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Welcome to the ESCAPE THE ZOO podcast, where we interview leading wildlife photographers, conservationists and scientists to learn more about the awe-inspiring species that we share this fascinating planet with. Guests of the podcast have traveled to the the edges of the world to observe, photograph, study and support wildlife in their natural environment and, as you probably can imagine, now have some of the most exciting, scary, crazy, extreme, and beautiful stories that I have ever heard. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/escape-the-zoo/support
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Federico Veronesi is a Kenya-based professional wildlife photographer and safari guide. This is his second time on the podcast. We spend time chatting about his upcoming photographic book, One Life, which is following up his incredible first book, “Light and Dust.” We recorded this back in June when the Kickstarter was up and running. Unfortunately, it took me a little longer to edit than I would have liked. That being said, the book will be available for purchase in October. I’ll link to where you can buy / pre-order on escapethezoo.tv/podcast. We chat about: the book the life and death of the most famous elephant on Earth Trophy hunting Wildlife in the times of COVID Federico’s work: http://www.federicoveronesi.com/ One Life Kickstarter: https://bit.ly/2PsuNpb https://www.instagram.com/federico_veronesi/ https://bit.ly/2Ks3PtR (Facebook) https://bit.ly/2KrvbUc (his first book, Light and Dust) Sources for topics discussed: One Life Kickstarter: https://bit.ly/2PsuNpb Light and Dust: https://bit.ly/2KrvbUc Tim elephant: https://n.pr/39Rv9iR Amboseli Trust for Elephants: https://www.elephanttrust.org/ Federico’s video for Tim: https://bit.ly/3gufVCW Kenya Wildlife Service: http://www.kws.go.ke/ Kenya bans trophy hunting (1977): https://nyti.ms/2C0Q5HG ‘Together’ photo: https://bit.ly/3a4UKFb --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/escape-the-zoo/support
Dr. Arnaud Desbiez is a conservation biologist living in Brazil. He is the founder of both the Giant Armadillo Conservation Project as well as Anteaters & Highways. He is also the subject of Hotel Armadillo, a story by BBC narrated by David Attenborough. We chat about: Giant armadillos and giant anteaters Fires in the Amazon The role of zoos in conservation, and much more! Arnaud’s work: Giant Armadillo Conservation Project Anteaters & Highways Armadillos Facebook Armadillos Instagram Anteaters Facebook Anteaters Instagram Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/3cx0CGW --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/escape-the-zoo/support
Chris Schmid is a photographer, filmmaker and cinematographer specializing in natural history in remote locations. He is a Sony Ambassador and National Geographic Explorer. He explains that his efforts to document and protect the few remaining areas of wilderness are fueled by a love for the natural world and a desire to protect what's left.  We chat about: Desert lions Cheetah 'supermoms' The Jaguars of the Pantanal, and so much more! Chris’ work: www.schmidchris.com/ www.staywild.store/ www.instagram.com/schmid_chris/ www.facebook.com/chrisschmidphotography/ www.twitter.com/Chris__Schmid Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2HNsLw2 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/escape-the-zoo/support
Dr. Kinari Webb is the founder of Health In Harmony, a rainforest conservation organization that holistically addresses the health of people, ecosystems, and the planet. In a nutshell, she created an incredibly innovative model that protects the indigineous and traditional communities that protect that rainforests that protect the health of our planet. Their work has driven enormous impact in Borneo - saving human lives, wildlife, and trees - and is now expanding to Madagascar and Brazil. Dr Webb’s work: https://healthinharmony.org/ https://tedxseattle.com/speakers/dr-kinari-webb/ https://twitter.com/kinariwebb Sources for topics discussed: