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Wild About Conservation

Wild About Conservation

By Wild About Conservation
Wild about conservation - a new podcast hosted by two chatty conservationists.

How do you get wild about conservation? Do you get outside and explore? Have you read every book on natural history? Or maybe, you have watched every wildlife documentary?

Listen to Hannah and Lexi - women in science, communicators, conservationists, and volunteers - as they talk to guests about their experiences, stories, and getting wild about conservation.
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Wild About Saltmarsh Ecology with Cai Ladd - S2 E7
Hello and welcome back to the Wild About conservation Podcast. Join us this episode as we talk to Cai Ladd - a welsh marine biologist, a coastal scientist and a bio-geomorphologist. We get the chance to talk to Cai about his academic career so far, the dynamic environments that are Saltmarshes, and we begin to explore the world of blue carbon research. Cai is a fantastic communicator and left us feeling much more knowledgeable about these ecosystems - why they are important, how we should look after them and what processes occur within them. ~ This episode is dedicated to Eilir Morgan, Cai's late friend and mentor. ~ You can find our full show notes on our website. Here is where to find us: Twitter: twitter.com/Have_A_Wild_Day Instagram: instagram.com/have_a_wild_day/ Www: wildaboutconservation.com Email: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Patreon: patreon.com/wildaboutconservation Get us featured elsewhere: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Our logo: instagram.com/sion_draws And finally don’t forget to subscribe and share us with your friends!
01:30:49
October 20, 2021
Wild About Flapper Skates with Ed Lavender - S2 E6
Hello and welcome back to the Wild About conservation Podcast. Join us this episode as we chat with Ed Lavender about all things flapper skate, what they are, where you can find them and how much is still left to explore! We also dive into how you our listeners can get involved - be sure to check out our socials for more info! You can find our full show notes on our website. Here is where to find us: Twitter: twitter.com/HaveAWildDay Instagram: instagram.com/have.a.wild.day/ Www: wildaboutconservation.com Email: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Patreon: patreon.com/wildaboutconservation Get us featured elsewhere: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Our logo: instagram.com/sion_draws And finally don’t forget to subscribe and share us with your friends!
01:30:13
October 13, 2021
Wild About Mangroves and ACES with Robyn Shilland - S2 E5
Hello and welcome back to the Wild About conservation Podcast. This week we speak to Robyn Shilland, Projects Manager for The Association for Coastal Ecosystem Services (ACES) which supports community-led blue carbon projects in East Africa. We dive into her work in marketing and trading blue carbon credits on behalf of the Mikoko Pamoja and Vanga Blue Forest projects. Robyn speaks to us about  the potential for conservation to deliver benefits not only for biodiversity but for local people and the climate, and we explore the challenges that community-led projects bring in delivering socially just environmental conservation and climate action. In this episode we talk about mangroves, their role in the ecosystem, the charity ACES and how it all interconnects to give a community-led sustainable approach to conservation that you may not have yet considered. You can find our full show notes on website. Here is where to find us: Twitter: twitter.com/Have_A_Wild_Day Instagram: instagram.com/Have_A_Wild_Day/ Www: wildaboutconservation.com Email: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Patreon: patreon.com/wildaboutconservation Get us featured elsewhere: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Our logo: instagram.com/sion_draws And finally don’t forget to subscribe and share us with your friends!
01:14:38
October 6, 2021
Wild About Archerfish with Dagmar der Weduwen - S2 E4
Hello and welcome back to the Wild About conservation Podcast. Today we spoke to Dagmar der Weduwen, who is a Phd student at the University of St Andrews. She studies social learning and group dynamics in archerfish, which means she spends a lot of time in the lab, getting spat at by fish! We dive deep into the archer fish species, what they are, where they live, and what they do. This is an awesome species that show the potential for social learning from one another, which is just one of the questions Dagmar is looking at for her research. This is a fantastic episode if you want to learn more about this tropical fish and some of the questions researchers have to think about before delving further into a topic. You can find our full show notes on website. Here is where to find us: Twitter: twitter.com/Have_A_Wild_Day Instagram: instagram.com/Have_A_Wild_Day/ Www: wildaboutconservation.com Email: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Patreon: patreon.com/wildaboutconservation Get us featured elsewhere: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Our logo: instagram.com/sion_draws And finally don’t forget to subscribe and share us with your friends!
