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Conservation, sustainability, wild travel stories. Host Brooke Mitchell-Norman, wildlife biologist and conservationist, chats with friends and experts to discuss nature’s biggest questions: How do we save the planet? How can we protect endangered wildlife? Where are the best places to experience nature? What country has the best coffee? Pour yourself a glass of something tasty (coffee, tea, wine, whiskey?) and join the conversation. Together, we'll rewild the planet.

Rewildology Brooke Mitchell-Norman

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Conservation, sustainability, wild travel stories. Host Brooke Mitchell-Norman, wildlife biologist and conservationist, chats with friends and experts to discuss nature’s biggest questions: How do we save the planet? How can we protect endangered wildlife? Where are the best places to experience nature? What country has the best coffee? Pour yourself a glass of something tasty (coffee, tea, wine, whiskey?) and join the conversation. Together, we'll rewild the planet.

    Ep. 28 | Canines in Conservation: Detecting Scientific Data with Kayla Fratt

    Ep. 28 | Canines in Conservation: Detecting Scientific Data with Kayla Fratt

    In this episode, I’m speaking with Kayla Fratt (@collies.without.borders), professional dog trainer, podcast host, blogger, entrepreneur, and founder of K9 Conservationists. In other words, she’s a total badass, independent woman making her way through this crazy field. Kayla does a fantastic job taking me through her journey that led her today, the different types of conservation dog jobs that are currently out there, why she decided to go into conservation detection dog work, and all of the ups and downs she’s experienced along the way.
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    See full show notes at rewildology.com.Discover more ways to watch, listen, and interact: https://linktr.ee/RewildologyFollow Rewildology on Instagram: @Rewildology

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Ep. 27 | The Most Interesting Man...On Safari with Jeff Trollip

    Ep. 27 | The Most Interesting Man...On Safari with Jeff Trollip

    In this episode of Rewildology, I’m chatting with Jeff Trollip (@jeffsjungle). Jeff was born in Scotland, raised in southern Africa, studied in the UK, and has spent his 20-year career guiding safaris all across Africa. Since he has traveled and met with so many people, he’s become very entrenched in the conservation scene and has some incredible stories about what he’s seen and done to restore national parks in Mozambique, Tanzania, and more. He recently launched his own conservation-focused safari company and built an insanely cool adventure-style safari camp. Just wait until you hear everything he’s put into this experience. I could barely sit still in my chair, I wanted to hop on a plane so badly! Jeff currently is in need of a name for this new camp and would love ideas from you. If you think of a creative, conservation-minded name, reach out to me on Instagram (@rewildology) or email me at hello@rewildology.com, and I’ll be sure it’s shared with Jeff!



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    See full show notes at rewildology.com.Discover more ways to watch, listen, and interact: https://linktr.ee/RewildologyFollow Rewildology on Instagram: @Rewildology

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Ep. 26 | Protecting People & Elephants While Raising Women’s Voices with Beeju Poudyal; Part 5 “Nepal: Coexisting with Giants”

    Ep. 26 | Protecting People & Elephants While Raising Women’s Voices with Beeju Poudyal; Part 5 “Nepal: Coexisting with Giants”

    Welcome to the finale of the Nepal: Coexisting with Giants series! On this episode, Beeju Poudyal from Nepal joins us to talk about conservation and human-elephant conflict in Nepal. Beeju gives some excellent insight into what the issues of human-elephant conflict in Nepal and what has been attempted to rectify it, as well as how the media often portrays elephants in an unfair light. Beeju also talks about what it’s like to be a woman in wildlife conservation and explains some of the challenges she faces and overcomes as a woman to continue doing her fantastic work.



    Don’t forget to follow the show wherever you’re listening. If you’re really liking this travel series format, please let me know by messaging on Instagram or emailing me at hello@rewildology.com



    See full show notes at rewildology.com.Discover more ways to watch, listen, and interact: https://linktr.ee/RewildologyFollow Rewildology on Instagram: @Rewildology



    A special thanks to Katie Adamson Conservation Fund for their support in this series. You can learn more about KACF by checking out Episode 2 with Dave Johnson. Ep. 2 Show Notes | Finding Your Path with Dave Johnson

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep. 25 | The Himalayas: Red Pandas & Black Bears with Sonam Lama & Bhupendra Yadav; Part 4 "Nepal: Coexisting with Giants"

    Ep. 25 | The Himalayas: Red Pandas & Black Bears with Sonam Lama & Bhupendra Yadav; Part 4 "Nepal: Coexisting with Giants"

    In today’s episode, I’m chatting with two awesome Nepali conservationists that are experts in Himalayan wildlife. First, you’ll hear from Sonam Lama who is the Program Coordinator for the Red Panda Network. We recorded his episode shortly after I returned from Nepal, as we weren’t able to connect in-country. Hopefully, I’ve done a good enough job editing the jet lag out of my voice.