Donella (Dana) Meadows: https://bit.ly/2DUWyRP The Limits to Growth by Dana Meadows: https://bit.ly/36kdk8P Beyond the Limits by Dana Meadows: https://bit.ly/2YzU191 Our Planet: https://bit.ly/2qC7HE0 Planet Earth: https://bbc.in/2RDK3SN WWF: https://wwf.to/2Yssfes WWF Human Rights: https://bit.ly/2LBKgC5 Bolsonaro and Amazon: https://bbc.in/2YzRk7p Andrew Yang - Gross Domestic Happiness: https://bit.ly/2P0rPsE Shaaz Jung: https://bit.ly/2PtoZLJ UN 12 years to limit climate change: https://bit.ly/2Psrkqm Jonathan Jennings, Health In Harmony: https://bit.ly/2PjKz5i Doctors Without Borders: https://bit.ly/355mNB0 Dr. Jodi Rowley: https://bit.ly/2qyvHI9 Frog ID: https://bit.ly/36fkjjt Health In Harmony Results: https://healthinharmony.org/results/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/escape-the-zoo/support
Rob Timmins is a biologist who has discovered several new wildlife species never before known to conservation. We talk about striped rabbits, bald birds, and Asian unicorns. Rob’s work: Rob’s research: https://bit.ly/2MULQij https://www.savethesaola.org/ Sources for topics discussed: William Robichaud:https://bit.ly/35R2szS Saola Working Group: https://www.savethesaola.org/ Kha-nyou discovery: https://bit.ly/2MuOxIl striped rabbit discovery: https://bit.ly/35KvD7L bare-faced bulbul discovery: https://bit.ly/2W0NAe2 saola: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saola saola captive breeding: https://bit.ly/2wKYt5B Yao Ming Wild Aid: https://bit.ly/2P28k3y Shawn Heinrichs: https://bit.ly/2VWN5Bo --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/escape-the-zoo/support
Shaaz Jung - One Leopard

Shaaz Jung - One Leopard

2019-10-1401:14:53

Shaaz Jung is a naturalist, big cat tracker, professional wildlife photographer and cinematographer. We talk about: - His upcoming film on the black panther - How one leopard changed the course of his entire life - Stories of sloth bears, elephants, leucistic deer, flying lizards and so much more! Shaaz’s work: http://shaazjung.com/ http://thebisonresort.com/ www.instagram.com/shaazjung/ www.facebook.com/shaazjungphotography/ Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2MfkSm9 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/escape-the-zoo/support
Serge Wich is a professor in primate biology at Liverpool John Moores University and an honorary professor for the conservation of the great apes at the University of Amsterdam. He is also the co-founder of the nonprofit, Conservation Drones. His research focuses on primate behavioral ecology, tropical rain forest ecology, and the conservation of primates and their habitats. Much of his work has been focused on orangutans in Indonesia. We discuss: - the complexities and nuances of conservation - the new species of orangutan discovered in 2017 - the terror of coming face-to-face with one of the rarest species on Earth....the Sumatran tiger Serge’s work: www.sergewich.com www.twitter.com/sergewich www.conservationdrones.org Sources for topics discussed: Our Planet: www.ourplanet.com/en/ ‘Jane’ documentary: www.nationalgeographic.com/jane-the-movie/ Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program: www.sumatranorangutan.org/ Borneo Nature Foundation: www.borneonaturefoundation.org/en/ Conservation Drones: https://conservationdrones.org/  Lian Pin Koh: https://bit.ly/1E377eT Air Shepherd: https://airshepherd.org/ Spider monkey survey in Mexico: https://bit.ly/2URuOrd New orangutan species: https://bit.ly/2zsCMgh Hydroelectric scheme that will hurt new species of orangutan: https://bit.ly/2UD0ygA Tapanuli orangutan paper: https://bit.ly/2C9biNf ‘Primates of West Africa’ by John Oates: https://amzn.to/2IIjwyJ Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2NaFrTj --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/escape-the-zoo/support
Rhett Butler - Mongabay

Rhett Butler - Mongabay

2019-06-1701:01:50