59:01
September 29, 2021
Wild About Intertidal Ecology with Hannah Grist - S2 E3
Hello and welcome back to the Wild About conservation Podcast. Join us this episode as we explore the world of rocky shore ecology, defining what the intertidal zone is, the challenges and the drama for species living in the intertidal and also how you, our listeners, can get out on the rocky shore and explore. You can find our full show notes on website. Here is where to find us: Twitter: twitter.com/Have_A_Wild_Day Instagram: instagram.com/Have_A_Wild_Day/ Www: wildaboutconservation.com Email: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Patreon: patreon.com/wildaboutconservation Get us featured elsewhere: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Our logo: instagram.com/sion_draws And finally don’t forget to subscribe and share us with your friends!
01:07:60
September 22, 2021
Wild About Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation with Zoe Cox - S2 E2
Hello and welcome back to the Wild About conservation Podcast. Join us this week as we take a dive into sea turtles and their rehabilitation, the projects Zoe has worked on and the importance of education - we round up the episode with an important lesson of what Zoe has learnt during her time as a conservationist. You can find our full show notes on website. Here is where to find us: Twitter: twitter.com/Have_A_Wild_Day Instagram: instagram.com/Have_A_Wild_Day/ Www: wildaboutconservation.com Email: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Patreon: patreon.com/wildaboutconservation Get us featured elsewhere: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Our logo: instagram.com/sion_draws And finally don’t forget to subscribe and share us with your friends!
01:27:46
September 15, 2021
Wild About Environmental Emergencies with Matthew Andersen - S2 E1
Hello and welcome back to the Wild About conservation Podcast. In this episode we chat with Matthew Andersen who is a Senior Scientist for Biology in the office of International Programmes in the United States Geological Survey. We learnt a lot chatting to Matthew today, particularly the importance of taking into account both the human and the wildlife side when it comes to responding to an ever-changing world. We spoke about some important ideas, from traditional ecological knowledge, to the importance of the global one health approach. Content Warning: we do discuss the impact of natural disasters in this episode, particularly hurricane Sandy and the impact on communities affected. You can find our full show notes on website. Here is where to find us: Twitter: twitter.com/Have_A_Wild_Day Instagram: instagram.com/Have_A_Wild_Day/ Www: wildaboutconservation.com Email: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Patreon: patreon.com/wildaboutconservation Get us featured elsewhere: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Our logo: instagram.com/sion_draws And finally don’t forget to subscribe and share us with your friends!
01:32:27
September 8, 2021
Wild About BDMLR with Dan Jarvis - S2 E0
Hello and welcome back to the Wild About conservation Podcast. In this episode we talk with Dan Jarvis, Dan is the Welfare Development and Field Support Officer for the British Divers Marine Life Rescue. We talk about how Dan got his role, and his varied experiences with so many amazing organisations. We also discuss the BDMLR and the wonderful work they do and how they have been going from strength to strength. We wrap up by discussing all things volunteering, and how anybody can get involved. Content Warning: throughout this episode we discuss the reality of the rescue of marine mammals in distress, this does include some graphic detail throughout which may not be suitable for some listeners. You can find our full show notes on website. Here is where to find us: Twitter: twitter.com/Have_A_Wild_Day Instagram: instagram.com/Have_A_Wild_Day/ Www: wildaboutconservation.com Email: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Patreon: patreon.com/wildaboutconservation Get us featured elsewhere: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Our logo: instagram.com/sion_draws And finally don’t forget to subscribe and share us with your friends!
