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The goal of Rewilding Earth podcast is to highlight the work of the people involved in saving nature’s building blocks, whether they be intact wilderness or key corridors and buffers surrounding wilderness, as well as people invested in protecting and reintroducing extirpated species to these areas. You’ll hear from conservation biologists, activists, naturalists, organizers, artists, and authors as we interview key players in the fight to Rewild Planet Earth.

Episode Date
Episode 93: An Eye-Opening Discussion On Practical Solutions To Human Overpopulation
42:14

Note: This interview was recorded before the Supreme court decision to overturn Roe v Wade. Nonetheless, Nandita and Carter present a deep look into the driving cultural and political forces behind it. About Nandita Bajaj, Executive Director, Population Balance A Humane Educator and a passionate advocate for planetary health, Nandita’s area of interest is on […]

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Jul 18, 2022
Episode 92: Wrestling Wildlife Governance Reform From The Tight Grip Of The Hunting, Fishing, and Gun Industries
44:37

About Kevin Kevin is founder and executive director of the Southwest Environmental Center. He received a BS in Biology from Dartmouth College, and a MS in Natural Resources Policy at the University of Michigan. After decades of advocating for wildlife, he realized that as long as the people who viewed wild animals as soulless resources […]

Read full article: Episode 92: Wrestling Wildlife Governance Reform From The Tight Grip Of The Hunting, Fishing, and Gun Industries

Jun 24, 2022
Episode 91: Renee Seacor Advocates For Mexican Wolves To Infinity and Beyond I-40!
29:01

About Renee Renee Seacor is an interdisciplinary environmental advocate with a background in wildlife ecology and environmental law and policy who has dedicated her professional career to using science-based advocacy to guide and develop policy solutions to challenging conservation issues. She currently serves as the Carnivore Conservation Advocate for Project Coyote and The Rewilding Institute, where she […]

Read full article: Episode 91: Renee Seacor Advocates For Mexican Wolves To Infinity and Beyond I-40!

May 27, 2022
Episode 90: Bethanie Walder On The Importance Of Ecological Restoration At All Scales
36:23

About Bethanie Walder joined the Society for Ecological Restoration as Executive Director in September 2015 and has more than 20 years’ experience in environmental conservation, restoration and education. Prior to joining the SER, Bethanie served as the Executive Director of Wildlands CPR, where she oversaw several highly successful conservation and restoration campaigns. Today she is […]

Read full article: Episode 90: Bethanie Walder On The Importance Of Ecological Restoration At All Scales

May 12, 2022
Episode 89: Francisco Santiago-Avila On Rewilding And Coexistence In The Heartland
35:45

About Fran is an interdisciplinary researcher and nature advocate with over a decade’s experience in conservation and animal science, ethics and policy issues. He is the Big River Connectivity Science and Conservation Manager for Project Coyote and The Rewilding Institute, where he helps promote compassion and respect for wild carnivores and nature, their protection, and […]

Read full article: Episode 89: Francisco Santiago-Avila On Rewilding And Coexistence In The Heartland

May 02, 2022
Episode 88: Cara Nelson On The United Nations Decade On Ecosystem Restoration
37:01

Welcome to a special Earth Day episode of the Rewilding Earth Podcast! About Cara Nelson is a Professor of Restoration Ecology and the Chair of the Department of Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences at the University of Montana’s W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation and a leader of the Restoration Thematic Group of the IUCN’s Commission on […]

Read full article: Episode 88: Cara Nelson On The United Nations Decade On Ecosystem Restoration

Apr 22, 2022
Episode 87: Lessons From Alaska – Winning The Conservation Battles Ahead While Keeping Your Fire Alive With Brad Meiklejohn
37:06

About Brad Meiklejohn is a member of the Rewilding Institute Leadership Council, and he is currently Senior Alaska Representative for The Conservation Fund, where he has worked since 1994. Brad has directed hundreds of conservation projects protecting over 500,000 acres of wild land in Alaska, and he recently completed a major dam removal project on […]

Read full article: Episode 87: Lessons From Alaska – Winning The Conservation Battles Ahead While Keeping Your Fire Alive With Brad Meiklejohn

Apr 12, 2022
Episode 86: Rewilding The Great Plains – America’s Serengeti
33:30
Swift Fox PC - Lauren McCain for SPLT

Nicole Rosmarino, Ph.D. co-founded the Southern Plains Land Trust (SPLT) in 1998 and has served as its Executive Director since 2011. In her work for SPLT, she is striving to create large shortgrass prairie wildlife refuges that emulate the “American Serengeti” that once occurred in the Great Plains. Dr. Daniel Kinka is American Prairie Reserve’s Wildlife Restoration […]

Read full article: Episode 86: Rewilding The Great Plains – America’s Serengeti

Mar 25, 2022
Episode 85: Chad Hanson – Time To Fully Protect Our Public Forests From Commercial Logging
27:47

About Chad Hanson co-founded the John Muir Project in 1996. He first became involved in national forest protection after hiking the 2,700-mile length of the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada with his older brother in 1989. During this hike he witnessed firsthand the devastation caused by rampant commercial logging on our National Forests […]

Read full article: Episode 85: Chad Hanson – Time To Fully Protect Our Public Forests From Commercial Logging

Mar 11, 2022
Episode 84: John Davis Introduces the Mogollon Wildlife Corridor Campaign
26:57
Mogollon Wildlife Conservation Area (Proposed)