Rhett Butler is the founder of Mongabay, one of the most popular environmental science and conservation news sites in the world. He has such an interesting background and some wild stories. We talk about rainforests, deforestation, climate change, bioacoustic monitoring, close encounters with elephants and gorillas, and what it is like to be friends with Jane Goodall. Rhett’s work: https://www.mongabay.com/ https://news.mongabay.com/author/rhettbutler/ https://twitter.com/rhett_butler www.instagram.com/rhettbutler Sources for topics discussed: Jane Goodall: www.janegoodall.org zero deforestation commitments: https://bit.ly/2xCBrC6 Steve Winter: www.instagram.com/stevewinterphoto Hollywood mountain lion photo: https://on.natgeo.com/2KeDgfM aye-aye lemur: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aye-aye Health in Harmony: http://healthinharmony.org/ Rhett Butler publications / bioacoustic monitoring: https://data.mongabay.com/about.htm Dr Jodi Rowley: http://jodirowley.com/ Frog ID: https://news.frogid.net.au/ Rainforest Connection: https://rfcx.org/ Planet Labs: https://www.planet.com/ Wildlife Conservation Network: https://wildnet.org/ Acaté Amazon: https://acateamazon.org/ Global Forest Watch: https://www.globalforestwatch.org/ World Resources Institute: https://www.wri.org/ David Quammen: http://www.davidquammen.com/ Virunga documentary: https://virungamovie.com/ Impossible Foods: https://impossiblefoods.com/ Global Fishing Watch: https://globalfishingwatch.org/ Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2KVw9Yx --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/escape-the-zoo/support
Daisy Gilardini is a photographer and conservationist specialized in the polar regions and North American bears. Her images have been published internationally by leading media outlets including National Geographic, Smithsonian, BBC Wildlife, and many, many others. Gilardini is a Canadian Geographic photographer-in-residence, member of the International League of Conservation Photographers, a fellow of “The Explorer Club”, and part of the Swiss Nikon Ambassador’s team, the SanDisk Extreme Team, the Lowepro Storytellers Team, and the SeaLegacy Collective. We chat about her travels to the polar regions, becoming a wildlife photographer, climate change, biodiversity, and much, much more! Daisy’s work: www.daisygilardini.com www.instagram.com/daisygilardini/ https://bit.ly/2MxTTVf Sources for topics discussed: Annenberg Center for Photography: https://annenbergphotospace.org/ Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute: https://www.whoi.edu/ Dan Westergren: http://danwestergren.com/ UN Report - 1 Million Species At Risk: https://on.natgeo.com/2WqXxAM tech to absorb carbon dioxide: https://wapo.st/2WqCDAO Cattle seaweed: https://bit.ly/2EXVj5h The Ocean Cleanup: www.theoceancleanup.com/ Boyan Slat: www.theoceancleanup.com/about/ Lonesome George / extinct pinta tortoise: www.instagram.com/p/BxkuxX6F1Ot/ Sudan rhino: https://bbc.in/2EYIx6x IAATO (Antarctica tour operators): https://iaato.org/home Carl Safina: http://carlsafina.org/ Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel: https://amzn.to/2ck0RWF Paul Nicklen: www.instagram.com/paulnicklen Cristina Mittermeier: www.instagram.com/cristinamittermeier March of the Penguins: www.imdb.com/title/tt0428803/ Our Planet: www.netflix.com/title/80049832 BBC’s Dynasties: https://www.bbcearth.com/dynasties/ Greenpeace Antarctica: https://bit.ly/2H8yR8R SeaLegacy: www.sealegacy.org/ SeaLegacy Collective: www.sealegacy.org/collective ILCP: https://conservationphotographers.org/ Meat companies rebrand as protein companies: https://bit.ly/2XtEPck Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2KLFCS6 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/escape-the-zoo/support