    Afterward, you’ll hear from Bhupendra Yadav, a Himalayan black bear expert. Courtney and I met with Bhupendra at our lovely hotel in Kathamandu shortly before departing from Nepal. We discuss how human-bear conflict has increased over the years and his work to start one of the most comprehensive Himalayan black bear research studies.



    Don’t forget to follow the show wherever you’re listening. If you’re really liking this travel series format, please let me know by messaging on Instagram or emailing me at hello@rewildology.com



    See full show notes at rewildology.com.Discover more ways to watch, listen, and interact: https://linktr.ee/RewildologyFollow Rewildology on Instagram: @Rewildology



    A special thanks to Katie Adamson Conservation Fund for their support in this series. You can learn more about KACF by checking out Episode 2 with Dave Johnson. Ep. 2 Show Notes | Finding Your Path with Dave Johnson

    • 56 min
    Ep. 24 | The Stories of Chitwan; Part 3 of "Nepal: Coexisting with Giants"

    Ep. 24 | The Stories of Chitwan; Part 3 of "Nepal: Coexisting with Giants"

    In today’s episode, I’m taking you with me to a very special place: Chitwan National Park in southeast Nepal. This area is world-renowned for its immense Asian Greater-One Horned Rhino population, in addition to a vast diversity of birds, mammals, reptiles, and endangered species like tigers and the gharial crocodile. 



    As I’m sure you can imagine, living with such charismatic wildlife can both a blessing and a curse. While tourists love to visit the area and spend millions of rupees each year experiencing everything nature has to offer, the local community has to manage all of the issues that arise when animals leave the jungle and enter their village. 



    Luckily for nature and wildlife, they have conservationists on their side. Many people in the area love Chiwan’s wildlife and have dedicated their lives to saving both the park and their fellow community members. Today, you are going to meet some of these incredible people.



    Guests:Part 1: Basu BidariPart 2: Dr. Babu Ram and Dr. Amir SadaulaPart 3: Jit Tamang and Bishnu RimalPart 4: Bishnu ThapaPart 5: Ritu Waiba and Bishnu Rimal



    Don’t forget to follow the show wherever you’re listening. If you’re really liking this travel series format, please let me know by messaging on Instagram or emailing me at hello@rewildology.com



    See full show notes at rewildology.com.Discover more ways to watch, listen, and interact: https://linktr.ee/RewildologyFollow Rewildology on Instagram: @Rewildology



    A special thanks to Katie Adamson Conservation Fund for their support in this series. You can learn more about KACF by checking out Episode 2 with Dave Johnson. Ep. 2 Show Notes | Finding Your Path with Dave Johnson

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Ep. 23 | The Power of Perspective, Education, & Attitude with Jack Kinross; Part 2 of "Nepal: Coexisting with Giants"

    Ep. 23 | The Power of Perspective, Education, & Attitude with Jack Kinross; Part 2 of "Nepal: Coexisting with Giants"

    Welcome, friends, to Part Two of the ‘Nepal: Coexisting with Giants’ series. Today’s guest, Jack Kinross, and I met in Bardia National Park, a land known for its remote locale and infamous tiger population. Located in the terai, this area is characterized by grasslands, sal forests, and marshes. Picture Disney’s Jungle Book and BBC’s Planet Earth II Grasslands Episode, and you’ll have a good idea of what the environment is like.



    Hailing from New Zealand, Jack is a conservationist and leopard expert working to combat the illegal wildlife trade. He first came to Nepal 20 years ago to tackle the out-of-control leopard poaching crisis happening throughout Asia and subsequently fell in love with the country. 



    Don’t forget to follow the show wherever you’re listening. If you’re really liking this travel series format, please let me know by messaging on Instagram or emailing me at hello@rewildology.com



    See full show notes at rewildology.com.Discover more ways to watch, listen, and interact: https://linktr.ee/RewildologyFollow Rewildology on Instagram: @Rewildology



    A special thanks to Katie Adamson Conservation Fund for their support in this series. You can learn more about KACF by checking out Episode 2 with Dave Johnson. Ep. 2 Show Notes | Finding Your Path with Dave Johnson

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Jro125283 ,

Wild Host, Rewilded Planet

Brooke is an incredible podcast host who is so fully of passion (and a drink or two) that you’re going to feel like you’re listening to a friend. Each episode features a guest or guests talking about the various facets of animal conservation, and also sharing incredible travel stories. Brooke goes beyond just the conservation topics, though, digging deep into the person she interviews and sharing unique and interesting stories from their lives! Pour yourself your favorite drink and settle in for a great listen!

Justin No Snooze ,

Rewildology

Love this podcast so much. If your into comedy travel and outdoors this podcast is for you. Definitely recommend 💪🏼

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