About John Davis is executive director of The Rewilding Institute and editor of Rewilding Earth. For Rewilding, he serves as a wildways scout, editor, interviewer, and writer. He rounds out his living with conservation field work, particularly within New York’s Adirondack Park, where he lives. John serves on boards of RESTORE: The North Woods, Eddy […]

Read full article: Episode 84: John Davis Introduces the Mogollon Wildlife Corridor Campaign

Mar 01, 2022
Episode 83: Rewilding The Mississippi River Watershed with Kelly Borgmann
30:57
Kelly Borgmann with her dog

About Kelly Borgmann grew up on a historic farm in rural east-central Indiana. Spending her days playing in the woods and taking care of the land gave her a deep appreciation of nature, while participating in 4-H and FFA taught her how to be a productive member of rural and agricultural communities. Following her passion […]

Read full article: Episode 83: Rewilding The Mississippi River Watershed with Kelly Borgmann

Feb 04, 2022
Episode 82: The Science Of Reintroducing Important Species To An Indiana Tallgrass Prairie with Zach Finn
38:17
zach finn

About Zach Zach is a Wildlife Science MS student at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. After reading a book as a teenager featuring species profiles and illustrations of recent, human-caused extinctions (including Stellar’s sea cow, moa, great auk, and more), he developed a passion to restore nature and prevent any further species loss. Since […]

Read full article: Episode 82: The Science Of Reintroducing Important Species To An Indiana Tallgrass Prairie with Zach Finn

Jan 07, 2022
Episode 81: Proposed Solution To State Wildlife Mismanagement With Rick Steiner
41:34
rick-steiner

About Rick Steiner is a conservation biologist in Anchorage, Alaska, and founder of Oasis Earth. He has been involved in the global conservation movement for over 40 years. From 1980-2010 he was a marine conservation professor with the University of Alaska, stationed in the Arctic, Prince William Sound, and Anchorage, specializing in marine conservation, and […]

Read full article: Episode 81: Proposed Solution To State Wildlife Mismanagement With Rick Steiner

Nov 28, 2021
Rewilding Earth Podcast Episode 80: Ignacio Jimenez on Institutional Ecology and Rewilding Spain
34:22

Ignacio Jiménez (1969, Spain) has extensive international experience in conservation. He has coordinated research and management projects with manatees in Costa Rica and Nicaragua and with golden-crowned sifakas in Madagascar, worked on wetlands and protected areas in El Salvador, and coordinated and published a national assessment of the Spanish experience in endangered species recovery. He has a […]

Read full article: Rewilding Earth Podcast Episode 80: Ignacio Jimenez on Institutional Ecology and Rewilding Spain

Nov 12, 2021
Rewilding Earth Podcast Episode 79: Dam Removal and River Restoration with Laura Wildman
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laura wildman

About Laura Wildman Laura Wildmand is Practice Area Lead at Biohabitats. She is a practicing fisheries and water resource specializing in ecological restoration consulting for aquatic systems.  Her expertise and passion, centers on the restoration of rivers through the reestablishment of natural functions and aquatic connectivity. She is considered one of the foremost nation U.S. […]

Read full article: Rewilding Earth Podcast Episode 79: Dam Removal and River Restoration with Laura Wildman

Oct 22, 2021
Rewilding Earth Podcast Episode 78: Iowa Rewilding and Big River Connectivity With Mark Edwards
48:35
mark edwards waubonsie

About Mark is a leader in BeWildReWild and its Big River Connectivity project. He was raised a self-described military brat, a nomad bouncing back and forth across the oceans searching for a home. After college, his Thoreau experiment of living in a shack with no running water by the river continued for 17 years. He […]

Read full article: Rewilding Earth Podcast Episode 78: Iowa Rewilding and Big River Connectivity With Mark Edwards

Oct 12, 2021
Episode 77: Prepping The Next Generation For The Challenge To Rewild Half The Planet
33:39
dennis liu

About Dennis A nationally recognized expert in science education, Dennis directed the production of educational media at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for 20 years before joining the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation in 2019 as Vice President of Education. He works with scientists, educators, graphic designers, animators, filmmakers, and students to design experiences to have […]

Read full article: Episode 77: Prepping The Next Generation For The Challenge To Rewild Half The Planet

Jul 28, 2021
Episode 76: American Prairie Reserve – Big Rewilding On America’s Northern Great Plains
35:17

About Dr. Kinka Dr. Daniel Kinka is American Prairie Reserve’s Wildlife Restoration Manager. His primary responsibilities include restoring and monitoring wildlife on the Reserve and managing the wildlife-friendly ranching program “Wild Sky.” He also acts as a liaison to scientists conducting research at American Prairie, other non-governmental organizations, agencies, and other external entities. He joined […]

Read full article: Episode 76: American Prairie Reserve – Big Rewilding On America’s Northern Great Plains

Jul 07, 2021
Episode 75: Passing America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act
36:09
Americas Red Rock Wilderness Act

About Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance’s Terri Martin, Intermountain West Organizer, Clayton Daughenbaugh, Organizing Director & Midwest Field Organizer, and Rewilding’s Wildlands Coordinator Kim Crumbo discuss the opportunity to make a huge impact in the 30×30 effort by finally passing America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act. New peer reviewed research shows that America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act […]

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Jun 16, 2021
Episode 74: The Role of B Corporations In Conservation And Communities With Keith Bowers
46:07

About Keith In the early 1980s, an outdoorsy, nature-loving undergrad named Keith Bowers had an epiphany. Keith had been studying landscape architecture at the University of Virginia when he met Ed Garbisch, a pioneering practitioner of marsh restoration along the Chesapeake Bay. “Wait a minute,” thought Keith. “I can apply my education to restoring the […]