Caine Delacy is a marine biologist, expedition leader, conservationist and wildlife photographer. We chat about:  - swimming with sperm, humpback and pilot whales - the mysteries of whale communication - photographing bobcats in Colorado Caine’s work: www.cainedelacy.com www.instagram.com/cainedelacy Sources for topics discussed: Grizzly Years by Doug Peacock: https://bit.ly/2UEl0Sj spinner dolphin harassment Hawaii: https://bit.ly/2W9RYX9 Tony Wu: https://bit.ly/2xStZnS Blue Planet sperm whale family: https://bbc.in/2MThrAk wooly mammoth climate change: https://bit.ly/2GhfMjb Paul Nicklen: www.instagram.com/paulnicklen Cristina Mittermeier: https://bit.ly/2vrAz0x Conan O’Brien podcast: https://bit.ly/2TEZUBF Joe Rogan podcast: http://podcasts.joerogan.net/ Caine’s bobcat photo: https://bit.ly/2J0F6iA Keith Ladzinski: www.instagram.com/ladzinski Cory Richards: www.instagram.com/coryrichards Adam Greentree grizzlies in Colorado: https://bit.ly/2VryJeL wolves in California: https://bit.ly/2DD49oh Caine’s pilot whales selfie: https://bit.ly/2XR4r2E Jacques Cousteau: https://bit.ly/2n7Xvjy Blue Planet: www.bbcearth.com/shows/blue-planet/ Our Planet: www.ourplanet.com David Attenborough: https://bit.ly/2a7Go9W Caine’s whale, shark, dolphin photo: https://bit.ly/2V1fVDt Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2ZMFkzs --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/escape-the-zoo/support
Rebecca Stirnemann is a biologist, conservationist and writer from New Zealand. Rebecca has spent nearly a decade working to protect the critically endangered, national bird of Samoa....the little dodo. Check out Rebecca’s work: book: https://bit.ly/2KRUmk6 Twitter: www.twitter.com/samoanbirds research: https://bit.ly/2XuaXMl Medium: https://bit.ly/2VkxoWM Sources for topics discussed:  little dodo / manumea: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tooth-billed_pigeon Jeremy Hance manumea article: https://bit.ly/2H5Gqjz kakapo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kakapo baby manumea: https://thedo.do/1gKhmqG ma'oma'o: https://bit.ly/2IA6ep2 ‘Walden’ by Henry David Thoreau: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walden William Robichaud: https://bit.ly/2V7eFLi Saola Working Group: https://www.savethesaola.org/ Predator Free New Zealand: https://predatorfreenz.org/ Dr. James Borrell: http://www.jamesborrell.com/ manumea book: https://bit.ly/2KRUmk6 Auckland Zoo: https://www.aucklandzoo.co.nz/ tragedy of the commons: https://bit.ly/1umDqBX Elinor Ostrom’s “non-tragedy of the commons”: https://bit.ly/2VhbhAS Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2DpQhxu --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/escape-the-zoo/support
Bryce Andrews is a rancher, conservationist and author from Montana. He works with People and Carnivores, a non profit aimed to reconnect and restore carnivore populations in the Northern Rockies by working with the region’s people to prevent human-carnivore conflicts. He just released his new book, Down from the Mountain, which tells the story of a grizzly bear named Millie: her life, death, and cubs, and what they reveal about the changing character of the American West. Check out Bryce’s work: www.peopleandcarnivores.org Down from the Mountain: The Life and Death of a Grizzly Bear Sources for topics discussed: Carl Safina: http://carlsafina.org/ Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel: https://bit.ly/2a5AK61 How Wolves Change Rivers: https://bit.ly/1fpWu6C Bryce’s first book ‘Badluck Way’: https://bit.ly/2IpWLQX Pat Zentz: https://bit.ly/2UXdUrn E. O. Wilson: https://bit.ly/2dn346Q Half Earth Project: www.half-earthproject.org Half Earth book: https://bit.ly/2mq1JSy Vital Ground Foundation: https://www.vitalground.org/ Great Bear Foundation: http://greatbear.org Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC): https://www.nrdc.org/ Defenders of Wildlife: https://defenders.org/ A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold: https://bit.ly/2UKe0mZ Of Wolves and Men by Barry Lopez: https://bit.ly/2v8sEoA Grizzly Years by Doug Peacock: https://bit.ly/2UEl0Sj The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey: https://bit.ly/2eioBwv Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2IGtgtP --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/escape-the-zoo/support
