The Conservation Tribe is a weekly podcast which interviews a range of conservationists and natural world enthusiasts - from scientists, students, creatives, ecopreneurs, innovators and everyone in between! I created this podcast with the mission to EDUCATE, foster COLLABORATION and ultimately INSPIRE ACTION to protect species, ecosystems and biodiversity!
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Podcast host: Blane Edwards aka Earth Offline
Talking with the Platypus Protector | Ecologist, Tamielle Brunt
In this episode I talk with Tamielle Brunt - an ecologist, researching platypus populations within South-East Queensland (Gubbi Gubbi, Waka Waka, Yuggera, Bunjalung Country) for her PhD through the University of Queensland. Her project aims to gain much-needed data on the elusive mammal to influence conservation action for its ongoing survival in the state. Tamielle is also a volunteer assistant project officer with the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland, helping advocate, implement and operate their Platypus Watch Network, including an ongoing project using environmental DNA to monitor local platypus populations.
Using ART to bridge the environmental communication gap | Mariska, Designer and Artist
In this episode I talk with Mariska Nell - a designer, artist, podcaster and zero-waster. Mariska seeks to create an impact to stir change for a sustainable future and over the years she has worked with Azraq, Nespresso, Costa and DXB airport. As well as a number of high profile clients including South African comedian and The Daily Show Host, Trevor Noah, Actor and Environmentalist, Adrian Grenier, Entrepreneur, Gary Vaynerchuck, Kris Fade, a radio presenter for the Kris Fade radio show on Virgin Radio Dubai, Black Coffee a world-renowned DJ and producer and Mason Plumlee an NBA basketball player for the Denver Nuggets.
Half-bearded bloke on a mission to conserve & regenerate forests | Jimmy, Founder of HalfCut
HalfCut was created by founders James Stanton-Cooke (Jimmy) and Jessica Clarke. HalfCut is a widely known social movement that engages people of all cultures, ages and sexes to raise awareness and raise funds for forest conservation & regeneration. Why? Over 50% of the world’s forests are destroyed. To encourage people to be a visual distribution, starting conversations about conservation.
Surviving the Extinction Crisis | with Leif Cocks, Founder of The Orangutan Project
In this episode I talk with Leif Cocks - A world-renowned orangutan expert with over 30 years experience working with orangutans. He is also the Founder and President of The Orangutan Project, International Elephant Project and International Tiger Project.
Remembering Sudan - The Last Male Northern White Rhino | with James Mwenda, Rhino Caregiver at Ol Pejeta Conservancy
In this episode I talk with James Mwenda - safari guide, photographer, conservation speaker and caregiver of the last two known Northern White Rhinos at Ol Pejeta Conservancy.
Saving the Amazon River Dolphin | Suzanne Smith - Founder of the ARDCF
In this episode I talk with Suzanne Smith - Founder and Executive Director of the Amazon River Dolphin Conservation Foundation (ARDCF). Amazon River Dolphin Conservation Foundation (ARDCF), a registered 501c3, supports local efforts to protect a storied species and its rainforest ecosystem. Building upon the wisdom of Amazon traditions, practices and beliefs with findings from modern conservation biology, ARDCF works to preserve the river dolphin from the corrosive pressures of outside, usually foreign interests that threaten the survival of the dolphins and their world. The fates of dolphins and people have been entwined for millennia. ARDCF promotes healthy, natural interactions between dolphins and people that protect both animals and people, sustain local culture, and transform visitors to ardent Amazon conservationists.
Interesting perspective and helpful information!
This podcast has fascinating guests, and dialogue about endangered animals, experts, and the people who are helping to save them. Highly recommend listening for like minded environmentalists, and animal lovers. I look forward to continuing to listen.
I thoroughly enjoy listening to this podcast and all the information that is shared. I am left feeling motivated to make changes in my internal and external environment each time I finish an episode! Well done!