Read full article: Episode 74: The Role of B Corporations In Conservation And Communities With Keith Bowers

May 28, 2021
Episode 73: Rewilding In Namibia with Carey Peterson
43:54
Solitaire Land Trust, Namibia

About Carey Peterson is a professional writer, editor and conservationist. She is co-author, with friend and former husband Robert Glenn Ketchum, of The Tongass: Alaska’s Vanishing Rainforest, published by Aperture. In addition to many local conservation initiatives in the various places she has lived, including New York, Hawaii, California, and Washington State, she served as development director […]

Read full article: Episode 73: Rewilding In Namibia with Carey Peterson

May 18, 2021
Episode 72: Rewilding Tasmania’s Lake Pedder with Christine Milne
31:03
Lake Pedder

About Former Vice President of IUCN, former leader of the Australian Green Party and current Global Greens Ambassador, Christine Milne took up the role of Co-Convenor of the Lake Pedder Restoration Committee in the lead up the United Nations Decade of Ecological Restoration (2021-2030) to campaign for an agreement (by the summer of 2021-22) to […]

Read full article: Episode 72: Rewilding Tasmania’s Lake Pedder with Christine Milne

Apr 26, 2021
Episode 71: Population Stabilization And Biodiversity With Leon Kolankiewicz
31:33

About Leon Kolankiewicz is scientific director of NumbersUSA and vice-president of Scientists and Environmentalists for Population Stabilization (SEPS).  He is also a consulting environmental scientist and natural resources planner. He has managed many Environmental Impact Statements (EIS’s) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) on proposed projects ranging from dams and reservoirs to flood control […]

Read full article: Episode 71: Population Stabilization And Biodiversity With Leon Kolankiewicz

Apr 09, 2021
Episode 70: Robert and Terri TallTree On Finding Balance For Conservationists Living In Challenging Times
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Robert and Terri TallTree

Intro music: Native American Flute “Welcome Song” by Robert TallTree Outro Music: “Healing Song” by Robert TallTree About Robert and Terri TallTree Robert and Terri TallTree are spiritual leaders to a great many people around the world. Robert is a direct lineal descendent of Black Elk of the Swan Creek Black River Band of Chippewa […]

Read full article: Episode 70: Robert and Terri TallTree On Finding Balance For Conservationists Living In Challenging Times

Mar 25, 2021
Episode 69: Keeping The Promise Of Wilderness With The Wilderness Land Trust
30:25
Aimee Rutledge

About Aimee joined the Trust in 2009 as the California Program Manager. Her experience includes serving as executive director of the Sacramento Valley Conservancy. Previously, she was a founder of Friends of the Sacramento River Greenway. She worked with the American Institute of Architects as Director of Governmental Relations, and served as legislative advocate for […]

Read full article: Episode 69: Keeping The Promise Of Wilderness With The Wilderness Land Trust

Mar 16, 2021
Episode 68: The Lowdown On Colorado Wolf Reintroduction With Gary Skiba
40:05

About Gary Gary joined SJCA in April 2020 and was a board member for several years prior to that. Gary worked for the Colorado Division of Wildlife for 23 years. Throughout his professional career, Gary focused on threatened and endangered species management and spearheaded the agency’s efforts on biodiversity conservation and ecosystem management. He has […]

Read full article: Episode 68: The Lowdown On Colorado Wolf Reintroduction With Gary Skiba

Feb 20, 2021
Episode 67: The Case For Removing 4 Dams On The Lower Snake River
39:31
lower granite dam

“For decades, eight lower Snake and Columbia river dams and reservoirs have hampered, harmed, killed, and rendered threatened and endangered four anadromous fish species. The lack of Snake River chinook salmon, a primary food source for the Salish Seas’ southern resident orcas, has concurrently brought these orcas to the brink of extinction.” ~Great Old Broads […]

Read full article: Episode 67: The Case For Removing 4 Dams On The Lower Snake River

Feb 08, 2021
Episode 66: We Elected A President, Not A Fairy Godmother
27:20
kim crumbo

In this episode Rewilding’s Wildlands Coordinator Kim Crumbo clarifies how the conservation community must lean into the 30×30 campaign. He reminds us, while we have a friendly administration, we still have much work to do. And The Rewilding Institute is ready to provide the on-the-ground plan for protecting at least 30% land and water by […]

Read full article: Episode 66: We Elected A President, Not A Fairy Godmother

Jan 22, 2021
Episode 65: How To Have A More Constructive Conversation About Human Population Issues
37:35

“Women – educated, empowered, integrated in to the workforce, and with access to family planning technologies – hold the key to our ecological salvation.” -Chris Tucker About Dr. Christopher Tucker is chairman of the American Geographical Society, and serves on the boards of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation and the Open Geospatial Consortium. He […]

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Jan 08, 2021
Episode 64: Adopting A Steady State Economy To Protect Wild Nature With Brian Czech
32:40

About Brian Czech Brian Czech is the founding president of the Center For The Advancement Of The Steady State Economy (CASSE). Czech served as the first conservation biologist in the history of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from 1999-2017, and concurrently as a visiting professor of natural resource economics in Virginia Tech’s National Capitol […]

Read full article: Episode 64: Adopting A Steady State Economy To Protect Wild Nature With Brian Czech

