Wild Voices: There is so much in the world to save, Dr Alan Rabinowitz, Chief Scientist, Panthera

This conversation is with Dr Alan Rabinowitz, Chief Scientist of Panthera, the global wild cat conservation organisation. Dr Rabinowitz has been dubbed by Time magazine “the Indiana Jones of conservation”, although as you’ll hear, that’s not how he’d like to be remembered. He has been instrumental in the creation of some of the world’s largest protected zones for big cats, as well as writing a dozen or so books documenting his work and adventures. We talk about his childhood love of big cats, he explains his views on the links between apex predators and diseases such as SARS and Ebola, and he talks about his new project, Journey of the Jaguar, travelling down the spine of the jaguar’s range across two continents and through 18 countries. He’s done all this and so much more whilst having overcome a severe stutter as a child and despite a diagnosis with leukaemia in 2002. He is one of the world’s leading conservationists and it was a huge privilege to speak to him. The Wild Voices Project podcast tells the stories of people saving nature. We are part of WILDVoices media, a global production team bridging emerging storytellers with aspiring environmental professionals.  Find out more about us at  wildvoicesproject.org. Learn more about the global community at wild-voices.org

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