01:19:15
September 1, 2021
Wild About all things ocean - Season wrap up with your hosts - S1 E13
Hello and welcome back to Wild About Conservation, today's episode is our season finale! Hannah and Lexi will be looking back on the first season, looking forward to the next and chatting about their favourite sustainable swaps. For the Wild About Conservation team season one has been an overwhelming success and we are so grateful for your support. Season one has covered some amazing topics from our ocean, all with amazing guests, including sponges, cetaceans, seaweeds, and corals to name a few. This episodes covers the highs, the lows and everything in between. You can find our full show notes on website. Here is where to find us: Twitter: twitter.com/Have_A_Wild_Day Instagram: instagram.com/Have_A_Wild_Day/ Www: wildaboutconservation.com Email: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Patreon: patreon.com/wildaboutconservation Get us featured elsewhere: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Our logo: instagram.com/sion_draws And finally don’t forget to subscribe and share us with your friends!
53:58
July 28, 2021
Wild About The Conservation Project International - S1 E12
Hello and welcome back to the Wild About conservation Podcast. In this episode Lexi and Hannah talk to Harry Wright about The Conservation Project International. We chat about how his training as a lawyer gave him an invaluable set of skills to be the  conservationist he is today, the different projects under the TCP remit and how they are supporting the training of the next generation of conservationists. CW: 48:00 - 1:00:10 Please be aware this episode covers the illegal wildlife trade and trafficking with a level of detail which may be distressing for some listeners You can find our full show notes on website. Here is where to find us: Twitter: twitter.com/Have_A_Wild_Day Instagram: instagram.com/Have_A_Wild_Day/ Www: wildaboutconservation.com Email: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Patreon: patreon.com/wildaboutconservation Youtube: youtube.com/channel/UC0e0LVCZdvKergFM9mVjOFQ Get us featured elsewhere: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Our logo: instagram.com/sion_draws And finally don’t forget to subscribe and share us with your friends!
01:21:22
July 21, 2021
Wild About Seaweed with Tara Proud - S1 E11
Hello and welcome back to the Wild About conservation Podcast. In this Episode we chat with Tara about the wonderful world of Seaweeds. We learnt that seaweed can be found along coastlines but also in more products than we dreamed, we also spoke to her about how she came to be a Volunteer and Community Engagement Manager for the Marine Conservation Society and is responsible for volunteers (sea champions) across the whole of Scotland. Keep listening to hear more about how you can get involved in collecting data on seaweed, the beauty of kelp forests, and everything seaweeds are good for in their environment and out of it. You can find our full show notes on website. Here is where to find us: Twitter: twitter.com/Have_A_Wild_Day Instagram: instagram.com/Have_A_Wild_Day/ Www: wildaboutconservation.com Email: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Patreon: patreon.com/wildaboutconservation Youtube: youtube.com/channel/UC0e0LVCZdvKergFM9mVjOFQ Get us featured elsewhere: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Our logo: instagram.com/sion_draws And finally don’t forget to subscribe and share us with your friends!
58:08
July 14, 2021
Wild About Seals and Movement Ecology with William Kay - S1 E10.2
Hello and welcome back to the Wild About conservation Podcast. This is part two of a two part special with Dr William P Kay.  In this two part special Lexi and Hannah talk to William P Kay about all things seals which include what a seal is and his own PhD research which focused on monitoring the behaviour of seals. This was a fantastic opportunity to talk with William about his volunteering, his internships, and his passion for policy. We spend a lot of time diving into his experiences and discussing the value and excitement in seeking out meaningful opportunities. We hope that from this episode you might take inspiration in how you might like to get involved. You can find our full show notes on website. Here is where to find us: Twitter: twitter.com/Have_A_Wild_Day Instagram: instagram.com/Have_A_Wild_Day/ Www: wildaboutconservation.com Email: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Patreon: patreon.com/wildaboutconservation Youtube: youtube.com/channel/UC0e0LVCZdvKergFM9mVjOFQ Get us featured elsewhere: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Our logo: instagram.com/sion_draws And finally don’t forget to subscribe and share us with your friends!