Nov 23, 2020
Episode 63: Jack Loeffler on Rewilding Human Consciousness and Tales From An Extraordinary Life
48:46
Jack Loeffler

About Jack Loeffler With the temperament of Santa Claus and the tenacity of a badger, Jack Loeffler reveals his compassion and concern for Southwestern traditional cultures and their respective habitats in the wake of Manifest Destiny. Working both as an individual and with comrades—including Edward Abbey and Gary Snyder—he was part of an early coterie […]

Read full article: Episode 63: Jack Loeffler on Rewilding Human Consciousness and Tales From An Extraordinary Life

Oct 28, 2020
Episode 62: Why Hunting Is Not Conservation With Kevin Bixby
39:29
Kevin Bixby

About Kevin As the son of a naval officer, Kevin grew up all over the world, but the American West has always been home. While attending high school in Oakland, he began his activist career by volunteering at the Berkeley Ecology Center. After graduating with a B.A. in biology from Dartmouth College in 1978, he […]

Read full article: Episode 62: Why Hunting Is Not Conservation With Kevin Bixby

Oct 14, 2020
Episode 61: Dennis Sizemore from Round River Conservation Studies
33:13
dennis-sizemore

About Dennis holds a BS from New Mexico State University in Wildlife Science and an MS from the University of Montana in Wildlife Ecology. His 40 years of conservation work experience includes law enforcement, management, education, and research. Dennis is a former President of The Wildlands Project and currently serves as Vice President of the […]

Read full article: Episode 61: Dennis Sizemore from Round River Conservation Studies

Oct 01, 2020
Episode 60: Don Waller and Bob Boucher on the Upper Midwest Superior Bio-Conservancy
38:21
Don Waller | Bob Boucher

About Don and Bob Don Waller is a forest ecologist, conservation biologist and evolutionary biologist who taught ecology, evolution, and conservation biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as the J.T. Curtis Professor until 2019. His research interests include the causes and consequences of inbreeding, the evolution of mating systems and life histories, rare plant demography […]

Read full article: Episode 60: Don Waller and Bob Boucher on the Upper Midwest Superior Bio-Conservancy

Sep 19, 2020
Episode 59: What Jean Ossorio Has Learned (So Far) From 530 Nights In Wolf Country
34:47
jean ossorio

About Jean Although Jean Ossorio wasn’t actually raised by wolves, she was taken to the Missouri woods for the first time at age six weeks. Her nature-loving parents met on a field trip. During childhood she accompanied them on annual camping expeditions to New Mexico and southern Colorado, falling in love with the Southwest and […]

Read full article: Episode 59: What Jean Ossorio Has Learned (So Far) From 530 Nights In Wolf Country

Sep 09, 2020
Episode 58: Tyus Williams On The Role That Diversity, Justice, and Equality Play In Winning The Tough Conservation Battles Ahead
39:04
tyus-williams

About Tyus Williams is a Wildlife Ecologist currently working with The University of Nevada Reno as a field ecologist. He went to school at the University of Georgia where he studied fisheries and wildlife science. After performing his undergraduate thesis on jaguars in Belize he is now pursuing graduate school in the interest of carnivore […]

Read full article: Episode 58: Tyus Williams On The Role That Diversity, Justice, and Equality Play In Winning The Tough Conservation Battles Ahead

Aug 28, 2020
Episode 57: The Magic Of Rewilding In Gorongosa National Park With Paola Bouley
35:39

About Paola grew up in South Africa, completed her academic training in the US, and is now based full-time in Mozambique.  She’s an ecologist and conservationist dedicated to the recovery of large carnivores and their co-existence with human communities in the Gorongosa Ecosystem of Central Mozambique. In May of 2012 Paola co-founded Projecto Leões da […]

Read full article: Episode 57: The Magic Of Rewilding In Gorongosa National Park With Paola Bouley

Aug 10, 2020
Episode 56: Kathleen Fitzgerald on African Wildlife Conservancies and the State of Wildlife Protection Funding During the Pandemic
35:16

About Kathleen Kathleen is a conservation leader recognized for her extensive experience in integrated large landscape conservation and development programs in Africa and North America. Kathleen has lived in Africa for 12 years. She was a senior staff member of the African Wildlife Foundation for 11 years, most recently serving as Vice President for East […]

Read full article: Episode 56: Kathleen Fitzgerald on African Wildlife Conservancies and the State of Wildlife Protection Funding During the Pandemic

Jul 31, 2020
Episode 55: Kurt Menke On The Importance of GIS Mapping To Successful Rewilding Projects
33:08

About Kurt A former archaeologist, Kurt Menke is a geospatial generalist based in Albuquerque. He founded Bird’s Eye View to apply his expertise with GIS technology towards solving the world’s mounting ecological, economic and social issues. His areas of focus are public health, conservation and education. Kurt has a broad skill set. He is a […]

Read full article: Episode 55: Kurt Menke On The Importance of GIS Mapping To Successful Rewilding Projects

Jul 22, 2020
Episode 54: Karen Shragg On Having Upstream Conversations About Overpopulation
38:46
karen shragg

About Karen is a lifelong environmentalist, naturalist, educator, poet,  author and overpopulation activist. She began her career as a naturalist in 1983 and as the director of the City of Richfield’s Wood Lake Nature Center in 1991. She is passionate about the role nature centers can make in keeping communities thriving. She is a former […]

Read full article: Episode 54: Karen Shragg On Having Upstream Conversations About Overpopulation

Jul 18, 2020
Episode 53: Crista Valentino on the New Generation of Conservation Leaders
37:24
Crista Valentino