Jeremy Hance is a journalist with experience writing about wildlife, climate change, energy politics, animal behavior, conservation and much more for outlets like Mongabay and The Guardian. We talk about: - the recent human rights allegations against the WWF - the potential reintroduction of the Malayan tapir into Borneo - the conservation status of Sumatran rhinos - and much more! Please check out and support Jeremy’s work: https://jeremyhance.com/ Saving Life on Earth: Words on the Wild: https://bit.ly/2KumBFF Radical Conservation: https://bit.ly/2D5xQhr www.twitter.com/jeremy_hance www.facebook.com/jeremy.hance.7 Sources for topics discussed: Saola Working Group: www.savethesaola.org Dr. Jodi Rowley: www.jodirowley.com Niall McCann: www.niallmccann.com Greg McCann: https://amzn.to/2BSdMyB jerboa: https://bit.ly/2TGH6lA fat rat viral story: https://nyp.st/2Xrf2Sd rats pretending to be snake: https://bit.ly/2D24L6F Jeremy Hance - Sumatran rhino: https://bit.ly/2Q04uW8 unsuccessful Sumatran rhino capture: https://bit.ly/2TZ51ZO successful Sumatran rhino capture: https://bit.ly/2IwloMY International Rhino Foundation: https://rhinos.org/ Leo DiCaprio / WWF human rights allegations: https://bit.ly/2F6M1UQ Jeremy’s article critiquing big conservation: https://bit.ly/21tOP0Q Buzzfeed WWF scandal investigation: https://bit.ly/2VzAh2C WWF in Cameroon/human rights: https://bit.ly/2iI9nTZ Survival International: www.survivalinternational.org Virunga documentary: https://virungamovie.com/ Cameroon guards attacking Baka tribe: https://bit.ly/2UE7j4Q tapir reintroduction article: https://bit.ly/2Ccr7C7 California condor success story: https://bit.ly/1Oqb2pe Wooly mammoth climate change: https://bit.ly/2GhfMjb Bottleneck article: https://bit.ly/2YT07kC Bottleneck paper: https://bit.ly/2MwbHeE insect armageddon: https://bit.ly/2zRPlxR WildAid Yao Ming: https://bit.ly/2ALJxv8 Health in Harmony: https://healthinharmony.org geoengineering article: https://bit.ly/2HBdvUt geoengineering paper: https://bit.ly/2UnYgWc Durrell: www.durrell.org/wildlife/ The Zoological Society of London: https://www.zsl.org/ EDGE of Existence: https://www.edgeofexistence.org/ Wildlife Conservation Society: www.wcs.org Borneo Rhino Alliance: http://www.borneorhinoalliance.org/ full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2UNqaL3 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/escape-the-zoo/support
William Robichaud is the founder of the Saola Working Group. The saola is one of the rarest large animals on Earth. It is the sole species of a genus of bovids. Its scientific discovery in the forests of Vietnam in 1992 was one of the most spectacular zoological finds of the 20th century. Please check out William’s work: www.savethesaola.org Publications: https://bit.ly/2HRKOmP Sources for topics discussed: saola photo: https://bit.ly/2FMpWv0 Saola Working Group: www.savethesaola.org Jeremy Hance: www.jeremyhance.com International Ocean Film Festival: http://intloceanfilmfest.org/ Sharkwater Extinction: https://www.sharkwater.com/ Rob Stewart: https://bit.ly/2FNLeIT John MacKinnon saola discovery: https://go.nature.com/2HOGVzl Vladimir Flint: https://bit.ly/2uE1oOC Greg McCann: https://bit.ly/2XmPUw6 Vladimir Dinets: https://bit.ly/2CKW9RK Empty forest syndrome: https://bit.ly/2WA9ZOf golden coin turtle: https://bit.ly/2YFPmlu SeaLegacy California driftnet campaign: https://bit.ly/2GheWXY Rob Timmins: https://bit.ly/2wKYt5B Alan Rabinowitz: https://bit.ly/2yNzGPw WildAid: https://wildaid.org/ Yao Ming shark fin success story: https://bit.ly/2VaTPuy Rob Steinmetz article “see page 35”: https://bit.ly/2FEUCgL Dr. James Chamberlain article “see page 20”: https://bit.ly/2FEUCgL Troy Hansel: https://bit.ly/2OzoZt3 Joe Rogan / Elon Musk podcast: https://bit.ly/2qr233Y Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown Laos: https://bit.ly/2ppDd6e Anthony Bourdain: https://bit.ly/2HQV5zU Racing Extinction: https://racingextinction.com/ Louie Psihoyos: https://www.psihoyos.com/ Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2WGmnft Full video @ https://youtu.be/TSi3CBZpFV0 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/escape-the-zoo/support
