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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/
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/
Sources for topics discussed:
Crows rival monkeys in cognitive functions: https://go.nature.com/2SlmLh0
Windshield Phenomenon: https://bit.ly/2E25dBr
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
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
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