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We chat with ape experts, enthusiasts, and conservationists from around to world to get to the heart of what's happening with apes in the wild. From research to outreach, our guests are at the forefront of conservation for our wild primate cousins. Join us as we unpack the plight of primates, piece by piece. Visit our official website: talkingapes.org

Talking Apes Gerry Ellis

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We chat with ape experts, enthusiasts, and conservationists from around to world to get to the heart of what's happening with apes in the wild. From research to outreach, our guests are at the forefront of conservation for our wild primate cousins. Join us as we unpack the plight of primates, piece by piece. Visit our official website: talkingapes.org

    Gorillas and Forest Elephants with Conservationist Ian Redmond Part 2 | S2E01

    Gorillas and Forest Elephants with Conservationist Ian Redmond Part 2 | S2E01

    Mountain Gorillas and forest elephants highlight our launch of Talking Apes Season 2 with conservationist and naturalist Ian Redmond. Over his three-decades of life in the wilds, Ian has seen the most beautiful reflections of nature and the most horrific of impacts we humans have dish out. Through it all Ian has remained positive and confident in the resiliency of nature and the strength of our resolve to ensure survival of magnificent species like gorillas and elephants. Part 2 digs deeper into the role of carbon, climate and ecosystem services as an economic commodity that might just provide wildlife with a greater value alive than poached.
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    Gorillas and Forest Elephants with Conservationist Ian Redmond Part 1 | S2E01

    Gorillas and Forest Elephants with Conservationist Ian Redmond Part 1 | S2E01

    Mountain Gorillas and forest elephants highlight our launch of Talking Apes Season 2 with conservationist and naturalist Ian Redmond. Over his three-decades of life in the wilds, Ian has seen the most beautiful reflections of nature and the most horrific of impacts we humans have dish out. Through it all Ian has remained positive and confident in the resiliency of nature and the strength of our resolve to ensure survival of magnificent species like gorillas and elephants.
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    Baby Animals & Big Impact with Wildlife Photographer Suzi Eszterhas - S1E22

    Baby Animals & Big Impact with Wildlife Photographer Suzi Eszterhas - S1E22

    The touching and beautiful photography of Suzi Eszterhas is a reminder that every photograph has the potential to say something powerful, poignant and meaningful. Much of her work used imagery of baby animals to spur big impact for conservation. On this episode of Talking Apes we’re going to be exploring the way we think, interpret and talk about conservation and wildlife through the camera lens. 

    We’ll also touch on the challenges of being an incredibly talented and dedicated female photographer in a field traditionally dominated by men.

    Suzi’s images have graced the covers of over 100 magazines such as Smithsonian Magazine, BBC Wildlife, TIME and Ranger Rick. Suzi joins us for a thoughtful — personal look at conservations meaning and its importance in our lives through images, and how that’s brought to life in her new book, NEW ON EARTH: Baby Animals in the Wild

    See more of Suzi's work: https://www.suzieszterhas.com/
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    Cheetahs, Chimps, and Life in the Wild with African Wildlife Vet Dr Karina Flores - S1E21

    Cheetahs, Chimps, and Life in the Wild with African Wildlife Vet Dr Karina Flores - S1E21

    Join us for another live Talking Apes with Dr. Karina Flores to dive into her experience as a wildlife veterinarian. With wild patients as varied as African wild dogs, Fishers, Cheetahs, and now rescued chimpanzees here in Sierra Leone at the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Dr. Karina has no shortage of experience rolling with the punches and working through the unexpected! Today, she oversees care for the 106 rescued chimpanzees at Tacugama, where each day brings new triumphs and challenges. 

    More about Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary: https://www.tacugama.com/
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    Talking Chimps in Sierra Leone with Tacugama's Bala Amarasekaran - S1E20

    Talking Chimps in Sierra Leone with Tacugama's Bala Amarasekaran - S1E20

    "I wasn't thinking about saving chimps, we were just trying to help this little guy" Over 100 rescued chimpanzees and 27 years later Bala Amarasekaran - the founder and director of Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary - is the driving force behind Sierra Leone's national animal movement and the effort to create a conservation movement unlike any in West Africa.

    For an extra special 20th episode, we join you live from Sierra Leone, as we enjoy a local beer and the magnificent "Salone" sunset while we chat with Bala. 

    More about Tacugama: https://www.tacugama.com/



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    Conservation from Above: How Drones can help Advance Conservation Science with Serge Wich - S1E19

    Conservation from Above: How Drones can help Advance Conservation Science with Serge Wich - S1E19

    Drones have gained marked popularity in recent years as they become more accessible to the masses. But more than just toys, drones, a.k.a. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are also becoming increasingly used to show a new side of conservation - that from the skies! Researchers and conservationists alike are employing these new aerial technologies to gain new perspectives, gather different types of data, and often, leave less of a human footprint on the otherwise pristine natural landscapes in which they work. 

    Join us as we discuss these new conservation technologies with Serge Wich, UAV specialist and founder of Conservation Drones. Serge shares with us his work in the field and why more and more researchers are taking to the sky to expand the great ape conservation landscape.

    More about Conservation Drones: https://conservationdrones.org/
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