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Conservation Inspiration Podcast

Conservation Inspiration Podcast

By Conservation Inspiration Podcast
Stories on nature conservation from the partners of the Land Acquisition Fund of the IUCN National Committee of The Netherlands.
The Land Acquisition Fund provides small grants to local NGOs to acquire threatened patches of wilderness to protect and connect the habitats of endangered species.
For more information, see: www.iucn.nl/en/solutions/land-acquisition
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Marcy Summers - Saving the endangered maleo bird on Sulawesi

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Alberto Campos – The little soldier of the Araripe, a water keeper for the community
Alberto Campos is a conservation biologist, and he is one of the founders and the director of Aquasis, a Brazilian NGO promoting endangered species and habitat conservation in the state of Ceará. Alberto is also a PhD candidate at the University of British Colombia. With Alberto, we talk about: - His commitment to protect the Araripe Manakin - Why is the Araripe Manakin considered the water keeper of the Araripe region - The threats and challenges that Araripe Manakins face in their habitat - How to engage and work with local communities - How the Araripe Manakin became an extraordinary source pride for local communities Hosting this podcast episode is Rosamira Guillen, co-founder and Executive Director of Fundación Proyecto Tití, a Colombian NGO protecting the cotton-top tamarin, a tiny monkey that exists only in one small forested area in northern Colombia. For more information, see: - About the Land Acquisition Fund - How to support the Land Acquisition Fund - Twitter page Produced by Lucia Guaita.
38:39
December 9, 2020
Hana Raza – Rediscovering the persian leopard in the Kurdish mountains
Hana Raza is well-known for her ground-breaking work for the conservation of the Persian Leopard, a leopard subspecies which lives in Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, the Caucasus and Central Asia. Hana is a graduate in Ecology and Wildlife Conservation and works for the NGO Nature Iraq. In 2011, Hana and her team rediscovered the once thought to be extinct Persian leopard on the mountains of the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq. Since then, she dedicated her career to establish a program for conserving this globally endangered species. With Hana, we talk about: - Her incredible story of rediscovering the Persian leopard in her native land - Why the Persian Leopard is so unique - The threats and challenges that Persian Leopards face in their habitat - How Hana and her team intervene to protect the species - How the war site that Iraq once was, has been converted into an attractive ecotourism site Hosting this podcast episode is Rosamira Guillen, co-founder and Executive Director of Fundación Proyecto Tití, a Colombian NGO protecting the cotton-top tamarin, a tiny monkey that exists only in one small forested area in northern Colombia. For more information, see: - About the Land Acquisition Fund - How to support the Land Acquisition Fund - Twitter page Produced by Lucia Guaita.
37:45
November 26, 2020
Marcy Summers - Saving the endangered maleo bird on Sulawesi
Marcy Summers is well-known for her outstanding work for the conservation of the maleo, a chicken-like bird that only lives on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. In 2006, Marcy co-founded ALTO - Alliance for the Tompotika Conservation - a local NGO which protects, among other species, the maleo bird. With Marcy, we talk about: - Her life-changing decision to dedicate her career to protect the maleo - Why the maleo is such a special bird - The threats and challenges the maleo faces in its habitat - How to engage and work with local communities and make them proud neighbors of the maleo Hosting this podcast episode is Rosamira Guillen, co-founder and Executive Director of Fundación Proyecto Tití, a Colombian NGO protecting the cotton-top tamarin, a tiny monkey that exists only in one small forested area in northern Colombia. For more information, see: - About the Land Acquisition Fund  - How to support the Land Acquisition Fund - Twitter page Produced by Lucia Guaita.
44:53
November 16, 2020