19 episodes

A warm welcome to 'This Wild Life Conservation Podcast'. Each week, leading conservationists will describe tales of wild adventures and discuss the highs and lows of living and working in the wild. You will laugh and cry as leaders in their field reveal unique insight into the lives of the animals they work tirelessly to protect. Learn about the pathways to becoming a conservationist and gain valuable insight into current conservation issues facing the world. We’re here to bring the wild to you!

This Wild Life Conservation Podcast Amy Turner and David Grant

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    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

A warm welcome to 'This Wild Life Conservation Podcast'. Each week, leading conservationists will describe tales of wild adventures and discuss the highs and lows of living and working in the wild. You will laugh and cry as leaders in their field reveal unique insight into the lives of the animals they work tirelessly to protect. Learn about the pathways to becoming a conservationist and gain valuable insight into current conservation issues facing the world. We’re here to bring the wild to you!

    Seeking safety in the defender, over and out!

    Seeking safety in the defender, over and out!

    Want to hear why our host, Amy stubbornly locked herself in the Landrover Defender whilst in the bush? Join Amy and David as they discuss the highs and lows of Series One of the podcast! From recording in the back of a sweltering car to realising some...

    • 29 min
    Cook Inlet Belugas, Sea Otters and the trials of field work! With Verena Gill

    Cook Inlet Belugas, Sea Otters and the trials of field work! With Verena Gill

    This week we give a warm welcome to Verena Gill, a specialist on marine mammals, specifically: sea otters, the Beluga whale and North Pacific Right whale. A major aspect of Verena's work at the NOAA Fisheries is aimed at the conservation of a special...

    • 43 min
    The Ghost of the Mountains! Dr Rodney Jackson and Ashleigh Lutz-Nelson

    The Ghost of the Mountains! Dr Rodney Jackson and Ashleigh Lutz-Nelson

    This week we are focusing on a big cat that could be described as the ghost of the mountains as we welcome Dr. Rodney Jackson and Ashleigh Lutz-Nelson from the Snow Leopard Conservancy. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Jackson is a pioneer in snow...

    • 43 min
    Saving the Black Rhino. Imire Rhino Conservation with Vera and Sam

    Saving the Black Rhino. Imire Rhino Conservation with Vera and Sam

    This week we chat with Vera Castro and Sam Turley from Imire Wildlife and Rhino conservation, Zimbabwe. From baby rhinos that bring hope during this challenging time to a cape clawless otter that nearly stole the show, you won’t be disappointed! In...

    • 58 min
    Dr Amy Dickman - Lions, Trophy Hunting and the Ruaha Carnivore project.

    Dr Amy Dickman - Lions, Trophy Hunting and the Ruaha Carnivore project.

    Would you like to discover why a ban on trophy hunting may not be beneficial to conserving species such as lion? This week we have the privilege of talking to Dr. Amy Dickman, founder of the Ruaha Carnivore Project and a senior research fellow at the...

    • 51 min
    'Giving children hope and wildlife a chance' - Anna Tolan

    'Giving children hope and wildlife a chance' - Anna Tolan

    This week we head over to Zambia to talk to Anna Tolan, founder of the Chipembele Wildlife Education Trust. In 1998, Anna and her husband Steve packed their bags and moved from the UK to Zambia and the rest is history! Having found a plot of land on the...

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

tessmox ,

Super wildlife podcast!!!! 🐘🦏 🦒🦍🐋

If you’re into finding out more about what conservationists are doing on the front lines this is the podcast for you. I always look forward to seeing who’s stories are being told each week!

Painted Earth ,

Indeed brings the Wild to us

I stumbled across “This Wildlife Podcast” while following Kim Wolhuter’s incredible Instagram stories when he was featured. Since then, I have listened to virtually every episode (as well as previous episodes) on a routine weekly drive I have had to do throughout the Covid Lockdown.

I lived in camp with Kim for a year on the Sand River in the Sabi Sands adjacent to Kruger National Park and experienced “The Real Africa” but alas now live in the big city (Pretoria, SA) and reminisce over those days walking along the Sand River daily.

Despite not working in the bush any longer, I still have a deep passion for conservation and this podcast truly does bring the wild to us. The energy in every interview is generated by absolute passion and dedication and with that comes an authenticity that brings the people, locations and subjects to life. Images in my mind evoked by these passionate individuals of places, smells, sounds and sights across the African continent are a vivid and beautiful reminder of a past life and a deep love for these wild places!

Amy drives an entertaining and informative narrative with her enthusiasm and passion in every episode which is somewhat contagious and leaves one craving more every week. As I mentioned to Amy in a comment, I cannot believe they have only been producing the podcast for as short a period as they have because it honestly sounds like years of experience and expertise have gone into the quality production of this outstanding podcast.

Keep up the good work guys!! The giants and the “little people” out there doing their part for conserving our beautiful “Blue and Green” have a desperate need for this voice and you’re giving it to them!!

KenyaJJB ,

Real insights from the conservation frontline

I have never listened to podcasts before, but since I found “This Wild Life Podcast” I cant wait for Wednesday to come to listen to the new topics.
My favorites are episode 12 and 16.
The first is brilliant and fun and gives a great insight in wildlife monitoring.
Episode 16 is great because Dr Dickman delve in a reality which first world people struggle to understand due to cultural differences and to unreliable news that portray a twisted reality just to influence masses. Thank you for having the courage to speak up and provide with reliable information!

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