Bob Cisneros is the curator of Big Bear Alpine Zoo.
He served as President of the American Association of Zoo Keepers and is on the Board of Directors of the California Wolf Center.
Hear about responsible zoo keeping, the role of rehab zoos and animal ambassadors, and the "Five freedoms" and how they apply to two wolf packs, two blind snow leopards and a three-legged bear.
Dr. Michelle LaRue is a research ecologist and public speaker at the University of Minnesota, where she focuses on ecological and conservation issues from North America to Antarctica.
Her research centers on the distribution, habitat and effects of human impacts on populations of Emperor and Adélie penguins, Weddell seals, polar bears and cougars.
Dr. Larue chats with Kira about her time in Antarctica, how to reach the non-scientific public, and what science needs to do to keep wildlife living around the world.
Learn more about Dr. LaRue's work here:
Kedar Gore has been actively engaged with environmental NGOs in India since 1996. His overall area of work has been wildlife conservation, environmental awareness, and much more.
Kedar has been working as the Director of The Corbett Foundation since July 2009. He is in-charge of its divisions in Mumbai, Corbett, Kutch, Kanha, Bandhavgarh, and Kaziranga.
The Corbett Foundation (TCF) is a non-governmental organisation that is fully dedicated to the conservation of wildlife with active involvement of local communities.
TCF has successfully demonstrated its interventions around important tiger conservation landscapes / national parks in North, Central and North-east India in tiger conservation landscapes, and in semi arid ecosystems of Western India where it work towards the protection of Great Indian Bustard, a critically endangered species.
Safari guide and writer Paul Templer survived an attack from the animal responsible for more fatalities in Africa than any other. Hear his harrowing tale, his amazing perspective on appreciating the wilderness, his book, and his life now as he travels and brings a passion for wildlife to people everywhere.
Visit his site here: http://www.paultempler.com
Matt Shapira is a film producer, writer, and artist known for traveling the world and painting his unique style of elephants to raise money and awareness for the species.
Kira calls him in Los Angeles and we hear about his travels, passion and example of how we can foster our own talents to help wildlife. Listen now, and subscribe!
You can follow Matt at @roaming_elephant
And learn more about his work here: http://www.roamingelephantproductions.com/art/
Jeff Provenzano is one of the world's most famous skydivers. He jumps for the Red Bull Air Force, movies, sporting event and for Endangered Species Day he joined EDGE in South Africa for a special experience.
Hear about it here in a special episode of the EDGE Conservation Podcast as President of EDGE Nathan Edmondson sits down with Jeff in Limpopo.
Jessica Babich is the Director of Save the Waterberg Rhino, a conservation group dedicated to a holistic approach to protecting one of the worlds highest concentrations of rhino. She and Kira discuss her never ending quest and constant innovations in the pursuit of changing the South African landscape to preserve the endangered species.
Chris Treter is the founder of Higher Grounds Coffee and co-founder of On The Ground, an initiative to build schools where Coffee is farmed. His extraordinary work to build schools and sustainable farms in the Congo.
Kira talks to Paul Blackthorne: Actor, Producer, Conservationist and investigative filmmaker behind the documentary Save the Rhino Vietnam. Hear the ARROW star discuss his love for exploration and protecting wildlife.
Louie Psihoyos directed the Oscar-winning documentary THE COVE, the series RACING EXTINCTION and is Executive Director of the Ocean Preservation Society. He and Kira discuss the effects of his filmmaking and his conservation efforts. He's kind of a badass.
Stephanie Fennessy is co-director and co-founder of Giraffe Conservation Foundation, and tells Kira about her field work, research and community development in her unique effort to preserve the world’s tallest mammals.
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Sean Hensman is the director of the Rory Hensman Conservation and Research Unit, owner of Adventures with Elephants, and leads some of the top elephant research and conservation efforts in Africa.
More about Sean's work here: rhcru.org