Host’s Note: Today’s talk with Crista Valentino about next-gen conservation reinforces my sincere belief that our planet is in good hands. “Better leave her behind with the kids, they’re alright The kids are alright” ~ The Who About Crista Crista co-founded CoalitionWILD in 2013 after an invitation from the WILD Foundation to address the lack […]

Read full article: Episode 53: Crista Valentino on the New Generation of Conservation Leaders

Jul 15, 2020
Episode 52: Joseph Bish On Storytelling to Change Attitudes Around Population and Conservation Issues
39:01

About Joe Joseph Bish is Director of Issue Advocacy for Population Media Center An expert on population, family-planning, and other global sustainability issues related to PMC’s mission, Joe ensures Marketing and Communications initiatives include effective and focused advocacy messaging. Monitoring and analyzing new trends in PMC’s focus issue areas, the field of social change communications, […]

Read full article: Episode 52: Joseph Bish On Storytelling to Change Attitudes Around Population and Conservation Issues

Jul 13, 2020
Episode 51: Kim Vacariu On Changing Our Message To Win Way More Conservation Battles
34:09
kim vacariu

About Kim Kim Vacariu is the former Western Director for Wildlands Network (1998-2017) where he organized and led the 25 conservation organizations making up the Western Wildway Network in its efforts to connect wildlife habitat corridors from Alaska to Mexico. Kim has been instrumental in elevating the recognition of habitat connectivity threats posed by the […]

Read full article: Episode 51: Kim Vacariu On Changing Our Message To Win Way More Conservation Battles

Jul 08, 2020
Episode 50: Howie Wolke’s Uncompromising Brand of Wilderness Advocacy
45:34
howie-wolke

About Howie Wolke Howie Wolke is a nationally-known advocate for protecting wilderness and was a co-founder of the original Earth First! He is the author of Wilderness On the Rocks and co-authored The Big Outside, a historic inventory of America’s remaining wilderness lands, with our own Dave Foreman. He has served as the President of […]

Read full article: Episode 50: Howie Wolke’s Uncompromising Brand of Wilderness Advocacy

Jun 01, 2020
Episode 49: Allison Jones on the Science Behind Protecting Utah’s Wildlands
34:13
allison jones

About Allison Allison Jones received her B.A in Environmental Studies at the University of California at Santa Cruz under the guidance of her mentor and advisor, Michael Soule.  She then completed her M.S in Conservation Biology at the University of Nevada, Reno in 1996.  Her Masters study analyzed the effects of cattle grazing on small […]

Read full article: Episode 49: Allison Jones on the Science Behind Protecting Utah’s Wildlands

May 24, 2020
Episode 48: Rex Weyler On The Double Bind Of The Pandemic
37:36
rex weyler

About Rex Weyler is a writer and ecologist. His books include Blood of the Land, a history of indigenous American nations, nominated for a Pulitzer Prize; Greenpeace: The Inside Story, a finalist for the BC Book Award and the Shaughnessy-Cohen Award for Political Writing; and The Jesus Sayings, a deconstruction of first century history, a […]

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May 13, 2020
Episode 47: Laiken Jordahl Documenting The Destruction Of The Borderlands
28:47
laiken jordahl

About Laiken Laiken Jordahl, Borderlands Campaigner with the Center for Biological Diversity, works to protect wildlife and communities across the U.S.-Mexico borderlands from border wall construction and militarization. Before joining the Center, Laiken worked with the National Park Service researching threats to wilderness character at five National Park Service wilderness areas. He studied the impacts […]

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May 10, 2020
Episode 46: Carl Safina on Animal Cultures, Pandemics, and Humanity’s Rocky Relationship With The Wild World
33:38
carl-safina

About Carl Ecologist and author Carl Safina explores how humans are changing the living world, and what those changes mean for wild places and for human and other beings. His work connects broad scientific understanding with a moral call to action. His writing has won the MacArthur “genius” prize; Pew and Guggenheim Fellowships; book awards […]

Read full article: Episode 46: Carl Safina on Animal Cultures, Pandemics, and Humanity’s Rocky Relationship With The Wild World

Apr 28, 2020
Episode 45: Shelby Perry on Wildlands Philanthropy In The Northeastern United States
39:03

About Shelby Perry is the Stewardship Director at Northeast Wilderness Trust, whose mission is to conserve forever-wild landscapes for nature and people. She received her master’s degree from the University of Vermont’s field naturalist program, and holds a bachelors in environmental engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. A Vermont native, she has also lived and worked […]

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Apr 21, 2020
Episode 44: John Laundré on Eastern Cougar Rewilding
33:21
John Laundre

About For over 40 years Dr. John Laundré has studied predators and their prey in the western U.S. and northern Mexico. He has conducted one of the longest studies of cougar ecology and behavior to date and has published over 80 scientific articles on his scientific work. He is the originator of the concept of […]

Read full article: Episode 44: John Laundré on Eastern Cougar Rewilding

Apr 08, 2020
Episode 43: Gary Wockner – Life As A River Warrior
37:51

About Gary Gary Wockner, Ph.D., has been active in environmental protection most of his adult life. Over the past 15 years, Gary has spearheaded the protection and restoration of his local watershed in Fort Collins, CO, as the co-founder, Executive Director, and Waterkeeper for Cache la Poudre River. Since 2010, Gary has played an increasing […]

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Apr 01, 2020
Episode 42: Greta Anderson Western Watersheds Project
39:35

