Niall McCann - Tapirs + Anacondas


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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:

Sources for topics discussed:

William Baird:

Operation Muscox:

His Dark Materials Trilogy:

Philip Pullman:

Harry Potter:

JK Rowling:

British Antarctic Survey:

Mount Asgard:

Sir Roger Moore:

Nigel Leader-Williams:

Giant otters vs jaguar:

Niall with anaconda:

Movie 'Anaconda':

South Florida python bounty:

Jesus Rivas anacondas:

National Park Rescue:

Baird’s tapir:

Eating megafauna study:

Four types of tapir:

Panthera - Franklin Castañeda:

Borneo tapir article by Jeremy Hance:

Lanai cat sanctuary:



Chizarira National Park:

National Geographic:

African Parks:

John Hume:

Ami Vitale:

WildAid, Yao Ming, shark fin soup:

National Park Rescue documentary:

World Wildlife Fund:

WWF scandal/allegations:

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