Niall McCann is an explorer, biologist and conservationist who currently serves as the Director of Conservation for National Park Rescue, a direct-action conservation organization that focuses on preventing the slaughter of elephants, rhinos and lions in sub-Saharan Africa. We talk about: - giant otters and tapirs - catching pythons and anacondas - the roar of a tiger - and have a deep discussion on the state of conservation in Africa. Niall’s work: www.niallmccann.com www.nationalparkrescue.org www.twitter.com/niallpmccann Sources for topics discussed: William Baird: https://bit.ly/2VydiFi Operation Muscox: https://bit.ly/2SAXv6J His Dark Materials Trilogy: https://bit.ly/1NlLfPZ Philip Pullman: www.philip-pullman.com Harry Potter: https://bit.ly/2flUHGY JK Rowling: www.jkrowling.com British Antarctic Survey: www.bas.ac.uk Mount Asgard: https://bit.ly/2EyTJFI Sir Roger Moore: https://bit.ly/2qREMtj Nigel Leader-Williams: https://bit.ly/2EKG9jZ Giant otters vs jaguar: https://bit.ly/2TbZu6v Niall with anaconda: https://bit.ly/2SH9yPQ Movie 'Anaconda': https://bit.ly/2Hd5eWq South Florida python bounty: https://bit.ly/2VxcKze Jesus Rivas anacondas: https://bit.ly/2VzQMvI National Park Rescue: www.nationalparkrescue.org Baird’s tapir: https://bit.ly/2RYqykS Eating megafauna study: https://bit.ly/2GKgkSn Four types of tapir: https://bit.ly/2UfP5mI Panthera - Franklin Castañeda: https://bit.ly/2Hd8lxJ Borneo tapir article by Jeremy Hance: https://bit.ly/2Ccr7C7 Lanai cat sanctuary: https://lanaicatsanctuary.org/ DSWT: www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org Reteti: www.retetielephants.org Chizarira National Park: https://bit.ly/2UgnPEB National Geographic: www.nationalgeographic.com African Parks: www.africanparks.org John Hume: https://bit.ly/2XBZiMj Ami Vitale: www.amivitale.com WildAid, Yao Ming, shark fin soup: https://bit.ly/2ALJxv8 National Park Rescue documentary: https://vimeo.com/175752302 World Wildlife Fund: www.worldwildlife.org WWF scandal/allegations: https://bbc.in/2SKwLAu Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2HYZNuP --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/escape-the-zoo/support
Will Burrard-Lucas is an incredible wildlife photographer from the UK. He often uses new technologies and innovations to photograph wildlife in unique ways.  He just released his brand new book, Land of Giants. Below is the book synopsis to provide perspective: "Deep in the heart of a vast wilderness, some of the rarest creatures on Earth still roam;  living relics from a bygone era, they are the last of Africa’s great tuskers. For the first  time these elusive elephants have been subject to an in-depth photographic study and  are now immortalised in this book.  Will Burrard-Lucas, in partnership with Tsavo Trust and Kenya Wildlife Service, spent  months photographing elephants in all corners of the Tsavo Conservation Area.  Using the latest technology including his innovative remote-control BeetleCam,  Burrard-Lucas has captured an intimate glimpse into the lives of Tsavo’s elephants and  a spectacular photographic record of some remarkable individuals. Against a backdrop of escalating human-wildlife conflict and the ever-present threat  of poaching, this book brings a message of hope: that these giants are still out there –  and they can still be saved." We talk in depth about his experience making this book as well as stories of Ethiopian wolves, painted dogs, orangutans, wild pandas, and so much more. Please check out and support Will’s work: www.landofgiantsbook.com www.willbl.com www.instagram.com/willbl/ www.facebook.com/BLphotography/ www.twitter.com/willbl Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2HGhFdA Full video @ https://youtu.be/irID0FDRckE --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/escape-the-zoo/support
