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Join host Katie Macfarlane for conversations with scientists, conservationists, educators, artists, communicators & more. This podcast explores conservation today, and the vast array of professions and people involved in protecting our planet. Learn how you can play your part & get involved with conservation organisations worldwide.


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Wee Blue Dot - A Conservation Podcast Katie Macfarlane

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Join host Katie Macfarlane for conversations with scientists, conservationists, educators, artists, communicators & more. This podcast explores conservation today, and the vast array of professions and people involved in protecting our planet. Learn how you can play your part & get involved with conservation organisations worldwide.


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| Email - katie@weebluedot.com |

    Ep. 7 | Island conservation and Nature Recovery Networks with Leigh Morris (Manx Wildlife Trust)

    Ep. 7 | Island conservation and Nature Recovery Networks with Leigh Morris (Manx Wildlife Trust)

    Episode 7 welcomes Leigh Morris, CEO of the Manx Wildlife Trust. We chat about island living, nature-based solutions and the variety of species found on the Isle of Man. Leigh tells us more about his experiences in horticulture, zoo’s, education and travel, and discusses the role the wildlife trusts play in protecting our native flora and fauna. Having spent the two years prior to joining Manx Wildlife Trust living on the remote Atlantic island of St Helena, Leigh understands the importance of island restoration, recovery, and conservation. Also – did you know there are wild wallabies on the Isle of Man? You learn something new every day! Tune in for great conservation conversations.





    Support Manx Wildlife Trusts work:

    Website -  www.mwt.im

    Facebook - @ManxWildlifeTrust

    Twitter - @manxnature

    Instagram - @manxwt





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    Music:

    "Savannah (Sketch)" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

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    Ep. 6 | Scottish whales, dolphins and porpoises with Siobhán Moran (Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust)

    Ep. 6 | Scottish whales, dolphins and porpoises with Siobhán Moran (Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust)

    In Episode 6 we delve into Scotland’s west coast waters to learn all about the amazing marine life that call it home. Siobhán – Community Engagement Officer with the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust – tells us about her experiences, why it’s so important to protect our west coast community, and how HWDT involves local residents and tourists in their work. We chat orcas, whales, porpoises and more…. and discuss how listeners can even get the chance to join them on their research vessel, Silurian! A fascinating chat about human impact on the ocean, and the abundance of life in Scotland’s (sometimes chilly) sea.



    Support HWDT’s work:

    Website -  www.hwdt.org & www.whaletrail.org

    Facebook - @HWDT.org

    Twitter - @HWDT_org 

    Instagram -  @hwdt_org





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    Music:

    "Savannah (Sketch)" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

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    • 46 min
    Ep. 5 | Pandas, polar bears & people with David Field (Royal Zoological Society of Scotland)

    Ep. 5 | Pandas, polar bears & people with David Field (Royal Zoological Society of Scotland)

    In Episode 5 we chat to David Field, CEO of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, which runs both Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park. The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) is a registered charity which has been working to promote awareness and conservation of rare and endangered animals for over 100 years. David talks about his route in the zoo world (from zookeeper to CEO), how life has been over the last year, and how the zoo inspires him personally. We discuss the role of a good zoo today, why engagement is so important, and how listeners at home can support the amazing work of zoological collections. Overall, it’s clear that David’s passion and dedication shines through in RZSS’s mission statement - to connect people with nature and safeguard threatened species.


    Support RZSS Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park here:

    Website – www.rzss.org.uk

    Facebook – @RZSSofficial

    @EdinburghZoo 

    @highlandwildlifepark

    Twitter – @rzss

    @HighlandWPark

    @EdinburghZoo 

    Instagram - @rzssofficial 

    @edinburghzoo

    @highlandwpark 





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    Music:

    "Savannah (Sketch)" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

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    • 43 min
    Ep. 4 | Giraffe – the endangered, evolutionary wonder! With Dr Julian Fennessy (Giraffe Conservation Foundation)

    Ep. 4 | Giraffe – the endangered, evolutionary wonder! With Dr Julian Fennessy (Giraffe Conservation Foundation)

    Episode 4 welcomes Dr Julian Fennessy, co-founder and co-director of the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) – the leader in supporting a sustainable future for giraffe in the wild.  GCF has completed amazing work in recent decades, not only preserving giraffe populations, but researching the different subspecies and why they are important. We discuss the threats facing giraffe today, the role they play in their habitat, and what makes them so unique. Julian explains GCF’s projects on the ground and what it takes to work in his field of conservation today. A fun, engaging chat full of laughter (from the host!) and interesting facts about the long necked, evolutionary wonders that are giraffe!



    Support Julian and the fantastic work of the Giraffe Conservation Foundation:

    Facebook - @giraffeconservationfoundation

    Twitter - @Save_Giraffe

    Instagram -  @giraffe_conservation 

    Website – www.giraffeconservation.org



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    Music:

    "Savannah (Sketch)" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 43 min
    Ep. 3 | Marine Conservation and why our seas need us with Catherine Gemmell (Marine Conservation Society UK)

    Ep. 3 | Marine Conservation and why our seas need us with Catherine Gemmell (Marine Conservation Society UK)

    In Episode 3 we explore our amazing ocean with Catherine Gemmell, Scotland Conservation Officer for the Marine Conservation Society UK. Catherine chats about her journey into conservation, what her job involves, and why we all need to play a part in protecting our seas. From discussing endangered species that are for sale in our supermarkets, to tiny fibres travelling from our washing machines into the food chain, it’s clear that individuals, businesses and governments all have a role in marine conservation. The fun of diving, our favourite marine creatures and the ocean optimism movement all add to a great episode, full of fun facts about our “Wee Blue Dot”.

    (Important to note - recording via zoom caused some connection problems during this episode, but the content was too good not share! Thanks for understanding lovely listeners!)

    Support Catherine’s work and follow MCS UK:

    Facebook - @mcsuk 

    Twitter - @mcsuk 

    Instagram -  @mcs_uk

    Website - www.mcsuk.org

    Join in MCS's citizen science project Beachwatch - www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch

    To find out how to give Scottish Sea's a voice in this year's election head to www.mcsuk.org/blog/post/take-stand-wales-scot



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    Music:

    "Savannah (Sketch)" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 45 min
    Ep. 2 | Urban ecology of the Black Mamba with Dr Cormac Price (University of KwaZulu-Natal)

    Ep. 2 | Urban ecology of the Black Mamba with Dr Cormac Price (University of KwaZulu-Natal)

    Episode 2 welcomes Dr Cormac Price, Postdoctoral Researcher at University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. We discuss the ecology of urban snakes in Durban - a city of almost 4 million people - and Cormac's research working alongside Nick Evans (KZN Amphibian & Reptile Conservation). Hear tales of what it's like working with Black Mambas (one of the most venomous snakes in Africa), the Mozambique spitting cobra & a variety of other reptiles. Tune in for discussions on Cormac's early life in Ireland, his love of reptiles, urban adapting wildlife, and how humans & animals can find ways to co-exist.



    Support Cormac & Nicks work and follow their adventures:

    Cormac:

    Twitter - @C_MrPrice

    Instagram - @C_MrPrice 

    Email - priceco@tcd.ie

    Nick:

    Website - www.nickevans.co.za

    YouTube - Nick Evans - Snake Rescuer 

    Facebook - @nickevanskzn

    Twitter - @NickEvansKZN

    Instagram - @nickevanskzn



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    Music:

    "Savannah (Sketch)" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

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    • 43 min

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