56:30
July 7, 2021
Wild About Seals, Policy and Internships with Dr William P Kay - S1 E10.1
Hello and welcome back to the Wild About conservation Podcast. This is part one of a two part special with Dr William P Kay. In this two part special Lexi and Hannah talk to William P Kay about all things seals which include what a seal is and his own PhD research which focused on monitoring the behaviour of seals. This was a fantastic opportunity to talk with William about his volunteering, his internships, and his passion for policy. We spend a lot of time diving into his experiences and discussing the value and excitement in seeking out meaningful opportunities. We hope that from this episode you might take inspiration in how you might like to get involved. You can find our full show notes on website. Here is where to find us: Twitter: twitter.com/Have_A_Wild_Day Instagram: instagram.com/Have_A_Wild_Day/ Www: wildaboutconservation.com Email: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Patreon: patreon.com/wildaboutconservation Youtube: youtube.com/channel/UC0e0LVCZdvKergFM9mVjOFQ Get us featured elsewhere: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Our logo: instagram.com/sion_draws And finally don’t forget to subscribe and share us with your friends!
54:37
June 30, 2021
Wild About The Cephalopod Citizen Science Project with Gavan Cooke - S1 E9
Hello and welcome back to the Wild About conservation Podcast. In this episode Lexi and Hannah talk to Dr Gavan Cooke about the class Cephalopoda which broadly includes squid, octopus, cuttlefish and Nautilus. Gavan is the lead researcher of The Cephalopod Citizen Science Project and works to engage citizen scientists in collecting data on cephalopods across the globe. We chat about what a cephalopod is, how to pronounce cephalopod, weird myths, data challenges and how important engaging with groups outside of the immediate world of science is. You can find links to the project, ID guides and research papers on our website.. You can find our full show notes on website. Here is where to find us: Twitter: twitter.com/Have_A_Wild_Day Instagram: instagram.com/Have_A_Wild_Day/ Www: wildaboutconservation.com Email: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Patreon: patreon.com/wildaboutconservation Youtube: youtube.com/channel/UC0e0LVCZdvKergFM9mVjOFQ Get us featured elsewhere: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Our logo: instagram.com/sion_draws And finally don’t forget to subscribe and share us with your friends!
01:29:16
June 23, 2021
Wild About Turtles with Abigail Parker - S1 E8
Hello and welcome back to the Wild About conservation Podcast. In this episode we chat with Abi, a turtle biologist who is currently undertaking her PhD in Melbourne Australia, we chat about turtles, tortoises, and the wonderful experiences she had throughout her career so far. We loved her perspective on life, and the connection she creates to inspire awe and wonder around these beautiful creatures. You can find our full show notes on website. Here is where to find us: Twitter: twitter.com/Have_A_Wild_Day Instagram: instagram.com/Have_A_Wild_Day/ Www: wildaboutconservation.com Email: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Patreon: patreon.com/wildaboutconservation Youtube: youtube.com/channel/UC0e0LVCZdvKergFM9mVjOFQ Get us featured elsewhere: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Our logo: instagram.com/sion_draws And finally don’t forget to subscribe and share us with your friends!
01:00:05
June 16, 2021
Wild About Sea Birds and Monitoring Methods with Melissa Costagliola-Ray - S1 E7
Hello and welcome back to the Wild About conservation Podcast. In this episode Lexi and Hannah talk to Melissa Costagliola-Ray, a researcher based at the University of Highland and Islands in Thurso, Scotland. The chat today focuses on seabirds, the difference between these ocean dwelling animals and the birds you see in your garden and where you might go to observe these wonderful creatures yourself. Melissa’s research focuses on refining monitoring methods for seabirds; we talk about her field work, marine renewables and animal behaviour. You can find our full show notes on website. Here is where to find us: Twitter: twitter.com/Have_A_Wild_Day Instagram: instagram.com/Have_A_Wild_Day/ Www: wildaboutconservation.com Email: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Patreon: patreon.com/wildaboutconservation Youtube: youtube.com/channel/UC0e0LVCZdvKergFM9mVjOFQ Get us featured elsewhere: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Our logo: instagram.com/sion_draws And finally don’t forget to subscribe and share us with your friends!