Ami Vitale is a Nikon Ambassador and National Geographic magazine photographer. Instyle Magazine named Ami one of fifty Badass Women who are changing the world, a list that also includes Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Katie Couric, Cardi B, and Jane Goodall.  Ami is a founding member of Ripple Effect Images, an organization that uses storytelling to shed light on the hardships women in developing countries face and the programs that can help them.  Ami recently published a best-selling book, Panda Love: The Secret Lives of Pandas. She lectures for the National Geographic LIVE series. And she’s won a million different awards.   We talk about: - Her time with Sudan, the last male northern white rhino  - The incredible conservation efforts supporting pandas in China - Reteti, a community-run elephant sanctuary in Kenya AMI’S OMAZE CONTEST - Support Ol Pejeta Conservancy and Join Ami Vitale on an African Safari & See the World’s Last Two Northern White Rhinos - www.omaze.com/rhinos Please check out and support and support Ami’s work: Web site: www.amivitale.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/amivitale/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/amivee Facebook: www.facebook.com/amivitale1 OMAZE CONTEST: www.omaze.com/rhinos Panda Love: The Secret Lives of Pandas: https://amzn.to/2XigR41 Ripple Effect Images: https://bit.ly/2Ep67cJ Sources for topics discussed: Instyle Badass 50 Women: https://bit.ly/2XiPdDZ Reteti Elephant Sanctuary: https://bit.ly/2T8tCil NatGeo Live: https://bit.ly/2VdJBca Jane Goodall Institute: www.janegoodall.org Jane Goodall documentary: https://on.natgeo.com/2hAFsgV Manfrotto: www.manfrotto.us Nikon: www.nikon.com Samburu: https://bit.ly/2xGZj8B David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust: https://bit.ly/1i5Y1DO Carl Safina: http://carlsafina.org/ Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel: https://amzn.to/2ck0RWF Giraffes “humming” paper: https://bit.ly/2E8cyiL West African giraffe success story: https://bit.ly/2TYOYMo Ami’s NatGeo panda story: https://on.natgeo.com/2TORIMt Zhang Hemin aka “Papa Panda”: https://bit.ly/2VdMCJO ...full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2TEX3ZE --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/escape-the-zoo/support
Carl Safina is a conservationist and writer. His writing about the living world has won a MacArthur “genius” prize, Pew, and Guggenheim Fellowships in addition to countless awards and medals. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, TIME, Audubon, National Geographic News and Views, Huffington Post, CNN.com, and numerous other publications. He has a PhD in Ecology from Rutgers, hosted the PBS show 'Saving the Ocean,' and runs the nonprofit Safina Center at Stony Brook University. He has written seven books, including Song for the Blue Ocean. We spend the majority of the conversation discussing his latest, Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel. It discusses the similarity between human and nonhuman consciousness, self-awareness, empathy and emotional intelligence. The book is an examination of humanity's place in the world and calls us to re-evaluate how we interact with animals.  Please check out and support Carl’s work: Web site: http://carlsafina.org/ Books: http://carlsafina.org/books/ Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel: https://amzn.to/2ck0RWF TED talk: https://bit.ly/1kLmBQ1 PBS show: www.pbs.org/show/saving-the-ocean/ Nonprofit: http://safinacenter.org/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/carl.safina Instagram: www.instagram.com/csafina Sources for topics discussed: Crows rival monkeys in cognitive functions: https://go.nature.com/2SlmLh0 Blackfish: www.blackfishmovie.com Windshield Phenomenon: https://bit.ly/2E25dBr DDT: https://bit.ly/2NsckWD Planet Earth: Peregrines in NYC: https://bbc.in/2SgxCsF CA condor success story: https://bit.ly/1Oqb2pe Sumatran Rhino story by Jeremy Hance: https://bit.ly/2i68lSR Sumatran rhino capture: https://bit.ly/2IwloMY Bernd Heinrich: https://bit.ly/2GUYjAW The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert: https://amzn.to/2tIFgTB Diane Ackerman: www.dianeackerman.com BBC Planet Earth: https://bbc.in/2vlogCh Center for Biological Diversity: www.biologicaldiversity.org NRDC: www.nrdc.org Save The Elephants: www.savetheelephants.org Big Life Foundation: www.biglife.org Yellowstone Forever: www.yellowstone.org Amboseli Trust for Elephants: www.elephanttrust.org Cheetah Fund: https://cheetah.org/ Snow Leopard Conservancy: https://bit.ly/1bGOZLW Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2TfmKAD --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/escape-the-zoo/support
