All Creatures Podcast
Episode 246: Educating the Next Generation w/Dr. Amanda Romo

Episode 246: Educating the Next Generation w/Dr. Amanda Romo

September 23, 2021

We all are aware of the ecological crisis we find ourselves in. This week we interview Dr. Amanda Romo, who is a professor and Director of the Learning Center at East Los Angeles College. Realizing the need to inform and educate the next generation on our world, she turned to the All Creatures Podcast as a learning tool for her students. In our interview, Dr. Romo talks about how she has integrated our podcast and using other tools to teach her students. She gives fascinating insight into how today's college students are not as aware about the planet's ecological degradation and how that knowledge can be integrated into any subject. 

Dr. Romo started her education at Pasadena City College, and then transferred to CSU Los Angeles, where she got her bachelor's and master's in English literature.  She then did her doctorate in education at Arizona State University.  In addition to teaching English/Composition, she is also am the director of the Learning Center at East Los Angeles College. She describes herself as an armchair scientist, and she loves to learn and read about wildlife conservation.  She states, "The connection between wildlife conservation and climate change is a critical one, and it's a place where I see hope for the future.  I'm especially interested in what happens when young adults are exposed to or engaged in wildlife conservation and how that can make them better stewards of the planet.  I think that if we learn to love animals, and we want to protect animals, we will learn to protect ourselves."

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Episode 245: Rambunctious Raccoons

Episode 245: Rambunctious Raccoons

September 21, 2021

Raccoons are a beloved species native to the Americas. These smaller carnivores are known for their high intelligence and incredible dexterity. You also might be surprised to learn Raccoons have been introduced to Europe and also Japan. They are now well established in these regions of the world. Additionally, while Raccoons as a whole are doing quite well living next to  humans, some subspecies are endangered. They are very adaptable creatures and have so many fun behaviors that you will want to hear more about. Overall, Raccoons are just a fun species to learn more about. 

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we were recently able to send money to the American Cetacean Society and Project Coyote conservation groups. We recently posted a bonus episode, the Blue Footed Booby, for our Patreon only subscribers and will be offering more bonus content soon!

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Episode 244: Krazy for Kookaburras

Episode 244: Krazy for Kookaburras

September 15, 2021

We once again head down under to Australia to cover one of its most iconic birds, the Laughing Kookaburra. With its extremely unique call, the Kookaburra is a favorite the world over. From the Family of kingfishers, Kookaburra's are an important species to the Australian continent and are also found in Papa New Guinea. The Laughing Kookaburra is the more famous of these birds and are a complete joy to learn more about. Australia and its wildlife, like most regions on the planet, are under threat of extinction. Thus, they deserve our love and attention. 

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we were recently able to send money to the American Cetacean Society and Project Coyote conservation groups. We recently posted a bonus episode, the Blue Footed Booby, for our Patreon only subscribers and will be offering more bonus content soon!

Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

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Episode 243: Down Under with Dingos

Episode 243: Down Under with Dingos

September 9, 2021

One of the more iconic mammals of Australia, this week we cover the Dingo. As a member of the Canid family, Dingos are technically not native to Australia. Rather, they were introduced by humans thousands of years ago. However, Dingos have remained relatively untouched from human interference for thousands of years. Today Dingos play a critical role in maintaining balance in Australia's ecosystem. These are amazing animals doing amazing things. It was a real pleasure to bring you this week's podcast covering everything Dingo!!

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we were recently able to send money to the American Cetacean Society and Project Coyote conservation groups. We recently posted a bonus episode, the Blue Footed Booby, for our Patreon only subscribers and will be offering more bonus content soon!

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Episode 242: The Rugged Rocky Mountain Goat

Episode 242: The Rugged Rocky Mountain Goat

September 1, 2021

The Rocky Mountain Goat seems to defy gravity. They can scale and leap with ease across some of the most intense terrain on earth. What is especially interesting is the Rocky Mountain Goat is not a true "goat" but rather a "goat antelope." They also are the largest mammal that lives and survives at some of our highest altitudes, as well as in some of the harshest terrain in North America. They are just an absolute wonder to learn about.  While not yet listed as a species threatened with extinction, with climate change and other pressures their populations are in decline. They are a species to keep an eye on. In this week's podcast we explore this species and what makes them one of the most unique mammals on our planet. 

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we were recently able to send money to the American Cetacean Society and Project Coyote conservation groups. We recently posted a bonus episode, the Blue Footed Booby, for our Patreon only subscribers and will be offering more bonus content soon!

Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

You can  also visit our website HERE

 

Episode 241: Orangutan Conservation w/Leif_Cocks

Episode 241: Orangutan Conservation w/Leif_Cocks

August 26, 2021

We are so excited to have one of the world's foremost orangutan experts, Leif Cocks, on to discuss the peril of one of our most beloved primates. Leif is the founder and president of The Orangutan Project. From there website it states, The Orangutan Project was established in 1998 by founder and world-renowned orangutan expert, Leif Cocks, as a result of his almost 30 year career working with orangutans. Leif is a passionate campaigner for orangutans and has been the President of The Orangutan Project since its inception.  Leif’s years in the field have earned him respect within the conservation field. He has been a key player in developing conservation plans for orangutans and influencing positive change for orangutan protection and survival. This includes the first ever successful reintroduction of the zoo-born orangutan. This respect has given The Orangutan Project world standing in conservation.

You can learn more about Leif and The Orangutan Project by visiting HERE

Episode 240: Captivated by Clouded Leopards

Episode 240: Captivated by Clouded Leopards

August 18, 2021

We are back in Asia to chat about another big cat heading towards extinction, the Clouded Leopard. These magnificent cats are the oldest of the modern big cats and some of the most beautiful. Native to southern and south-eastern Asia, Clouded Leopards are facing extinction. much like big cousins the Tiger. Clouded Leopards are a special animal, with traits superior to almost any other cat species. They have the largest canine teeth to skull ratio of any cat. Their canine teeth, measuring up to 2 inches (5 cm), are the same size as the aforementioned adult Tiger!!  They are specially adapted to climb up and down trees, better than almost any other species of cat on the planet. These are truly amazing cats and are a real pleasure to learn about. 

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we were recently able to send money to the American Cetacean Society and Project Coyote conservation groups. We recently posted a bonus episode, the Blue Footed Booby, for our Patreon only subscribers and will be offering more bonus content soon!

Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

You can  also visit our website HERE

 

Episode 239: Wildlife Biologist and Four Fifths a Grizzly author Douglas Chadwick

Episode 239: Wildlife Biologist and Four Fifths a Grizzly author Douglas Chadwick

August 11, 2021

Douglas Chadwick has led an incredible career as a wildlife biologist and author. He has written 14 books and more than 200 articles for multiple magazines to include National Geographic. In fact, he was with National Geographic for over 35 years. Doug brings insight into our natural world like none other. He has traveled all over the world and has personally observed multiple aquatic and terrestrial species, and all the deterioration of our natural spaces. In his latest book, Four Fifths a Grizzly, Douglas discusses our place in the natural world. This is an incredible book spanning multiple topics that any wildlife enthusiast needs to read. 

You can learn more about Douglas Chadwick HERE

You can learn more about Four Fifths a Grizzly HERE

 

Episode 238: Bye Bye Bluefin Tuna

Episode 238: Bye Bye Bluefin Tuna

July 27, 2021

While tuna is a fish many eat around the world, these fish are heading towards extinction. This is especially true of the most prized Bluefin Tuna. In fact, one 600 lb. Bluefin Tuna sold for $3 million USD at a market in Japan making this fish one highly sought after. The result is, Bluefin Tuna now number only 3.3% of their historic population. This is also distressing because tuna are some of the most unique and amazing fish in our world's oceans. They exhibit especially unique physiology and behaviors not observed in other fish. This week we take a deep dive (pun intended) into the world of tuna, with a particular focus on the Bluefin Tuna. The good news is, conservation efforts are being made around the world to not only protect Bluefin Tuna, but the other tuna species. We have so much to learn about our oceans and all the species that inhabit it. 

For one cup of "good" coffee a month you can support your favorite podcast on Patreon and give back to conservation. With your support we were recently able to send money to the American Cetacean Society and Project Coyote conservation groups. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content. 

Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

You can  also visit our website HERE

Episode 237: Whitley Award Winner Dr Kini Roesler on saving the Hooded Grebe in Patagonia

Episode 237: Whitley Award Winner Dr Kini Roesler on saving the Hooded Grebe in Patagonia

July 22, 2021

Dr. Kini Roelser is another amazing award winner from the prestigious Whitley Fund for Nature. Dr. Roelser is working hard to save the critically endangered Hooded Grebe and other wildlife on the Patagonia Steppe. The Hooded Grebe was only discovered in the 1970s and has suffered a dramatic 80% decline in their population over the last 20 years. Dr. Roelser shares with us his work and all the pressures this bird and other native wildlife in Patagonia are suffering from. He gives us great insight to what is happening in his part of the world in South America. 

** NOTE: If you hear occasional baby noises during the interview you are not going crazy. Angie did an amazing job interviewing Dr. Roelser while keeping her newborn Maddox happy. She is an amazing mother and dedicated educator**

You can learn more about Dr. Kini Roelser and the Whitley Nature Fund by going HERE

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