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The Eyes on Conservation Podcast is an interview series featuring conservations with top experts in the fields of conservation, wildlife and environmental justice.

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The Eyes on Conservation Podcast is an interview series featuring conservations with top experts in the fields of conservation, wildlife and environmental justice.

    EOC 192: Jon Kasbe, When Lambs Become Lions

    EOC 192: Jon Kasbe, When Lambs Become Lions

    When Lambs Become Lions


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    Join Eyes on Conservation’s Matthew Podolksy in an interview with Jon Kasbe, director of the documentary “When Lions Become Lambs”, winner of the Tribeca Film Festival’s Best Editing award in a Documentary.


    Jon Kasbe spent much of his 20s in Kenya chronicling the lives and hardships of not only the rangers protecting endangered elephants in the region, but also the difficult decisions poachers make to support their families. Kasbe tells their stories with disciplined impartiality. However, viewers may struggle to remain emotionally unwavering as you are dropped into the shoes of a community bursting with complexities, each person doing what it must to survive.


    Special thanks to When Lions Become Lambs director, Jon Kasbe. For more information about the film, please visit www.whenlambs.com ( http://www.whenlambs.com ). Music in today’s show via the Free Music Archive ( http://www.freemusicarchive.org/ ) through Creative Commons licensing. “Gradual Sunrise” by David Hilowitz, and “Siesta” by Jahzzar. And if you haven’t made a pledge to our show, please head over to our patreon.com/wildlenscollective ( www.patreon.com/wildlenscollective ) page, and lastly – be sure to send us a voicemail to info@wildlensinc.org. We really want to hear from you!





    For full a full list of today’s show notes, including web links and music selections, head over to www.wildlensinc.org/eoc192 ( http://www.wildlensinc.org/eoc192 ).

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    EOC 191: A Very Wild Lens Christmas

    EOC 191: A Very Wild Lens Christmas

    Happy Holidays from the EOC team!


    Tune in to listen to a very light, candid, fun installment of the award winning Eyes on Conservation podcast with hosts Sarinah Simons, Kristin Tieche, Matthew Podolsky, and Gregory Haddock as we talk space-bound dinosaurs, whales, recycling, fundraising, and brushfires. It’s a tornado of holiday cheer!


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    Music from https://filmmusic.io

    "Holiday Weasel" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 1 小時 15 分鐘
    EOC 190: Eco-Fascism

    EOC 190: Eco-Fascism

    In an article dated August 7, 2019, GQ magazine ( https://www.gq.com/story/what-is-eco-fascism ) defined ecofascism as “a belief that the only way to deal with climate change is through eugenics and the brutal suppression of migrants.” It’s a philosophy that has roots in the American environmental movement dating back to the 1800s, right down to the creation of our national parks system ( https://timeline.com/national-parks-native-americans-56b0dad62c9d ).

    Let’s start off with the recent events that inspired me to produce this episode. On August 3rd 2019, a shooter in El Paso, Texas killed 20 people at a Walmart near the border ( https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/03/us/patrick-crusius-el-paso-shooter-manifesto.html ) with Mexico. Nineteen minutes before the first 911 call, a hate-filled, anti-immigrant manifesto appeared online, that was strangely called “An Inconvenient Truth.” In the document, the author makes his horrific case for ethnic cleansing as a solution to the climate crisis. I asked myself, could the shooter’s deadly words and actions have been inspired by the rhetoric that has been spoken, and tweeted, by the 45th President of the United States, who has verbally attacked communities of color on more than one occasion.

    After the El Paso tragedy, I started reading articles that referred to the term “ecofascism.” There seemed to be more than one example of racially motivated terrorist attacks in the news, from Christchurch, New Zealand, to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Poway, California. But none so directly connected to the climate crisis as the El Paso shooting, which made me deeply concerned about the ways in which humans will react when the crisis worsens. Will it bring out the best in humanity? Or the worst? I began to think more deeply about the foundations of America. Post-colonial American history seems to be filled with examples of eco-fascist ideas and acts ( https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/environmentalisms-racist-history ).