Today’s guest is Greg McCann. Greg has a very interesting story. He has taken it upon himself to travel to some of the most remote wildernesses of Southeast Asia to find isolated ecosystems where not only have very few people have ever ventured, but very small populations of highly endangered species still exist. He then sets up remote camera traps, in hopes of capturing proof of these animals’ existence, to encourage support from nonprofits and governments to protect these areas.  He has located critically endangered Sumatran tigers, found Asian elephants in an area where people hadn’t seen proof of their existence in over ten years, and is hoping to discover a previously unknown population of orangutans. Lastly, we even get into detailed stories of sightings of a creature known as the orang pendek, which is essentially the bigfoot of Southeast Asia. Please check out and support Greg’s work: http://buffalostate.academia.edu/GregMcCann http://habitatid.org/ Greg’s book: https://amzn.to/2BSdMyB Greg’s recent article: https://bit.ly/2T0juJ2 Another: https://bit.ly/2GZXtTD Sources for topics discussed: Phil Davis: https://bit.ly/2Ed2vKD Tiger Awareness: http://www.tigerawareness.co.uk/ Helmeted hornbill NatGeo video: https://bit.ly/2S24m8Q Lost TV show: https://bit.ly/2b5bBHH Orang Pendek: https://bit.ly/2h0Ou9B Leuser Ecosystem Action Fund: http://www.leuserfund.org/ Cambodian genocide: https://bit.ly/1rroC6O Cambodian - Vietnamese War: https://bit.ly/2j0gJC5 Freeland: https://www.freeland.org/ Habitat ID: http://habitatid.org/ People Resources and Conservation Foundation (PRCF): https://bit.ly/2NfNzP3 Sumatran Rhino story by Jeremy Hance: https://bit.ly/2i68lSR Tiger poachers photo and story: https://bit.ly/2RXGabV Wildlife Alliance: www.wildlifealliance.org Douc Langur study with Greg: https://bit.ly/2XeLFmi Douc Langur Foundation: http://douclangur.org/ Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2tEbpe1 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/escape-the-zoo/support
Dr. Jodi Rowley is a biologist with a focus on amphibian diversity, ecology and conservation. Jodi and her team have discovered a multitude of amphibian species never before known to science and have gone to the most extreme lengths to find them. I found this conversation to be absolutely fascinating. We talk about: - trekking into remote Cambodian rainforests during monsoon season  - getting attacked by leeches in the jungle - benefits amphibians bring to humans and ecosystems - why they are being lost at an unprecedented rate - and how we may be able to help Please check out and support Jodi’s work: www.jodirowley.com www.frogid.net.au www.twitter.com/jodirowley www.instagram.com/jodirowley/ www.australianmuseum.net.au Sources for topics discussed: Vampire flying frog discovery: https://bit.ly/2X0eAdH The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert: https://bit.ly/2SC4jWh Chytrid fungus: https://bit.ly/2TSqBQb Australian waterfall frog: https://bit.ly/2X5QGgP Australian lace-lid frog: https://bit.ly/2GRpMnp Kihansi spray today returns to Tanzania: https://bit.ly/2z0F306 Red-crowned toadlet: https://bit.ly/2SEJZns Frog ID: www.frogid.net.au Pokemon Go: www.pokemongo.com/en-us/ Mount Fansipan: https://bit.ly/2DI7GRy Pink and yellow frog with spikes discovery: https://bit.ly/2S7OjX8 Jodi’s TED talk: https://bit.ly/2X4zKY6 Frog glue: https://bit.ly/2TR7PsF Vietnam mossy frog: https://s.si.edu/2DJ675P Australian Museum: www.australianmuseum.net.au David Attenborough: https://bit.ly/2a7Go9W In Search of the Golden Frog by Marty Crump: https://amzn.to/2TYTJ8o Full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2V0187y --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/escape-the-zoo/support
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Rodrigo Miranda

this is so great , I love Amy's work she is absolutely one of the best, so lucky to find this ,great interview 👏👍👏👍👏

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