01:18:27
June 9, 2021
Wild About The MCS Good Fish Guide with Alice Moore - S1 E6
Hello and welcome back to the Wild About conservation Podcast. In this episode Lexi and Hannah talk to Alice Moore about sustainable seafood and the MCS Good Fish Guide (GFG). Some key things they talk about are sustainable seafood choices, how GFG ratings work and how seafood may change in the future with the effects of climate change. You can find our full show notes on website. Here is where to find us: Twitter: twitter.com/Have_A_Wild_Day Instagram: instagram.com/Have_A_Wild_Day/ Www: wildaboutconservation.com Email: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Patreon: patreon.com/wildaboutconservation Youtube: youtube.com/channel/UC0e0LVCZdvKergFM9mVjOFQ Get us featured elsewhere: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Our logo: instagram.com/sion_draws And finally don’t forget to subscribe and share us with your friends!
52:55
June 2, 2021
Wild About Cetaceans with Kate Weston - S1 E5
Hello and welcome back to the Wild About conservation Podcast. In this episode Lexi and Hannah talk to Kate Weston about cetaceans. Kate talks to us about whales, dolphins and porpoises, what they are, where they live, and a deep look into human wildlife interactions with these charismatic species. Content Warning please do be aware we talk about whaling in this episode the time stamps are as follows if you would like to skip this section 40:00 - 51:39. You can find our full show notes on website. Here is where to find us: Twitter: twitter.com/Have_A_Wild_Day Instagram: instagram.com/Have_A_Wild_Day/ Www: wildaboutconservation.com Email: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Patreon: patreon.com/wildaboutconservation Youtube: youtube.com/channel/UC0e0LVCZdvKergFM9mVjOFQ Get us featured elsewhere: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Our logo: instagram.com/sion_draws And finally don’t forget to subscribe and share us with your friends!
01:40:36
May 26, 2021
Wild About Coral Reefs and Restoration with Jess Kalisiak - S1 E4
Hello and welcome back to the Wild About conservation Podcast. In this episode Lexi and Hannah chat with Jess Kalisiak, a friend of ours who works in Cambodia as a Sustainability Manager for Six Senses resort, who are aiming to be plastic free within the next few years. We talk about her work in Cambodia, and the route she took to get there, from education to internships, and how she fell in love with the magic that is coral. You can find our full show notes on website. Here is where to find us: Twitter: twitter.com/Have_A_Wild_Day Instagram: instagram.com/Have_A_Wild_Day/ Www: wildaboutconservation.com Email: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Patreon: patreon.com/wildaboutconservation Youtube: youtube.com/channel/UC0e0LVCZdvKergFM9mVjOFQ Get us featured elsewhere: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Our logo: instagram.com/sion_draws And finally don’t forget to subscribe and share us with your friends!
01:06:48
May 19, 2021
Wild About Sharks and Photography with Donovan Lewis - S1 E3
Hello and welcome back to the Wild About conservation Podcast.  In this episode Lexi and Hannah talk to Donovan Lewis about sharks and photography - Donovan currently works as a diver at Blue Planet aquarium and has given his time to chat about the wonderful world of sharks, how they give birth, how they eat and how big a great white really is! As well as how he got started with photography and why it is an excellent engagement tool, you can find links to his wonderful media on our website. You can find our full show notes on website. Here is where to find us: Twitter: twitter.com/Have_A_Wild_Day Instagram: instagram.com/Have_A_Wild_Day/ Www: wildaboutconservation.com Email: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Patreon: patreon.com/wildaboutconservation Youtube: youtube.com/channel/UC0e0LVCZdvKergFM9mVjOFQ Get us featured elsewhere: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Our logo: instagram.com/sion_draws And finally don’t forget to subscribe and share us with your friends!
