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An informative and lively opportunity for listeners of all ages to learn about and raise awareness of contemporary challenges in wildlife and environmental conservation, both in Africa and parallels in the U.S., while also providing direct avenues to a variety of projects to personally take action and get involved.
While our project focus covers sub-Saharan Africa, the results of what we accomplish have global impacts, and further, how we choose to live daily will have impacts upon the future of Africa, our world’s wildlife and people. Our topics will cover a variety of themes including current news, what you can do now, what conservation and sustainability actually mean, how poverty impacts sustainablilty, foreign aid, book reviews, animal behavior, photography, living with wildlife in your back yard, interviews with renowned experts, and your questions and answers. Our Wild World is broadcast live every Monday at 8 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

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An informative and lively opportunity for listeners of all ages to learn about and raise awareness of contemporary challenges in wildlife and environmental conservation, both in Africa and parallels in the U.S., while also providing direct avenues to a variety of projects to personally take action and get involved.
While our project focus covers sub-Saharan Africa, the results of what we accomplish have global impacts, and further, how we choose to live daily will have impacts upon the future of Africa, our world’s wildlife and people. Our topics will cover a variety of themes including current news, what you can do now, what conservation and sustainability actually mean, how poverty impacts sustainablilty, foreign aid, book reviews, animal behavior, photography, living with wildlife in your back yard, interviews with renowned experts, and your questions and answers. Our Wild World is broadcast live every Monday at 8 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

    Can You Hear Me Now?

    Can You Hear Me Now?

    Eli wrote this episode six years ago, March 2014, and it aired as The Wild Effect. We are now living in the consequences of a global pandemic caused by human intersection and our ever-increasing intersections fracturing ecosystems importance of our wildlife, especially predators. Healthy ecosystems are the glue that binds a healthy planet, which in the end, means healthy human and wildlife populations, and ultimately the survival of all of us. We have the tools: science, data, and expertise, and just plain commons sense in asking the right questions. There is common ground for co-existence, but that decision requires human, societal, cultural, and political action and behavior shifts. Over the past fifty years much has changed for the better, yet we are still losing wildlife in increasing numbers. With COVID-19 shifting our future, we need to implement we have known about for decades, massive transformative action for conservation of the future of life as we know it.

    • 54 min
    Loving Wildlife to Death with Glen Martin

    Loving Wildlife to Death with Glen Martin

    Are conserving wildlife and protecting animals the same thing? Award winning environmental reporter, Glen Martin, guides us as this question applies to Africa's mega fauna. Conservation planning of large landscapes and species survival includes the cascades of biodiversity that depend upon them. Animal rights, animal activists, and animal welfare consider each individual life as critical, and that none should die because of us. Animal rights restrictions present a challenging paradox for making long-term species survival and large landscape conservation, workable. Through one-on-one conversations with legendary figures throughout Africa’s game management history in wildlife rich range states from E Africa to S.West Africa, Glen's book “Game Changer” originally aired here in 2014 vividly demonstrates even 6 years on, how our world's last great populations of wildlife are hostages in the battle between those who love them, those who kill them and those who want to save them.

    • 57 min
    Encore Do You See What I See with Nick Brandt and BigLife Foundation

    Encore Do You See What I See with Nick Brandt and BigLife Foundation

    “East Africa, is just a microcosm, where you can still see open plains shared by so many different people and creatures has a visceral impact on most humans who see it, and fill the most jaded of us with a profound sense of wonder. If we follow our present path of development and rate of destruction, we will see the unique megafauna of Africa disappear. We are living through the antithesis of genesis right now. All those billions of years to reach a place of such wondrous diversity, and then in just a few shockingly short years, an infinitesimal pinprick of time, to annihilate it.” In his newest book, ‘Inherit the Dust’, my guest, Nick Brandt, photographer, conservationist and Cofounder of BigLife Foundation, brings into stunning conversation what visualization and conservation together can accomplish to highlight not only in our minds, but on our earth fundamental and necessary changes and a way forward and to become involved.

    • 52 min
    Sustainable Utilization vs. Sustained Abuse with Pieter Kat

    Sustainable Utilization vs. Sustained Abuse with Pieter Kat

    We have deeply manipulated the earth’s landscapes and wild places like no other time in human history, and we are now wholly facing the impacts we've forced upon the biological world that gives us life. Our 'use' model has proven to be unsustainable yet we are still being duped by this veneer of ‘successes’, which has no realistic basis on the capacity of our resources, our earth to sustain life as we know it. Across Africa and the world, we have come face to face with the unintended consequences of our version and definition of Sustainable Utilization. Our loss of respect and responsibility for our environment have unleashed deadly consequences under an onslaught of sustained abuse. In this rebroadcast with Pieter Kat from 2015- it is evident, we are the catalysts of where will will be for the future. The question is, what will we do to get out of this mess?

    • 59 min
    Wild Neighbors with Dr John Hadidian HSUS

    Wild Neighbors with Dr John Hadidian HSUS

    As COVID19 has us sheltering in place, our lack of presence outside has reduced pressures on wildlife: A changed world is happening outside our windows. Wildlife is coming into our yards, streets, green spaces natural habitats. We now may find ourselves face to face with our wild neighbors who have taken a liking to our yards or homes. In this rebroadcast with my guest John Hadidian, we talk about how wildlife and the natural environment are important to our psyche and well-being, but that our wild neighbors find our homes fulfill their needs very nicely. This is where conflicts can arise- the raccoon in our chimney or the deer who find our lawns and parks quite yummy. Dr. John Hadidian is the Director of the Humane Society of the U.S. Urban Wildlife and conflict resolution project. Join us today as John helps us to see the world from our wild neighbors perspective, and how we shift our paradigm to co-existence and creating holistic landscapes.

    • 55 min
    Rewilding Our Hearts with Marc Bekoff

    Rewilding Our Hearts with Marc Bekoff

    Rewilding has long been a conservation term for connectivity and creating corridors for wildlife movement. In recent decades, it is the concept finding suitable existing habitats for species on the brink of extinction that may exist outside of where they currently live or are being extirpated. Today there is a new meaning. With Marc Bekoff, and his newest book, ‘Rewilding Our Hearts: Building Pathways of Compassion and Coexistence’. Rewilding in this sense brings us to an understanding if not to undo, at least find ways to fix what we’ve done, to transform and rehabilitate ourselves. A necessary primer and reminder for Compassion 101, not only for those who have forgotten, but a preparation for those yet to learn- how to embrace the concept of compassionate co-existence, to renew how we see ourselves, each other, and especially our wild world and all its magnificence. A pathway and to reimagine and redefine what we can believe is possible.

    • 57 min

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