Wild Voices: from photographer to fracking activist, Emily Mott

Emily Mott (http://www.emilymott.com) is a photographer and environmental activist. She was educated at The Putney School, Dartmouth College and Art Center College of Design. In New York City she worked as a pastry chef and book reviewer before turning to photography. Among her clients have been Rolling Stone magazine, the New Yorker, the Telegraph, Waitrose, Ikea,… Read More Wild Voices: from photographer to fracking activist, Emily Mott

Wild Voices: the Snowdonia shepherdess delivering for nature, Teleri Fielden

This conversation is with Teleri Fielden (@TeleriFielden), the National Trust and Welsh Young Farmers scholar at Llyndy Isaf farm in Snowdonia. Teleri was recently featured on the BBC’s Snowdonia Shepherdess programme. She looks after a farm on the slopes of the Welsh mountains in Snowdonia. And in this conversation tells us about her experience in… Read More Wild Voices: the Snowdonia shepherdess delivering for nature, Teleri Fielden

Wild Voices: giving nature a voice through the camera, Lizzie Daly

Lizzie Daly (http://www.lizziedalywildlife.com/) is a wildlife filmmaker and presenter. You can find her on twitter @_LizzieDaly and her youtube channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC20DGpTHgqDlgctp6jDkmZg. Lizzie is a biologist and broadcaster, a wildlife filmmaker both in front of and behind the camera for BBC Earth Unplugged, CBeebies and NatGeo Kids. She’s also the founder of the “Do You… Read More Wild Voices: giving nature a voice through the camera, Lizzie Daly

Wild Voices: storytelling is the key to wildlife filmmaking, Tania Esteban

This is a conversation recorded by Kate Snowdon (https://kateonconservation.com/  and https://twitter.com/KateConsrvation ). Tania Esteban (https://www.treproductions.co.uk/  is a bilingual wildlife filmmaker and researcher who has worked with the BBC on various films, including Big Cats, which was her first break into the BBC. She has worked as a researcher on big titles such as Wild Cities and… Read More Wild Voices: storytelling is the key to wildlife filmmaking, Tania Esteban

Wild Voices: the harmony that comes from a more mindful approach to the natural world, Claire Thompson

We live in a era of disconnection from our direct experiences of life – from ourselves, from each other and from the natural world we’re all integrally part of. Why? Because in the Western world in particular, we’ve chosen to ‘develop our minds’ so much that our habitual mode of being (“autopilot mode”) is lost… Read More Wild Voices: the harmony that comes from a more mindful approach to the natural world, Claire Thompson

Wild Voices: how understanding human behaviour can help us to save nature, Diogo Veríssimo

Diogo Veríssimo (https://www.diogoverissimo.com and @verissimodiogo) is a social scientist focussing on how marketing and insights into human behaviour can help us to tackle conservation issues, particularly human-wildlife conflict and the illegal trade in wildlife. He’s an Oxford Martin Fellow, part of the Oxford Martin programme on the illegal wildlife trade. In 2016 he was given the Young Professional… Read More Wild Voices: how understanding human behaviour can help us to save nature, Diogo Veríssimo

Wild Voices: rediscovering our roots by finding enchantment in nature, Sharon Blackie

Dr Sharon Blackie (@sharonblackie and http://www.sharonblackie.net) is a psychologist and mythologist and presenter of The Hedge School podcast (www.thehedgeschool.org/) on the theme of a new folk culture. She’s also an award-winning writer of several books including ‘The Enchanted Life’, ‘If Women Rose Rooted’ and ‘The Long Delirious Burning Blue’. We talk about Sharon’s realisation that… Read More Wild Voices: rediscovering our roots by finding enchantment in nature, Sharon Blackie

Wild Voices: exploring to the ends of the Earth, Benedict Allen

Benedict Allen (benedictallen.com) is one of the world’s foremost explorers. You can follow him on twitter @benedictallen. He’s the writer of a plethora of books, including ‘Into the Crocodile Nest: A Journey Inside New Guinea’, ‘Hunting the Gugu’, ‘Into the Abyss’, ‘Edge of Blue Heaven: A Journey Through Mongolia’, ‘The Skeleton Coast: Journey Through the… Read More Wild Voices: exploring to the ends of the Earth, Benedict Allen

Wild Voices: behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum

Steph West (@BatGirlSteph78) is UK Biodiversity Training Manager at the Natural History Museum. In this episode I got a fascinating behind the scenes look at the work the NHM does but that you may not have heard about: training the next generation of specialist ecologists (http://www.nhm.ac.uk/take-part/identification-trainers-for-the-future.html) and helping to conserve the world’s wildlife, as well as… Read More Wild Voices: behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum

Wild Voices: bringing communities together to save birds, Mercy Kariuki

Mercy Kariuki is Local Engagement and Empowerment Coordinator for BirdLife Africa. She tells the story of how she fell in love with the birds of her home country, Kenya and how she developed her leadership skills through setting up an environmental group at her school. Mercy also explains the community projects that she helps to… Read More Wild Voices: bringing communities together to save birds, Mercy Kariuki

Wild Voices: the Oscar Award-winning wildlife filmmaker, Louie Psihoyos

Louie Psihoyos is a Greek-American filmmaker, photographer and director. He began his career as one of the first new photographers that National Geographic had hired in several years. He is perhaps best known as the Director of The Cove, about the slaughter of dolphins in Japan, which won an Oscar in 2010. He has also made… Read More Wild Voices: the Oscar Award-winning wildlife filmmaker, Louie Psihoyos

Wild Voices: challenging the conservation orthodoxy, Dr James Borrell

Dr James Borrell (@James_Borrell) is a conservationist, explorer, scientist and communicator. He describes himself as a conservation biologist who has been involved in expeditions and fieldwork around the world. His main interests are the impacts of habitat fragmentation and of climate change on species. He’s known for his uncompromising and challenging attitude towards conservation orthodoxies… Read More Wild Voices: challenging the conservation orthodoxy, Dr James Borrell

Wild Voices: revolutionising our understanding of chimpanzees, Dr Jane Goodall

This conversation was recorded by Kate Snowdon (https://kateonconservation.com/ and @KateConsrvation) and kindly shared with the Wild Voices Project podcast. It’s a conversation with the renowned international conservationist Dr Jane Goodall. Jane is best known for her work studying chimps in Gombi which she did predominantly with National Geographic in the 1960s. She was the first person… Read More Wild Voices: revolutionising our understanding of chimpanzees, Dr Jane Goodall

Wild Voices: from horror movies to the plight of the Asian elephant, Ashley Bell

In this conversation I talk to Ashley Bell (@AshMichaelBell), actress and director of a new film about the plight of the Asian elephant. We discuss the little-known story of the threats to Asian elephants, whose numbers are far fewer than those of the African elephant. Ashley talks about the process of producing the film and… Read More Wild Voices: from horror movies to the plight of the Asian elephant, Ashley Bell

Wild Voices: Diana monkeys, orangutans and a cat named triceratops, Dr Erin Kane

This conversation is with scientist and primate expert Erin Kane (@Diana_monkey). In the course of this podcast we talk about Erin’s work on Diana monkeys in Côte d’Ivoire and her work on orangutans in Borneo. We discuss her research findings on monkeys, collecting poo samples and how dancing helped her build up confidence for fieldwork.… Read More Wild Voices: Diana monkeys, orangutans and a cat named triceratops, Dr Erin Kane

Wild Voices: putting nature’s needs at the heart of law and politics, Dr Richard Benwell

Dr Richard Benwell (@RSBenwell) is a policy advisor at the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. He’s former Head of Government Affairs for the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust (which is the role he was in at the time of this interview). In this conversation we discuss how we can restore our waterways to good… Read More Wild Voices: putting nature’s needs at the heart of law and politics, Dr Richard Benwell

Wild Voices: dancing with tiger sharks and humpback whales, Hannah Fraser

Hannah Fraser is the world’s leading underwater dancer and mermaid. Hannah uses her incredible abilities to create breathtaking photos and videos drawing attention to the plight of marine wildlife. In fact Hannah Fraser (or Hannah Mermaid (@HannahMermaid) as she also likes to be called) created the vocation of ‘freelance mermaid’ and has been featured worldwide… Read More Wild Voices: dancing with tiger sharks and humpback whales, Hannah Fraser

Wild Voices: the mental health benefits of birdwatching, Joe Harkness

Joe Harkness (@birdtherapy) is a birdwatcher and blogger who focuses on the benefits of birdwatching for mental health. He runs the Bird Therapy blog (birdtherapy.blog) sharing these stories, and is currently fundraising to get his book on this topic published (unbound.com/books/bird-therapy). This is a hugely powerful and important conversation about a tough topic that doesn’t… Read More Wild Voices: the mental health benefits of birdwatching, Joe Harkness

Wild Voices: the change is in all of us, Lucy Purdy

Lucy Purdy (@loosepea) is editor of Positive News (@PositiveNewsUK), a magazine that publishes ‘constructive journalism’ – good journalism about good things. She is originally from Shropshire but has lived in London for more than 10 years. Previously, she was a freelance journalist, writing about nature connection and other topics for the likes of Guardian Sustainable Business,… Read More Wild Voices: the change is in all of us, Lucy Purdy