About Greta Greta has an M.A. in geography from the University of Arizona and a Water Policy Certificate from the same institution. She has a B.A. in environmental studies from Prescott College, and a certificate of clinical herbalism from the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine. Topics Thinking about conservation at the watershed level Old growth […]

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Mar 20, 2020
Episode 41: Chance Cutrano On Correcting The Mismanagement of Point Reyes National Seashore
29:20
tule elk

About Chance Chance Cutrano directs Fish in the Fields and Restore Point Reyes, and oversees the development of The Forces of Nature and sponsored programs at Resource Renewal Institute. An award-winning environmentalist, Chance brings a variety of skills from public, private, and nonprofit sustainability experiences. Prior to RRI, Chance was researching food, water, and energy […]

Read full article: Episode 41: Chance Cutrano On Correcting The Mismanagement of Point Reyes National Seashore

Mar 08, 2020
Episode 40: Amy Lewis Protecting 50% of The Planet by 2030
46:30
amy lewis wild

About Amy Amy Lewis is Vice President of Policy & Communications for Wild Foundation and works closely with the organization Nature Needs Half. Amy has spent the last 15 years researching the building blocks of collective action. She has brought this knowledge to bear in her own work as an award-winning nonprofit leader and as […]

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Feb 17, 2020
Episode 39: Kenneth Brower on Saving Point Reyes National Seashore
38:44
Ken Brower

About Kenneth Brower is an American environmental writer. He has written a number of books about the environment, national parks, and natural places. He authored the series The Earth’s Wild Places, which was published by the Friends of the Earth in the 1970s. His most widely read book, on Yosemite, is in over 1,200 WorldCat […]

Read full article: Episode 39: Kenneth Brower on Saving Point Reyes National Seashore

Feb 05, 2020
Episode 38: Jan Van Boeckel Art, Deep Ecology, and Open Air Philosophy
39:51
jan-van-boeckel

About Dr. Jan van Boeckel is a Dutch anthropologist, visual artist, art teacher and filmmaker. One of Jan’s areas of interest and concern are the worldviews and environmental philosophies of indigenous peoples. Together with filmmaking group ReRun Productions, he produced a series of documentaries on this subject, as well as films on philosophers such as […]

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Jan 19, 2020
Episode 37: Kirk Robinson on State Wildlife Governance and the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation
41:06
kirk robinson

About Kirk Kirk Robinson is the founder and executive director of the Western Wildlife Conservancy. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Prior to founding Western Wildlife Conservancy, Kirk earned a Ph.D. in philosophy and taught courses at universities in Montana and Utah for 15 years. His favorite activities are exploring the wildlands of the […]

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Jan 11, 2020
Episode 36: Michael Kellett on Establishing Hundreds of New National Parks
57:13
michael kellett

About Michael Michael Kellett has been executive director of RESTORE: The North Woods, since co-founding the organization in 1992. In 1994, he developed the original proposal for a 3.2-million-acre Maine Woods National Park, which laid the groundwork for the 2016 designation of Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument by President Obama. He has helped in […]

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Dec 30, 2019
Episode 35: Bruce Anderson Mapping 50 Years Of Wildlands Decline
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Bruce D Anderson

About Bruce Anderson retired from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in July 2017. During his four years with the DNR he was Assistant Wildlife Manager and wildlife planner where he was involved wildlife surveys, planning, wildlife damage management, habitat assessments, invasive species management and Interdisciplinary support to timber management. Prior to this, Bruce had […]

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Dec 17, 2019
Episode 34: Kenyon Fields – Western Landowners Alliance
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Kenyon-Fields Western Landowners Alliance

About Kenyon Fields Kenyon Fields is one of the main founders of the Western Landowners Alliance. His background is in conservation biology and landscape scale conservation planning. It is this background that led him to convene the first meetings of what later became the WLA, as he and fellow conservation biologists realized the critical role […]

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Dec 03, 2019
Episode 33: Jason Mark On Patagonia’s 9 Million Acre Gift
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jason mark

About Jason Jason Mark is the editor of Sierra and the author of Satellites in the High Country: Searching for the Wild in the Age of Man. Jason recently returned from Patagonia to report on the official transfer of Tompkins Conservation lands to the Chilean government to create a combined 9 million acres of fully […]

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Oct 11, 2019
Episode 32: Andrew Thoms and Tongass National Forest
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Andrew Thoms

About Andrew Thoms Andrew grew up in rural Upstate New York. After studying Environmental Sciences, he worked for 10 years in Latin America as an environmental specialist in international development projects. Most of his projects focused on the interface between the sustainable use of natural resources and the conservation of tropical biodiversity. One of his […]

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Sep 27, 2019
Episode 31: Stuart Pimm Putting Conservation Back On The Offensive
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Stuart Pimm

About Stuart Pimm is the Founder and President of Saving Nature and the Doris Duke Professor of Conservation at Duke University. His books include “The Balance of Nature,” and the acclaimed “World According to Pimm: a Scientist Audits the Earth.” He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the recipient of […]

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Sep 16, 2019
Episode 30: Dan Imhoff on Making Farming More Creaturely
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Dan Imhoff Wild Farm Alliance

About Dan Dan Imhoff is a researcher, author, and independent publisher who has concentrated for over 20 years on issues related to farming, the environment, and design. He is the author of numerous articles, essays, and books including Farming with the Wild: Enhancing Biodiversity on Farms and Ranches; and Building with Vision: Optimizing and Finding […]

