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Conservation science is at crossroads, species are declining at rapid rates and ecosystems are being thrown out of balance! During this podcast hosts, Carla Archibald and Rachel Friedman will be exploring and sharing the most up-to-date thinking in conservation science and environmental problem-solving.

Conservation Crossroads Carla Archibald & Rachel Friedman

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Conservation science is at crossroads, species are declining at rapid rates and ecosystems are being thrown out of balance! During this podcast hosts, Carla Archibald and Rachel Friedman will be exploring and sharing the most up-to-date thinking in conservation science and environmental problem-solving.

    QUICKIE E#10 Can you crowdfund nature conservation?!

    QUICKIE E#10 Can you crowdfund nature conservation?!

    In this week’s episode of #ConservationCrossroads we're continuing with our theme of conservation finance, and digging into the realm of crowdfunding.

    You may have heard of Kickstarter projects, or GoFundMe campaigns, but how much have you thought about crowdfunding’s contribution to conservation? We spoke with PhD candidate at the University of Queensland, Eduard Gallo, about a recently published study on Crowdfunding Biodiversity Conservation.

    Join the conversation on Twitter by tagging Carla @CarlaWildlife, Rachel @YumMusings or #ConservationCrossroads!

    Catch the media!
    Gallo‐Cajiao, E., Archibald, C., Friedman, R., Steven, R., Fuller, R.A., Game, E.T., Morrison, T.H., & Ritchie, E.G. (2018). Crowdfunding biodiversity conservation. Conservation Biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.13144

    Crowdfunded campaigns are conserving the Earth’s environment - The Conversation
    https://theconversation.com/crowdfunded-campaigns-are-conserving-the-earths-environment-97312

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    Cover Photo: Blake Alexander Simmons

    • 7 min
    CC E#09 What is Conservation Finance and How Do You Invest in Nature

    CC E#09 What is Conservation Finance and How Do You Invest in Nature

    In this week’s episode of #ConservationCrossroads we're getting an introductory lesson on financing conservation efforts.

    We spoke with Dr. Adrian Ward, Program Director (Natural Capital) at the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, about what constitutes “conservation finance” and some of the opportunities and challenges in funding conservation programs and activities. Dr. Ward is also on the College of Experts with the Global Change Institute at The University of Queensland.

    Join the conversation on Twitter by tagging Carla @CarlaWildlife, Rachel @YumMusings or #ConservationCrossroads!

    To learn more about the work Dr. Adrian Ward is involved with at the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists visit -> http://wentworthgroup.org/ or his Google Scholar here -> http://bit.ly/2G9ZgBz

    Resources to learn some economics!
    Crash Crouse, Youtube: http://bit.ly/2Gc5HDW
    Khan Acadamy: https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain
    A/Prof David Pannell, The Public Private Goods Framework: http://dpannell.fnas.uwa.edu.au/ppf3pgr.htm
    Nature Capital: https://www.naturalcapitalproject.org/

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    Cover Photo: Blake Alexander Simmons

    • 14 min
    CC E#08 Conserving our Cousins: Saving the Great Apes

    CC E#08 Conserving our Cousins: Saving the Great Apes

    In this weeks episode of #ConservationCrossroads we're gorilla-ing two experts working on the front line of Great Ape conservation!

    We start by talking with Courtney Morgans from The University of Queensland about Orangutan conservation in Indonesia. We speak with Dr Johannes Refisch from the Great Ape Survival Partnership (or GRASP) to provide us with the bigger picture of the status of great ape conservation and why the United Nations has gotten involved in their protection.

    Join the conversation on Twitter by tagging Carla @CarlaWildlife, Rachel @YumMusings or #ConservationCrossroads!

    To learn more about Courtney Morgans' research on Orangutan conservation in Indonesia find it here -> http://bit.ly/2K8sWCd, and catch her "NGO Collaboration" paper here -> http://bit.ly/2K8kClW

    For more information about Dr Johannes Refisch's work click here -> http://bit.ly/2K8krHi and more information about GRASP can be found here -> http://www.un-grasp.org/

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    Cover Photo: Blake Alexander Simmons

    • 10 min
    QUICKIE E#07 Is the Amazon Rainforest worth its weight in gold?

