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Best Bat Conservation Trust podcasts we could find (updated August 2020)
Best Bat Conservation Trust podcasts we could find
Updated August 2020
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Steve Roe talks to the experts as well as local heroes to bring you the stories from the bat conservation movement. Designed for both Bat Conservation Trust members and the wider bat conservation community, Series 1 will have episodes released every second Wednesday from autumn 2019 all the way through to the spring of 2020. Bats are magical but misunderstood mammals. At the Bat Conservation Trust we have a vision of a world rich in wildlife where bats and people thrive together.
 
Africa is dynamic. It is a story that is constantly evolving, and inspiring. Join Conservation Videographer, Matt Blair, as he hosts conversations with a diverse range of field-based voices to talk conservation. The Conservation Storytelling Podcast is a shared platform where ideas are shared, awareness created and curiosity is fulfilled about conservation in Africa. Matt Blair | www.therustymokoro.com | Socials @therustymokoro ***These podcasts are mostly self-funded. Please show your suppo ...
 
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This week’s conversation is with Allan Savory. Allan is a Zimbabwean ecologist, livestock farmer, and president and co-founder of the Savory Institute. He originated holistic management, a systems approach to managing resources. Our discussion takes us through the topics of reductionist management, where is the resolve for climate change going to c…
 
This week my conversation explores new initiatives that surround the conservation sector in Africa. The complexities behind conservation are often misunderstood or completely ignored. How do we encourage an audience that otherwise would not have an interest in some of the issues facing conservation in Africa to start paying attention? By using “spo…
 
“The biggest problems about conservation right now is it is not nearly inclusive enough of local people. The same problems existed in Asia, and in India, where the local people feel alienated and excluded. From national parks, from problems that are supposedly needing solutions, they don't, they don't feel the ownership of it...conservation needs t…
 
“...at the end of the day, we all really have a common cause, which is to save the wilderness landscape and alleviate poverty on the outskirts of these wilderness areas...and we're all very passionate people about the wildlife and our communities. We're passionate about tourism.” - Beks Ndlovu, CEO African Bush Camps. How do tourism operators contr…
 
The history of the Kafre National Park in Zambia goes back as far as the 1920’s, long before it was formally declared a National Park. To raise awareness for the park, Phil and his friend Jeff decided to walk 100 miles to commemorate 100 years of the declared park’s existence. Camping with simple bedrolls in the open and carrying all their supplies…
 
For the first series of the Conservation Storytelling Podcast we focused on the impact that theCOVID-19 pandemic has had on the world of conservation in Africa by talking to a variety of project leaders in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi.The pandemic has affected everyone in a different way, but there were many similar take-aways from each of the guest…
 
"Its human behaviour that keeps causing these pandemics...and its our impact on the natural world that we must address...if we protect the natural world and our biodiversity, and we respect it, then we won't be having these issues." - Rachael Cooper-Bohannon, Founder, Bats Without Borders. My conversation this week is with Bats Without Borders foun…
 
"How do we do tourism for conservation, and not the other way round? How do we ensure that we don't get to a point where the impact of tourism is greater than our purpose in conservation?" This week my guest is Simon Capon who is the Business Development Manager for the Gonarezhou Conservation Trust (GCT) in Zimbabwe. The GCT is a partnership betwe…
 
"This is our opportunity, as human-beings, to make a difference." - Reilly Travers, Conservancy Manager. A sector of conservation that is often overlooked is voluntourism- essentially a blend of volunteering and tourism. The value behind voluntourism is to contribute in a selfless and meaningful way, and to give back to the project and the people o…
 
In this bonus episode recorded during the UK lockdown, we have two guests on the show. Tom August is a scientist based at the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and Lisa Worledge is Head of Conservation Services at the Bat Conservation Trust. They talk to Steve about the interest that bats are currently getting in the press around the origins of t…
 
"The Lower Zambezi community is a very low income community...they are not going to be able to sustain their livelihoods anymore, and so we fear that this is going to lead to a rise in poaching." - Nikita Iyengar, General Manager. One of the most publicised topics that has been centred around COVID-19 is the effect it has had on the tourism industr…
 
Welcome to Conservation Storytelling, with me, Matthew Blair. In the face of COVID-19 the paradigm of conservation is changing. The world has changed. As funding is redirected, and tourism inflow is reduced, the priorities on the ground at a project level remain the same- to protect and conserve our wildlife and our wild places.The size of the task…
 
This week we have two guests on the show. Hannah Van Hesteren is one of the Helpline Managers at the Bat Conservation Trust. She talks to Steve about the vital work the Helpline does each summer when it takes hundreds of calls each day from members of the public who have found an injured or grounded bat. Gail Armstrong was the recipient of the Pete…
 
James has been involved in bat conservation since 2010 and has been involved in a variety of projects in that time including setting up Gib-Bats (the Gibraltar Bats Project) in 2013. In 2016 he was awarded the Bat Conservation Trust's Pete Guest Award for making an outstanding practical contribution to bat conservation. In this episode Steve joins …
 
In our first episode, Shirley Thompson MBE describes how bat conservation in the UK started and some of the experiences she’s had along the way such as meeting Julian Clary for a wildlife documentary and catching a bat in Kent which had been rung in Lithuania! Shirley is the person who set up the Young Batworker’s club and has been editing the Youn…
 
We have two guests appearing on this episode: Back from the Brink is one of the most ambitious conservation projects ever undertaken. Its aim – to save 20 species from extinction and benefit over 200 more through 19 projects that span England; from the tip of Cornwall to Northumberland. In our second episode, we talk about one of the UK’s rarest ba…
 
BatChat is the Podcast from the Bat Conservation Trust. Designed for its members and the wider bat conservation community, it talks to the experts as well as local heroes to bring you the stories from the bat conservation movement from the UK and further afield. Series One will be arriving in the next few days! Make sure you're subscribed so you ne…
 
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