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Aug 23, 2019
Episode 29: Kim Crumbo on Wolves, War, and Optimism
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kim crumbo

Kim Crumbo leads Wildlands Network’s efforts to restore native carnivores to their rightful place on landscapes across the West. He works closely with diverse conservation partners and regional coalitions to engage scientists, communities, and elected leaders in the effort to secure species recovery and public support for wolves, bears, lynx, cougars, and other native carnivores. […]

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Aug 08, 2019
Episode 28: Christopher Ketcham “This Land”
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public lands grazing

Christopher Ketcham has written for dozens of publications, including Harper’s, National Geographic, and The New Republic. He has reported from the American West for more than a decade. This book is a product of those years in the last wild places. He currently lives in the Catskill Mountains of New York. About “This Land” “A hard-hitting look at the […]

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Jul 17, 2019
Episode 27: David Johns Conservation Politics
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david johns

About David David Johns teaches courses at the School of Government, Portland State University on US constitutional law and politics, politics and the environment, and politics and film. He has also taught at Oregon State University and the Institute for Policy Studies. He was an International Fellow at Columbia University, served in the Carter Administration […]

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Jul 15, 2019
Episode 26: Jo Ann Baumgartner Farming With The Wild
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Jo Ann Baumgartner, Executive Director Wild Farm Alliance

About Jo Ann Jo Ann is the Executive Director of the Wild Farm Alliance. She is the author of many publications on the intersection between biodiversity conservation and agriculture, including beneficial birds, the conservation mandates within the National Organic Program regulations, and the co-management of food safety and conservation. Before joining WFA in 2001, she […]

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Jun 14, 2019
Episode 25: Roland Kays On Eastern Coyote And High-Tech Tracking
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roland kays

About Roland Kays Roland is a zoologist with a broad interest in ecology and conservation, especially of mammals.  He studies research questions that are scientifically interesting but also have real-world relevance through educational or conservation value. An expert in using new technologies to study free-ranging animals, especially to track their movement with GPS tags and […]

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Jun 04, 2019
Episode 24: Keith Bowers On The Front Lines Of Restoration and Rewilding
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For over three decades, Keith Bowers has been at the forefront of applied ecology, land conservation and sustainable design.  Founder and president of Biohabitats, Keith has built a multidisciplinary organization focused on conservation planning, ecological restoration and regenerative design.  His work has spanned the scale from site-specific ecosystem restoration projects involving wetland, river, woodland and […]

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May 14, 2019
Episode 23: Terry Spahr Executive Producer of 8 Billion Angels
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terry-spahr-8-billion-angels

About Terry Spahr Environmentalist and activist Terry Spahr left the corporate world to research, write and produce 8 Billion Angels, a documentary feature which exposes overpopulation as the upstream cause of all our environmental emergencies. Terry is the Founder and Executive Director of Earth Overshoot, a non-profit designed to promote public and private action to […]

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Apr 29, 2019
Episode 22: Randy Hayes The “Environmental Pitbull”
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What’s it like to have called for the end of industrial civilization as we knew it in the 1970’s, in order to prevent what is happening today, only to live through decades of more of the same? For Randy Hayes, its meant founding organizations, sitting on several boards, and doing the hard work of educating […]

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Apr 04, 2019
Episode 21: Ed Friedman Migratory Fish Restoration in Merrymeeting Bay
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ed friedman friends of merrymeeting bay

About Ed Friedman Ed has been a resident of Bowdoinham near the shore of Merrymeeting Bay for over 35 years where he operates helicopter, welding, kayaking and farming businesses. His broad based background in the natural sciences includes over 45 years as an outdoor educator, some of that as a mountaineering instructor for the National […]

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Mar 23, 2019
Episode 20: Public Lands Grazing with George Wuerthner
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George Wuerthner is a professional photographer, writer and ecologist. He has written more than two dozen books on natural history and other environmental topics. He is currently the ecological projects director for the Foundation for Deep Ecology. Wuerthner has visited hundreds of mountain ranges around the West, more than 380 wilderness areas, more than 180 […]

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Mar 15, 2019
Episode 19: John Miles On The New Wilderness Bill
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John Miles

It’s been a long time since we’ve had a win like the one that is expected to be signed by the President soon. The conservation community is buzzing about the Charles Dingell Jr. Conservation Management and Recreation Act, and rightly so. The legislation permanently continues the federal Land Water Conservation Fund, which helps pay for […]

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Mar 08, 2019
Episode 18: Nancy Stranahan Rewilding Southern Ohio
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nancy stranahan

Topics: The fantastic biodiversity of southern Ohio Wildlands Philanthropy: protecting key areas by buying them Black bears and high population and industrial centers Bugs, fireflies, and miracles Native American heritage sites: earth works Nancy Stranahan serves as the Director of the Arc of Appalachia Preserve System, and was one of the non-profit’s founders in 1995. […]

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Feb 16, 2019
Episode 17: Mark Fisher on Rewilding Drift in Europe
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A biochemist by training, Mark Fisher has worked in the pharmaceutical industry and in pure science. In a change of direction, he qualified as a Permaculture Designer, and did work in landscape design. Mark launched a manifesto for rewilding Britain in 2003 having been inspired by hiking the National Parks and open spaces of Canada […]

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Feb 08, 2019
Episode 16: Tyler Socash Adirondack Wilderness and Thru-Hiking Adventures
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Tyler Socash, Adirondack Mountain Club

Tyler Socash is the Adirondack Mountain Club's Outdoor Skills Coordinator. The day after completing his master's degree at the University of Rochester, Tyler embarked on a 7,000-mile thru-hiking immersion into wilderness.