Wild Voices: adventure is simply a way of thinking, Sean Conway

Sean Conway (@Conway_Sean) is an endurance adventurer who, among other things, has cycled, swum and run the length of Great Britain in a triathlon of incredible feats. His books, Lands End to John O’Groats, Hell and High Water, and Running Britain, each tell the tale of these three journeys. Sean previously attempted to cycle around the… Read More Wild Voices: adventure is simply a way of thinking, Sean Conway

Wild Voices: going undercover and underwater to save our oceans, Shawn Heinrichs

Shawn Heinrichs (@shawnheinrichs) is an Emmy-award winning cinematographer, photographer and underwater diver. Since transitioning out of a career in the finance industry he has become a champion for the oceans. He has been involved in notable conservation successes, not least of which the listing of manta rays as a scheduled species under the Convention on the… Read More Wild Voices: going undercover and underwater to save our oceans, Shawn Heinrichs

Wild Voices: a master botanist and accomplished self-starter, Joshua Styles

Joshua Styles is an incredible young man. Before he even graduated from university he had a job with an ecological consultancy firm. He has been taken on as a volunteer botanical recorder by several of the environmental NGOs in his local area. And he’s the founder of the North West Rare Plants Initiative (http://nwrpi.weebly.com/) which… Read More Wild Voices: a master botanist and accomplished self-starter, Joshua Styles

Wild Voices: the battle to preserve the world’s most pristine sea, John Weller and Cassandra Brooks

John B Weller and Cassandra Brooks are a married couple based in Boulder, Colorado.    Cassandra Brooks is an incoming Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. She’s worked in marine science and public outreach for twenty years, with the last 13 years largely centered on the remote reaches of Antarctica. She recently… Read More Wild Voices: the battle to preserve the world’s most pristine sea, John Weller and Cassandra Brooks

Wild Voices: blogging your way to a book deal and foraging your own food, Tiffany Francis

Tiffany Francis is an author and artist specialising in nature, wildlife and the outdoors.  In a few days’ time her new and first book, Food you can Forage, is being published. In this episode you can get a sneak preview of an excerpt that Tiff reads aloud. Last year she was the winner of an… Read More Wild Voices: blogging your way to a book deal and foraging your own food, Tiffany Francis

Wild Voices: finding people who believe in you and learning when not to hit send, Crista Valentino

This episode is a recording with my good friend Crista Valentino, Founder and Director of CoalitionWILD. In this conversation we cover learning the tactics of patience and listening, how to build a global network of peers who can support you – both for personal benefit and as an organisation aiming to create environmental change. We… Read More Wild Voices: finding people who believe in you and learning when not to hit send, Crista Valentino

Wild Voices: saving the “Skywalker” gibbon and how to crowdfund your own PhD, Carolyn Thompson

This conversation is with my good friend Carolyn Thompson. I was lucky enough to spend six of my 12 months living in the Indonesian jungle with Caz. We had many a wonderful day together searching for orangutans or following red langur monkeys for hours at a time (wading our way through the waist deep mud… Read More Wild Voices: saving the “Skywalker” gibbon and how to crowdfund your own PhD, Carolyn Thompson

Wild Voices: studying penguins from space and mastering the art of sci-comm, Dr Michelle LaRue

Dr Michelle LaRue is a research ecologist at the University of Minnesota. She’s a fascinating and inspiring conservationist who has developed innovative approaches, travelled the world and taken her conservation science communications to an extremely impressive level. Michelle focuses on interdisciplinary tools, such as GIS (geographic information system) mapping and high-resolution satellite imagery, to study spatial… Read More Wild Voices: studying penguins from space and mastering the art of sci-comm, Dr Michelle LaRue

Wild Voices: the role of bravery and trust in saving nature, Isla Hodgson

Isla Hodgson is a zoologist working towards a PhD in conservation, studying the conflict between raptors and grouse moor management in Scotland. She is also a keen communicator, working as a freelance researcher for the BBC, and has just written her first book – Hidden Nature – which is all about British wildlife and where to… Read More Wild Voices: the role of bravery and trust in saving nature, Isla Hodgson

Wild Voices: Self-taught master of wildlife photography, Tom Mason

This conversation is with my good friend and wildlife photographer, Tom Mason. We cover not only some of the specifics about techniques and equipment he uses but also his strategies for learning his art of photography and how Tom plans projects and delivers incredible wildlife photos that stand out from what you might have seen… Read More Wild Voices: Self-taught master of wildlife photography, Tom Mason

Wild Voices: Recapturing wonder and nourishing the soul, Chloe Revill

Chloe Revill is the co-founder of Change in Nature (http://www.changeinnature.org), an organisation that helps people to ‘unwind, reconnect and come alive’ in nature. In this incredible conversation with Chloe we talk about her career working in Government and at the United Nations level on climate change, helping to amplify the voices of small island states… Read More Wild Voices: Recapturing wonder and nourishing the soul, Chloe Revill