174 episodes

Conservation, sustainability, wild travel stories. Host Brooke Mitchell, conservation biologist and adventure traveler, chats with experts from across the globe to discuss nature’s biggest questions: How do we save and rewild our natural spaces? How can we restore wildlife populations? How do we overcome adversity and bring communities together? Where are the best places to experience nature? Pour yourself a glass of something tasty (coffee, tea, wine, whiskey?) and join the conversation. Together we’ll rewild the planet.

Rewildology Brooke Mitchell

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    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

Conservation, sustainability, wild travel stories. Host Brooke Mitchell, conservation biologist and adventure traveler, chats with experts from across the globe to discuss nature’s biggest questions: How do we save and rewild our natural spaces? How can we restore wildlife populations? How do we overcome adversity and bring communities together? Where are the best places to experience nature? Pour yourself a glass of something tasty (coffee, tea, wine, whiskey?) and join the conversation. Together we’ll rewild the planet.

    #174 | From Hatchlings to High Seas: Chatting Sea Turtle Conservation with Brad Nahill and Christine Figgener, PhD

    #174 | From Hatchlings to High Seas: Chatting Sea Turtle Conservation with Brad Nahill and Christine Figgener, PhD

    Join Rewildology host, Brooke, for a special sea turtle episode in celebration of World Sea Turtle Day! We revisit insightful conversations with Brad Nahill from SEE Turtles and Dr. Christine Figgener from COASTS. Brad shares his knowledge about the different sea turtle species, their conservation statuses, and the major threats they face. Christine, known for her viral video of removing a straw from a sea turtle's nose, discusses the ocean plastic crisis and what we can do to help protect these ancient mariners. Dive into this engaging episode to learn from two passionate conservationists dedicated to safeguarding sea turtles for future generations.



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    • 31 min
    #173 | Wildcats and Wildfires: Protecting Lynx in a Changing Cascades Landscape with Carmen Vanbianchi

    #173 | Wildcats and Wildfires: Protecting Lynx in a Changing Cascades Landscape with Carmen Vanbianchi

    Today, Brooke is joined by Carmen Vanbianchi, Co-founder and Reserach Director of Home Range, a nonprofit dedicated to conserving the lynx and its habitat in Washington's Cascade Mountains. Carmen shares her inspiring journey from studying this elusive cat as a graduate student to starting her own organization to protect it. They dive deep into the unique ecology of the Cascades, learning about the lynx's amazing adaptations and the threats it faces from habitat loss, climate change, and increased recreation. Carmen offers insights into Home Range's multifaceted efforts - from field research to community outreach initiatives fostering coexistence between humans and wildlife. You'll also gain a greater appreciation for the recent surge in catastrophic wildfires ravaging the West and how these events impact not just lynx but bears and other species. Brimming with passion and commitment, this is a must-listen for anyone interested in conservation, wildlife biology, or simply being inspired by those working to protect our natural world.



    The Home Range Wildlife Research Lynx and Wildfire Project is made possible with funding support from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and through a partnership with the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). All capture and collaring activities are performed under USFWS permit #PER2937435.



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    • 1 hr 42 min
    #172 | Shark Tales: Stories from the Life of a Shark Biologist with Frida Lara, PhD

    #172 | Shark Tales: Stories from the Life of a Shark Biologist with Frida Lara, PhD

    In this captivating episode, shark biologist Frida Lara, PhD takes us into the depths of her incredible career working with sharks. From awe-inspiring moments to hair-raising encounters, Frida regales with a collection of unforgettable tales etched into her memory. She relives the fear of coming face-to-face with an agitated tiger shark, shares thrilling updates on her research studying silky shark, and describes the amazing experience of being joined by famous film crews documenting her work. Buckle up for a riveting ride through the life of this daring scientist committed to better understanding and safeguarding our oceanic ecosystems.