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Jan 25, 2019
Episode 15: Nicole Rosmarino on Rewilding The American Serengeti
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Nicole Rosmarino, Ph.D. helped found the Southern Plains Land Trust (SPLT) in 1998 and has served as its Executive Director since 2011. In her work for SPLT, she is striving to create large shortgrass prairie wildlife refuges that emulate the “American Serengeti” that once occurred in the Great Plains.

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Jan 18, 2019
Episode 14: A Rewilding Success Story on the Elwha River
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Tim McNulty

It's not often, especially these days, that we get to hear about a really big Rewilding  victory. Today is one of those days.

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Jan 09, 2019
Episode 13: Camilla Fox from Project Coyote
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Camilla Fox is the founder and executive director of Project Coyote, a national non-profit organization that promotes compassionate conservation and coexistence between people and wildlife through education, science, and advocacy. With over 20 years of experience working on behalf of wildlife and wildlands and a Masters degree in wildlife ecology, policy, and conservation, Camilla’s work […]

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Dec 28, 2018
Episode 12: Paul Jepson on Rewilding in Europe
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Paul Jepson is course director of Oxford University‘s Master in Science in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management. He’s also a Senior Research Fellow with the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. He’s held Senior Research Fellowships with the Environmental Change Institute and the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the Said Business School. Paul is […]

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Dec 20, 2018
Episode 11: Vance Russell – Rewilding in North America and Europe
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Vance Russell is the head of biodiversity at Ecosulis which provides a variety of services including rewilding, wildlands plans, and approaches to landscape-scale conservation. Vance was California Director of Programs for the National Forest Foundation where he managed forestry projects throughout the state. He was also director of Audubon California’s Landowner Stewardship Program working with […]

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Dec 14, 2018
Episode 10: Bob Leverett On Vital Importance Of Old Growth, Carbon Sequestration, and Forest Recovery
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Bob Leverett is the co-founder of the Native Tree Society, co-founder and President of Friends of Mohawk Trail State Forest, chairperson for the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Forest Reserves Scientific Advisory Committee, the co-author of the American Forests Champion Tree-Measuring Guidelines handbook. He is also co-author of several books including the Sierra Club […]

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Dec 03, 2018
Episode 9: Joan Maloof, Executive Director of Old-Growth Forest Network
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Joan Maloof, Professor Emeritus at Salisbury University, founded the Old-Growth Forest Network to preserve, protect and promote the country's few remaining stands of old-growth forest. She spends her time lecturing, writing, visiting forests, assisting private landowners, and supporting local groups trying to protect community forests from development.

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Nov 21, 2018
Episode 8: Jamie Phillips – Eddie Foundation, Wildlands Philanthropy, and Green Cemeteries
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Just in time for Halloween! Learn how to protect wildlands and wildways, and even how to "die green!"A conversation with Jamie Phillips, founder and Executive Director of the Eddy Foundation. With your host: John Davis

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Oct 31, 2018
Episode 7: Dave Parsons Mexican Wolf Recovery Status
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Dave Parsons, Carnivore Conservation Biologist

John Davis, Executive Director of The Rewilding Institute, interviews Dave Parsons, former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Rewilding Board member, about the Mexican Wolf reintroduction and recovery program in the United States Southwest.

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Oct 22, 2018
Episode 6: John Davis On Rewilding In The Northeast
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John Davis is executive director of The Rewilding Institute and editor of Rewilding Earth. For Rewilding, he serves as a wildways scout, editor, interviewer, and writer.

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Oct 11, 2018
Episode 5: Tom Rooney on Wolves, Pine Martens, and Rewilding in the Upper Midwest
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tom rooney

Professor Tom Rooney is an ecologist, conservation biologist, and advocate for good stewardship of wild places and the wild things that live there. His scientific reputation is built on the management problems and challenges posed by white-tailed deer.

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Oct 01, 2018
Episode 4: Rewilding Argentina With Conservation Land Trust
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ibera wildlife argentina

Today, Rewilding Institute Director John Davis takes us to Ibera Argentina, where he interviewed Conservation Land Trust staffers Sofia Heinonen, Luli Masera, and Sebastian Di Martino about rewilding efforts in the region, including their work with Jaguars, Peccary, Macaws, and lowland Tapirs. Iberá, located in the center and center-north of the province of Corrientes, Argentina, is one of the most […]

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Sep 23, 2018
Episode 3: Patagonia’s Rick Ridgeway Talks Rewilding, Climate Change, and Activist Companies
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rick-ridgeway

Today I talk with Rick about conservation initiatives and activism in which Patagonia is leading or taking part, what it means to be an "activist company," and how listeners can continue to help make sure companies are in business for the right reasons.

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Sep 15, 2018
Episode 2: Reed Noss On History of Wilderness Recovery and Rewilding
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What is “Rewilding?” Episode 2 – Part 2 of the “What is Rewilding” series on the Rewilding Earth podcast. Introduction “Reed Noss has been publishing on conservation biology since the early 1980s, shortly after the first texts that used the name appeared. He is especially well known for his work developing concepts and approaches for […]

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Sep 06, 2018
Episode 1: Dave Foreman On The History and Definition of Rewilding
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Dave Foreman

Dave Foreman, Founder of The Rewilding Institute and coiner of the term "Rewilding," discusses its origin and history on Episode 1 of the new Rewilding Earth Podcast.

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Aug 30, 2018