    QUICKIE E#07 Is the Amazon Rainforest worth its weight in gold?

    Have you thought about the impact of mining on deforestation? Yeah, neither had we! So in this week's QUICKIE episode of #ConservationCrossroads we chat with Dr Laura Sonter about whether or not the Amazon Rainforest worth its weight in gold!

    Dr Laura Sonter is a postdoctoral research fellow/lecturer at the University of Queensland's and previously a postdoctoral research fellow at the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, The University of Vermont. You can find her paper about the impacts of mining on deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest here -> http://go.nature.com/2zn6um3

    To learn more about Laura's work go here: http://www.laurasonter.com/
    And for some more related media, go here: http://bit.ly/2EYNqO4

    Join the conversation on Twitter by tagging Carla @CarlaWildlife, Rachel @YumMusings or #ConservationCrossroads!

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    Cover Photo: Blake Alexander Simmons.

    • 4 min
    CC E#06 Winter is coming: Conservation in Antarctica

    CC E#06 Winter is coming: Conservation in Antarctica

    Winter has come to this week’s #ConservationCrossroads episode and today we are speaking with three Antarctic scientists about conservation in a truly unique landscape!

    We start by talking with Dr Justine Shaw about what it’s like to be an Antarctic scientist and her research on the conservation of terrestrial organisms on the mainland and sub-Antarctic islands. Then we speak with Jasmine Lee about her PhD research on ice-free areas, which are only going to become more prevalent with climate change. We round out the episode by having a casual chat with Jeremy Bird about his PhD research on post-pest eradication petrel colonisation Macquarie island.

    Join the conversation on Twitter by tagging Carla @CarlaWildlife, Rachel @YumMusings or #ConservationCrossroads!

    To learn more about Dr Justine Shaw's research on terrestrial conservation in Antarctica find her research page here -> http://bit.ly/2zkxPFj . Justine works at the School of Biological Sciences at The University of Queensland (bit.ly/2yh0lVC) and collaborates with the University of Tasmania and the Antarctic Division (http://bit.ly/2zl5BdG).

    To learn more about Jasmine Lee’s research on ice-free areas and climate change impacts in Antarctica find her research page here -> http://bit.ly/2zn3hmw , or contact her on twitter at @JaszzyJas. Jasmine works at the School of Biological Sciences at The University of Queensland (bit.ly/2yh0lVC) and collaborates with the University of Tasmania and the Antarctic Division (http://bit.ly/2zl5BdG). Her Nature paper about ice-free areas can be found here: "Climate change drives expansion of Antarctic ice-free habitat" http://go.nature.com/2zlrXeR.

    To learn more about Jeremy "Jez" Bird’s research on bird conservation post-pest-eradication on Macquarie island find his page here -> http://bit.ly/2zl2r9O, or contact him on twitter at @_jezbird. Jez works at the School of Biological Sciences at The University of Queensland (bit.ly/2yh0lVC) and collaborates with the University of Tasmania and the Antarctic Division (http://bit.ly/2zl5BdG).

    Music and editing in GarageBand. Bird calls provided by Jasmine and Jez.
    Cover Photo: Blake Alexander Simmons

    • 17 min
    QUICKIE E#05 Conservation from the grave: Human burials to fund conservation

    QUICKIE E#05 Conservation from the grave: Human burials to fund conservation

    Have you thought about what you want to do when you pass away? In this QUICKIE episode of #ConservationCrossroads we learn about the conservation burials with mathemagician Dr Matthew Holden (http://bit.ly/2yYDq4f).

    Dr Matthew Holden is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Queensland's ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED). You can find his paper about conservation burials here -> http://bit.ly/2gXIKy2

    And here is some related media: http://bit.ly/2gXIKy2

    Join the conversation on Twitter by tagging Carla @CarlaWildlife, Rachel @YumMusings or #ConservationCrossroads!

    Music and Editing: BensSounds (https://www.bensound.com/) and GarageBand.
    Cover Photo: Blake Alexander Simmons.

    • 6 min

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