    The American Declaration of Independence ( https://www.huffpost.com/entry/a-radical-suggestion-exci_b_888897 ) refers to indigenous people as “Merciless Indian Savages,” and yet this is still a document that Americans celebrate every year. The principles of Manifest Destiny and Eminent Domain made way for a government led genocide. Children being separated from their parents, put in detention centers, and even killed by the American government ( https://www.hcn.org/issues/51.17/indigenous-affairs-the-us-stole-generations-of-indigenous-children-to-open-the-west ) , these practices are also not a new. From the slave trade to Indian Residential Schools, American history has already set precedents. Every single day that we wake up, we are living out our lives on stolen land. This is our history. It’s history that we shouldn’t turn away from, no matter how hard it is to look at it.

    I know this is a dark subject, but it’s an important one. If we don’t look directly at our shadow selves, how will we ever heal?

    • 1 小時 10 分鐘
    EOC 189: The Trees Are Coming!

    EOC 189: The Trees Are Coming!

    Zeima Kassahun and I have been friends for a really long time - pretty much most of our lives. You wouldn't know it then, but we've somehow managed to not only stay best friends, but we've both ended up in environmental professions as adults.

    Zeima works as a community planting manager for a non-profit organization in the Presidio of San Francisco called Friends of the Urban Forest or FUF. Friends of the Urban Forest has planted more than 60,000 trees, totaling almost half of the city’s street tree canopy. Their mission is to help individuals and neighborhood groups plant and care for street trees and sidewalk gardens in San Francisco in order to improve the city by beautifying neighborhoods, cleaning the air, and reducing polluted stormwater runoff.

    FUF Community Planting Manager Zeima Kassahun

    About every month, FUF employees gather with a consistent group of dedicated volunteers and host planting days, where after much coordination and planning, trees are planted in previously identified sidewalk spaces. I met Zeima at one of these plantings and got to follow her around as we discussed green gentrification, the need for more diversity in environmental professions and all the intricacies of her job.

    • 41 分鐘
    Long Time Listener, First Time Caller

    Long Time Listener, First Time Caller

    Have you ever been listening to the EOC podcast and thought, "My goodness, EOC is like butter in my ears"? And then a second thought quickly came across your mind, "Good grief, I need to tell them this"? Now you can! In fact, we wish you would! Let the floodgates open to breaking down the wall between all of us. Send us your thoughts to info@wildlensinc.org and we might air your voice on the show! Not sure how? No sweat. This minisode will tell you exactly how. Because, you're important, and you've got amazing ideas. Share them with the rest of the class! Because your call is very important to us.

    Sounds from Freesound.org and Music by Komiku from Freemusicarchive.org all via Creative Commons Licensing.

    • 2 分鐘
    EOC 188: City Grazing

    EOC 188: City Grazing

    Today’s episode is all about goat grazing. Not only are goats absolutely adorable, they also reduce fire hazard, support native plant growth and soil health, and their poop is an amazing aid in carbon sequestration. Here in San Francisco, if you think you have a growing fire hazard in your backyard, an organization called City Grazing will bring a herd of goats to you, to chomp away at the invasive blackberry bushes and ivy that could fuel the fire. City Grazing’s executive director Genevieve Church speaks with producer Kristin Tieche on Mount Sutro, an open space preserve on a hillside next to University of California San Francisco (otherwise known as UCSF), where years of extreme drought have created a real fire hazard. The goats have been hired to munch away at the ground cover that could fuel a wildfire and endanger nearby residents.


    Check out their website at citygrazing.org ( www.citygrazing.org )


    From City Grazing’s website: “City Grazing is a San Francisco-based goat landscaping non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable land management and fire risk reduction through outreach, education, and implementation of goat grazing. An environmentally beneficial solution to weed control, we rent out goats to clear public and private land. Whether you have an acre or an overgrown backyard, our goats would be eager to eat your weeds and aid in fire prevention naturally. When they are not out on the job our herd lives on pasture in San Francisco’s Bayview district between the SF Bay Railroad and Bay Natives Nursery.”


    Produced and created by Kristin Tieche. Edited by Gregory Haddock. All music used in today’s show is by Ketsa ( https://www.freemusicarchive.org/music/Ketsa ) and the Free Music Archive via Creative Commons Licensing.


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    • 35 分鐘