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Conservation Crossroads

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Conservation science is at crossroads, species are declining at rapid rates and ecosystems are being thrown out of balance! During this podcast hosts, Carla Archibald and Rachel Friedman will be exploring and sharing the most up-to-date thinking in conservation science and environmental problem-solving.

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Conservation science is at crossroads, species are declining at rapid rates and ecosystems are being thrown out of balance! During this podcast hosts, Carla Archibald and Rachel Friedman will be exploring and sharing the most up-to-date thinking in conservation science and environmental problem-solving.

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Conservation Crossroads

Latest release on May 31, 2018

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Rank #1: CC E#02 Citizen science around the world

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In this episode of #ConservationCrossroads we learn about Citizen Science and how it's being used around the world!

We chat to some researchers from #Peru and #Australia about how they are using citizen science. We start in the Amazon Rainforest and speak to Diego Balbuena about the #monster research project he is a part of which consists of hundreds of camera traps generating thousands of images. Then we come back to Australia and speak with Jessie Cappadonna and Zoe Stone about how they are using citizen science to conserve hard to find threatened species.

To learn more about the Amazon Cam Project or help with identifying animals, check out their website here -> http://bit.ly/2wKs2Wf or find them on Zooniverse here -> http://bit.ly/2wJY8kY. Diego Balbuena completed this work with the San Diego Zoo Global (http://www.sandiegozooglobal.org/) but you can find him on his personal page here -> http://bit.ly/2wKMp5I or blog here -> http://bit.ly/2wJQYNI.

If you want to learn more about The Bristle Bird Projects you can find Jessie Cappadonna here -> http://bit.ly/2wKWoYS and Zoe Stone here -> http://bit.ly/2wKJkCC.

Join the conversation on Twitter by tagging Carla @CarlaWildlife, Rachel @YumMusings or #ConservationCrossroads!

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Sep 07 2017

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Rank #2: QUICKIE E#05 Conservation from the grave: Human burials to fund conservation

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Have you thought about what you want to do when you pass away? In this QUICKIE episode of #ConservationCrossroads we learn about the conservation burials with mathemagician Dr Matthew Holden (http://bit.ly/2yYDq4f).

Dr Matthew Holden is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Queensland's ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED). You can find his paper about conservation burials here -> http://bit.ly/2gXIKy2

And here is some related media: http://bit.ly/2gXIKy2

Join the conversation on Twitter by tagging Carla @CarlaWildlife, Rachel @YumMusings or #ConservationCrossroads!

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Oct 30 2017

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Rank #3: CC E#04 Confetti soup: A tale of marine plastic pollution

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In this episode of #ConservationCrossroads we learn about the threat of
marine plastic pollution and what is being done to resolve it!

We chat to Stephanie Avery-Gomm, a conservation scientist at The University of Queensland, and Leela Dilkes-Hoffman, a chemist at The University of Queensland. We start by talking with Stephanie about the threat of plastics pollution and her research using seabirds to measure the extent of plastic pollution. Then we speak with Leela about what's being done to reduce the impact of plastics pollution and her research developing new types of bioplastics.

To learn more about Stephanie's research on seabirds and plastics pollution find her personal blog here -> http://bit.ly/2ykbbwH or research page here -> http://bit.ly/2yjjxEL. Steph works with the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science (http://bit.ly/2yh0lVC) and the Centre of Excellence in Environmental Decision Making (http://ceed.edu.au/) at The University of Queensland.

To learn more about Leela's research find her research page here -> http://bit.ly/2yjy9Eh, or her blog, PhD files, here -> http://bit.ly/2ylDR8o. Leela works with the School of Chemical Engineering at The University of Queensland (http://bit.ly/2yjGh7J) and collaborates with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (http://bit.ly/2yk1QoP).

Join the conversation on Twitter by tagging Carla @CarlaWildlife, Rachel @YumMusings or #ConservationCrossroads!

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Oct 15 2017

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Rank #4: QUICKIE E#03 Catastrophic land clearing in Queensland, Australia

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In this QUICKIE episode of #ConservationCrossroads we learn about the catastrophic land clearing rates in Queensland, Australia. New data has been published revealing the annual land clearing rates for Queensland which have increased by 30% in the past year: http://bit.ly/2ygAeOM.

The land clearing data report we are discussing in this episode can be found here: http://bit.ly/2yg1rB5

Dr April Reside works as a post-doctoral research fellow at the NESP Threatened Species Hub (http://bit.ly/2yi0VCH) at The University of Queensland (http://bit.ly/2yh0lVC). To learn more about April’s research find her here -> http://bit.ly/2ygUAaJ or find April’s recent paper about land clearing in Queensland here -> Reside et al, 2017, Ecological consequences of land clearing and policy reform in Queensland, Pacific Conservation Biology: http://bit.ly/2ygUOOQ. Another recent paper by A/Prof Jonathan Rhodes on the effectiveness of Queensland's vegetation management regulations can be found here -> Rhodes at al 2017, Assessing the effectiveness of regulation to protect threatened forests, Biological Conservation: http://bit.ly/2yfVbcy.

Join the conversation on Twitter by tagging Carla @CarlaWildlife, Rachel @YumMusings or #ConservationCrossroads!

Media article associated with the spike in land clearing and land clearing more broadly in Australia can be found here:
The Conversation: http://bit.ly/2ygHbPT and http://bit.ly/2yh1MmY
The Guardian: http://bit.ly/2yh6Nfw and http://bit.ly/2yg2j8P
WWF news: http://bit.ly/2yfH5Im
ABC news and World Today: http://ab.co/2yhOkzA and http://ab.co/2ygBP7a
Green Fire Science blog: http://bit.ly/2ygfQx3
ALERT: http://bit.ly/2yhNWkF
4zzz radio: http://bit.ly/2yggH0J
Rural weekly and The Chronical: http://bit.ly/2yhOdnH and http://bit.ly/2yhOB5D

NGO’s you can get into contact with about land-clearing
Qld Conservation Council: http://bit.ly/2yhOGpA
WWF: http://bit.ly/2ygacLF
Wilderness Society: http://bit.ly/2ygHOcl
EDO: https://www.edoqld.org.au/

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Oct 12 2017

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Rank #5: QUICKIE E#10 Can you crowdfund nature conservation?!

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In this week’s episode of #ConservationCrossroads we're continuing with our theme of conservation finance, and digging into the realm of crowdfunding.

You may have heard of Kickstarter projects, or GoFundMe campaigns, but how much have you thought about crowdfunding’s contribution to conservation? We spoke with PhD candidate at the University of Queensland, Eduard Gallo, about a recently published study on Crowdfunding Biodiversity Conservation.

Join the conversation on Twitter by tagging Carla @CarlaWildlife, Rachel @YumMusings or #ConservationCrossroads!

Catch the media!
Gallo‐Cajiao, E., Archibald, C., Friedman, R., Steven, R., Fuller, R.A., Game, E.T., Morrison, T.H., & Ritchie, E.G. (2018). Crowdfunding biodiversity conservation. Conservation Biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.13144

Crowdfunded campaigns are conserving the Earth’s environment - The Conversation
https://theconversation.com/crowdfunded-campaigns-are-conserving-the-earths-environment-97312

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May 31 2018

7mins

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