01:14:59
May 12, 2021
Wild About deep sea sponge grounds with Heidi Meyer - S1 E2
Hello and welcome back to the Wild About conservation Podcast. In this episode Lexi and Hannah talk to Heidi Meyer, we go into all things sponge, what they eat and where they are as well as Heidi’s work with underwater robots, image analysis and life on research cruises. This is the ideal episode to learn about an underappreciated ecosystem engineer of our water environments. This episode is dedicated to Hans Tore Rapp, Heidi's late supervisor and mentor. His love of sponges and expertise will never be forgotten. You can find our full show notes on website. Here is where to find us: Twitter: twitter.com/Have_A_Wild_Day Instagram: instagram.com/Have_A_Wild_Day/ Www: wildaboutconservation.com Email: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Patreon: patreon.com/wildaboutconservation Youtube: youtube.com/channel/UC0e0LVCZdvKergFM9mVjOFQ Get us featured elsewhere: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Our logo: instagram.com/sion_draws And finally don’t forget to subscribe and share us with your friends!
01:06:17
May 5, 2021
Wild About the Narwhals Wake with Ian Rowan - S1 E1
Hello and welcome back to the Wild About Conservation podcast. In this episode we chat to an inspirational photographer, producer, and documentary film maker - Ian Rowan. He shares his insight and explains how the use of media can be a tool for social change, stories of his travels around the world, and a near decade long mission to show the world that Narwhals are in fact real. You can find our full show notes on website. Here is where to find us: Twitter: twitter.com/Have_A_Wild_Day Instagram: instagram.com/Have_A_Wild_Day/ Www: wildaboutconservation.com Email: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Patreon: patreon.com/wildaboutconservation Youtube: youtube.com/channel/UC0e0LVCZdvKergFM9mVjOFQ Get us featured elsewhere: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Our logo: instagram.com/sion_draws And finally don’t forget to subscribe and share us with your friends!
01:25:19
April 28, 2021
Wild About getting to know your hosts - S1 E0
Wild About Conservation is a podcast that aims to inspire, you, our listeners to learn a little bit more about the individual topics that make up the term conservation. How are we doing this? Hannah and Lexi, the pods hosts have been chatting with guests from all corners of conservation, from sharks, to cephalopods and seaweed to sponges. Season one is focused entirely on open ocean, we will be dropping new episodes each #WildWednesday. In this episode Lexi and Hannah introduce the new pod, themselves and reflect on how they got to where they are today (while also heading down some tangents, because that’s just their thing!).  You can find our full show notes on website. Here is where to find us: Twitter: twitter.com/Have_A_Wild_Day Instagram: instagram.com/Have_A_Wild_Day/ Www: wildaboutconservation.com Email: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Patreon: patreon.com/wildaboutconservation Youtube: youtube.com/channel/UC0e0LVCZdvKergFM9mVjOFQ Get us featured elsewhere: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Our logo: instagram.com/sion_draws And finally don’t forget to subscribe and share us with your friends!
54:31
April 21, 2021
Trailer: Wild About Conservation - coming soon
Wild about conservation - a new podcast hosted by two chatty conservationists. How do you get wild about conservation? Do you get outside and explore? Have you read every book on natural history? Or maybe, you have watched every wildlife documentary? Listen to Hannah and Lexi - women in science, communicators, conservationists, and volunteers - as they talk to guests about their experiences, stories, and getting wild about conservation. Here is where to find us: Twitter: twitter.com/Have_A_Wild_Day Instagram: instagram.com/Have_A_Wild_Day/ Www: wildaboutconservation.com Email: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Patreon: patreon.com/wildaboutconservation Youtube: youtube.com/channel/UC0e0LVCZdvKergFM9mVjOFQ Get us featured elsewhere: wildaboutconservation@gmail.com Our logo: instagram.com/sion_draws And finally don’t forget to subscribe and share us with your friends!
02:00
April 18, 2021