy to forget about the animals that live around you & it's especially easy to forget about the ones that once called your country home but are there no more.

This week, I spoke to zoologist & science communicator, Sophie Pavelle. Sophie has already had an amazing career working closely as an ambassador for The Wildlife Trusts (https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/) & The Beaver Trust (https://beavertrust.org/) AND is currently writing her first book about UK vulnerable species, Forget Me Not.

We focused our chat on beavers. How these animals can completely change an environment & landscape in just a couple of days work & what's being done to get these animals back into the UK ecosystem.

If you'd like to keep up to date with the projects, & shows that Sophie is working on, you can do so on Twitter (@spavelle) & Instagram (@sophiepavs)

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15. Wildlife in New York City with Jeffrey Ward

15. Wildlife in New York City with Jeffrey Ward

July 12, 2020

I live in London. A large, busy & packed city, but I still see so much wildlife & that's similar to this week's guest, birder Jeffrey Ward from NYC.

This show we are all about city wildlife ESPECIALLY birds. Jeffrey tells us all about how he got into birding, the types of animals you can find in NYC & the challenges that you face hunting for wildlife in a city.

We also touch on a social media movement aligned with #BlackLivesMatter called #BlackBirdersWeek. An amazing hashtag showing the HUGE amount of black birders around the world.

If you'd like to keep up to date with the projects, & shows that Jeffrey is working on, you can do so on Twitter & Instagram @JeffreyMWard

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14. Electric Fish with Kassandra Ford

14. Electric Fish with Kassandra Ford

July 5, 2020

I love learning about new animals and this week's show was certainly that.

Joined by biology PhD candidate & electric fish nerd (her words) Kassandra Ford, this show is all about electric fish.

My brain was bubbling after this chat as Kassandra taught me so much about these incredible fish. We also spoke about an awesome study Kassandra is currently working on, the changes in skull shape during the evolution of electric fish! (I know, pretty cool right). 

I went into this chat knowing nothing about these animals & came away learning so much, so I hope you share that experience with me too!

If you'd like to keep up to date with the projects & shows that Kassandra is working on, you can do so on Twitter & Instagram @KassTheFish

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13. Sharks with Dr David Shiffman

13. Sharks with Dr David Shiffman

June 28, 2020

This week we are all about sharks, and to be honest, when shouldn't we be about sharks? They are epic. Even better, we are talking to an expert. Marine conservation biologist, Dr David Shiffman from Washington DC, joined me for a chat about our shared loved of these marine predators.

From where to find them, how they eat, how old some can get all the way on how to save them, David goes into some expert detail on the real struggles sharks face & what options we should be open to in order to continue to save these wonderful animals.

If you'd like to keep up to date with the projects & shows that David is working on, you can do so on Twitter & Instagram @WhySharksMatter & follow the hashtag #BestShark

There is an article mentioned in this episode about shark conservation & policy, this can be found here: https://zslpublications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/acv.12265 

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12. Wildlife in Canada with Sean McCann

12. Wildlife in Canada with Sean McCann

June 21, 2020

I love chatting about wildlife but one part that I enjoy even more is chatting about wildlife I don't know much about. This week I spoke with Sean McCann. A biologist & scientist across the Atlantic in Nova Scotia, Canada who works in the field getting up close to the native wildlife.

From the animals of Nova Scotia & the threats they are facing, to Sean's latest project, beach spider surveying, we covered many topics about wildlife, nature & sustainability. It's easy to get trapped in a UK bubble, so when talking about environmental movements in Canada, it was exciting to hear what is happening & what different priorities there are compared to life here in the UK.

If you'd like to keep up to date with the projects, & shows that Sean is working on, you can do so on Twitter @ibycter 

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11. The World of Vet’s & Sustainability with Dr Jess French

11. The World of Vet’s & Sustainability with Dr Jess French

June 15, 2020

One question animal lovers ALWAYS get asked as a kid is "so....do you want to be a vet?" For me the answer was always "nah, not really" & for a long time that was also the same answer for Dr Jess French, until, after completing her Zoology degree, went into the work of veterinary.

Highs, lows & challenges, Jess tells us all about life as a vet & some unique moments she faced while complete veterinary work in different zoos around the world.

When Jess isn't saving or treating animals, she's instilling the love of them through her words. This year alone Jess has 3 books coming out & a big focus on these is waste reduction & sustainability. We talk about the steps to take & how even the smallest change, can have a huge impact.

If you'd like to keep up to date with the projects, books & shows that Jess is working on, you can do so on Twitter & Instagram, @Zoologist_Jess 

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10. Gross Nature & African Wild Dogs with Dr Dani Rabaiotti

10. Gross Nature & African Wild Dogs with Dr Dani Rabaiotti

June 8, 2020

Snot, poo & farts. These three things, in my opinion, will always be funny, but the what else can learn from them?

On this week's episode I speak with author & Dr of African wild dogs,  Dani Rabaiotti. After writing 3 books, Does it fart, True or Poo & Believe or Snot, Dani knows all about the gross side of nature & how it can grab people's attention.

Dani has also completed a PHD looking into the affects of climate change on African wild dogs, specifically their behaviour. We talk about what has changed, how they have adapted & what is being done to save these animals.

Finally climate change itself. A quick chat on what is actually going on & can all animals, including ourselves, adapt quick enough.

If you'd like to keep up to date with the projects & shows that Dani is working on, you can do so on Twitter & Instagram, @danirabaiotti

Does it fart, True or Poo & Believe or Snot are also available from all major book stores & online.

 

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