Marine conservation with Angelique Songco
Sofia and Julia talk to Filipina marine conservationist and diver, Angelique Songco! They end season 1 by discussing the evolution of Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, the importance of working with different stakeholders to achieve conservation success. And the awe that being in the ocean can bring.Full transcript available here: https://conservationoptimism.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Good-Natured_Episode-11_Angelique-Songco.pdf
24 Nov 2020
Activism and Ecopoetry with Homero Aridjis
On this episode, Sofia and Julia talk to Mexican ecopoet, activist, and ex-diplomat, Homero Aridjis! They discuss the symbolism of nature, the importance of working with artists, and how a bright butterfly from Homero's childhood inspired him to act for nature. Full transcript available here: https://conservationoptimism.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Good-Natured_Episode-10_Homero-Aridjis_Transcript.pdf.
3 Nov 2020
Rescuing rare plants with Carlos Magdalena
On this episode, Sofia and Julia talk to horticulturist Carlos Magdalena, also known as the Plant Messiah. We talk about the importance of plants in our day to day life, ways to make people care about them more and his conservation work at Kew Gardens.
24 Sep 2020
Crowdsourcing conservation with Meredith Palmer
On this episode, Sofia and Julia talk to ecologist Meredith Palmer about the power of citizen science, the importance of inclusivity and some of the surprising discoveries her research has uncovered in the Serengeti.
7 Sep 2020
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