    Listen to Frida's first episode on Rewildology: #116 Show Notes | Saving Sharks through Science & Community-Based Tourism with Frida Lara, PhD



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    • 36 min
    #171 | Rediscovering Lost Species through Expeditions & Tech Innovations with Scott Trageser

    #171 | Rediscovering Lost Species through Expeditions & Tech Innovations with Scott Trageser

    In this fascinating episode, host Brooke Mitchell talks to Scott Trageser, the Executive Director of The Biodiversity Group, about his groundbreaking work in conserving and rediscovering lost species around the world. Scott shares his incredible journey leading (Re)Discovery Expeditions to find new or thought-to-be-extinct species and protect vital habitats. He discusses developing revolutionary 3D scanning technology to study live animals without removing them from the wild. Despite facing immense challenges like arrest warrants and betrayals, Scott persevered, raising funds for numerous NGOs. The conversation dives into the measurable impact of The Biodiversity Group's efforts as well as Scott's own trials, triumphs, and innovative approaches to shining a light on overlooked species. It's an inspiring look at the dedication required to make a real difference in global conservation.



    Read full show notes at: https://rewildology.com/category/show-notes/
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    #170 | Endangered Species Day Special! Blue Whales of the Galapagos Islands with Daniela Alarcón

    #170 | Endangered Species Day Special! Blue Whales of the Galapagos Islands with Daniela Alarcón

    Celebrate Endangered Species Day by diving into the fascinating world of blue whales, the largest species to ever exist on Earth. In this special episode, host Brooke is joined by Daniela Alarcón, a cetacean researcher who was part of the first team to successfully tag a blue whale in the Galapagos Islands. Daniela shares her extensive knowledge, covering the challenges of studying these elusive creatures, their incredible size and behavior, migration patterns, and the crucial conservation efforts underway to protect this endangered species. Her enthusiasm and expertise provide an in-depth, captivating look at blue whales and the important work being done to ensure their survival.



    Read full show notes at: https://rewildology.com/category/show-notes/
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    • 40 min
    #169 | Conservation Psychology in Action: Insights from South Africa with Stephanie Klarmann, PhD and Karabo Magakane

    #169 | Conservation Psychology in Action: Insights from South Africa with Stephanie Klarmann, PhD and Karabo Magakane

    On this episode of Rewildology, we explore the power of conservation psychology and photography to drive behavior change and protect South Africa's iconic wildlife. Host Brooke Mitchell sits down with Stephanie Klarmann, PhD, a pioneering researcher in the emerging field of conservation psychology, and Karabo Magakane, a Wild Shots Outreach leader using her photography skills to reconnect communities to nature. Stephanie and Karabo provide an unflinching look at the complex cultural and socioeconomic dynamics underlying most conservation issues in the country They also share inspiring examples of how shifting human attitudes through approaches like conservation psychology and photography can help ensure South Africa's unparalleled biodiversity survives for future generations. It's a candid discussion filled with hope about the role everyday citizens can play in protecting and rewilding their environments.



    Read full show notes at: https://rewildology.com/category/show-notes/
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    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Eric Shiflett ,

Excellent delivery and content balance

These podcasts are a great way to learn new and different topics about our natural world. Listening to episodes while vegetation sampling certainly makes the time go by faster. Brooke is a naturally enthusiastic human and it shows through her hosting style. Each episode has a good balance of scientifically driven information without being too overwhelming for listeners that may not have a background in wildlife or research. Nerds like me love the numbers, though!

BradNahill ,

Fun and engaging

Brooke is a natural at podcasting and she finds interesting stories and people that inform and inspire.

Katie3388 ,

Conservation Stories and the Questions you want answered!

Brooke is a phenomenal storyteller and even better scientist, asking all the questions we have to the boots-on-the-ground conservation heroes in the field! She is a delight to listen to and her guests are all incredible people working to save animals for future generations. This podcast makes me laugh and cry and re-inspires me every time as to why conservation is an important field. Thanks Brooke! Can’t wait to listen to the next episode!!!

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