All Creatures Podcast
Episode 236: Dr. David Shiffman on Shark Conservation

Episode 236: Dr. David Shiffman on Shark Conservation

July 16, 2021

Dr. David Shiffman is a shark biologist who has dedicated his life to the study and preservation of sharks in our oceans. He is currently in South Florida, where he is working to understand sharks better, particularly off the coast of Miami in Biscayane Bay. He is also heavily involved in public outreach through his multiple social media channels. In our interview Dr. Shiffman talks everything sharks and lays to rest some disinformation out there and also tells us what the future looks like for sharks worldwide. 

You can follow him at:

Save Our Seas Website HERE

Twitter (@whysharksmatter)

IG (@whysharksmatter)

Facebook HERE

Episode 235: Almost Gone, The Great Hammerhead Shark

Episode 235: Almost Gone, The Great Hammerhead Shark

July 14, 2021

We continue to cover species from the ocean during this Plastic Free July with the Great Hammerhead Shark. There are 9 species of hammerhead sharks, all are on a trajectory to extinction. Alarmingly, the largest of the family, the Great Hammerhead, is critically endangered. Due to the pressures of overfishing, shark finning, by catch, and others, the Great Hammerhead is in deep peril. These incredibly unique sharks with their hammer heads deserve our attention and they need your help. This week, again we are talking sharks and specifically, what makes the hammerhead shark one of the most unique animals in the world. 

If you would like to join us this Plastic Free July you can join us https://plasticfree.ecochallenge.org/ and search for the All Creatures Podcast team. Please help to keep our oceans clean. 

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. 

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Episode 234: Whitley Award Winner Pedro Fruet on conserving Lahille’s Bottlenose Dolphins

Episode 234: Whitley Award Winner Pedro Fruet on conserving Lahille’s Bottlenose Dolphins

July 10, 2021

Pedro Fruet was recently awarded the prestigious Whitley Award from the Whitley Fund for Nature. The endangered Lahille's Bottlenose Dolphin is only one of two subspecies of the Common Bottlenose dolphin.  They have an estimated population of only around 600 individuals left in world off the coast of Argentina and southern Brazil and Uruguay. Pedro is leading the effort to save these special animals. He is working with local fisheries and government officials to help reduce the amount of bycatch, which is responsible for nearly 40% of dolphin fatalities in the area. He is also focused on educating the locals on the importance of the dolphins, among many other efforts. 

You can learn more about Pedro Fruet and the Whitley Nature Fund by going HERE

Show notes HERE

Episode 233: Blown Away by the Bottlenose Dolphin

Episode 233: Blown Away by the Bottlenose Dolphin

July 7, 2021

As we observe 'Plastic Free July," we return to the ocean to learn about the much loved Bottlenose Dolphin. We are always blown away by these special aquatic mammals. Dolphins are recognized as incredibly intelligent mammals and in this week's podcast we especially focus on their incredible behaviors. You will not want to miss it. Also, most are now aware that our oceans are continually polluted with plastics and other garbage. We briefly highlight these issues and more facing dolphins, whales and all other aquatic life. You can join us this month and pledge to reduce your own plastic consumption and waste. 

If you would like to join us this Plastic Free July you can join us https://plasticfree.ecochallenge.org/ and search for the All Creatures Podcast team. Please help to keep our oceans clean. 

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 232: Whitley Gold Award Winner Dr. Paula Kahumbu w/justice for people and wildlife in Africa

Episode 232: Whitley Gold Award Winner Dr. Paula Kahumbu w/justice for people and wildlife in Africa

July 1, 2021

Dr. Paula Kahumbu is one of the most recognized woman working in conservation in Africa. She was recently awarded the incredibly prestigious Whitley Gold Award for all her hard work in preserving wildlife in Africa. Dr. Kahumbu was instrumental in helping to curb the ivory trade in Kenya. She hosts a television show, Wildlife Warriors, that is one of the most popular shows in Kenya. She is leading efforts to set up an Environmental Justice Desk to help solve human-wildlife conflicts. Her list of accomplishments and projects goes on and on. She is a true conservation hero and an inspirational leader to not only so many women across the world, but anyone with an interest in animal conservation. 

You can learn more about Dr. Paula Kahumbu and her Whitley Gold Award by going HERE 

Episode 231: Bounding Bush Babies

Episode 231: Bounding Bush Babies

June 30, 2021

This week we head back to Africa to cover one of their more endearing primates, the Bush Baby. Specifically, we are covering the critically endangered Rhondo Dwarf Bush Baby. There are approximately 20 different species of Bush Baby in Africa, which are also called Galagos and resemble some of our earliest primate ancestors. The Rhondo Dwarf Bush baby is native to the coastal region of Tanzania living in the evergreen forests in the Tanzanian highlands. Due to deforestation and human encroachment, this species is at extinctions door step. Only two small populations of these animals exist today, separated by over 250 miles (400 km).  While highlighting this species, we also talk about some generalities of all the species of Bush Babies and just what makes them so special. 

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 able to donate to the Coral Reef Foundation, Red Panda Network, helped provide chum ($$) for OCEARCH, funding to train rangers in Africa with Global Conservation Force and so much more. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content.  Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

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Episode 230: Whitley Award Winner Nuklu Phom in Nagaland saving the Amur Falcon

Episode 230: Whitley Award Winner Nuklu Phom in Nagaland saving the Amur Falcon

June 24, 2021

Nuklu Phom was recently awarded the prestigious Whitley Award from the Whitley Fund for Nature. Nuklu has been instrumental in leading efforts to preserve the Amur Falcon in Nagaland, India. The Amur Falcon is the world's longest migrating bird of prey and Nagaland is a critical stop along their long migration. Over a decade ago, Amur Falcons were being poached in the tens of thousands. However, Nuklu helped organize a grassroots effort to not only halt the poaching, but also preserve Nagaland's natural resources. His project that is being supported by the Whitley Fund for Nature is called "Establishing a biodiversity peace corridor in Nagaland." He is a true conservation hero and his story is one that needs to be told. 

You can learn more about Sammy Safari and the Whitley Nature Fund by going HERE

Show notes HERE

Episode 229: The Migrating Amur Falcon

Episode 229: The Migrating Amur Falcon

June 22, 2021

Birds continue to fascinate us, and the Amur Falcon is no exception. This fascinating raptor migrates farther than any other bird of prey on Earth. They reside in the Amur region of north China, Mongolia, Russia for part of the year, and then go on an incredible journey all the way down to South Africa. In this week's podcast we cover just how these birds make such an incredible trek. We also highlight Nagaland in Eastern India. It is a critical stop for the Amur Falcon before a long trek over the Indian Ocean. For years the Amur Falcon was poached by the tens of thousands. But conservationists, to include this week's interview Nuklu Phom, another Whitely Fund for Nature award winner, stepped in and stopped it. This is an incredible story about an incredible bird and not one to miss. 

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 able to donate to the Coral Reef Foundation, Red Panda Network, helped provide chum ($$) for OCEARCH, funding to train rangers in Africa with Global Conservation Force and so much more. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content.  Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

Thank you so much for your support!

You can visit our website HERE

 

 

Episode 228: Giraffe w/Mike Bona Global Conservation Force

Episode 228: Giraffe w/Mike Bona Global Conservation Force

June 17, 2021

In honor of Giraffe Day, June 21, we welcome Global Conservation Force Giraffe Project Coordinator Mike Bona. Giraffe are suffering what many are calling a "silent extinction." They have suffered a 40% reduction in their population in just the last 15 years. Mike is a long time hoof stock keeper at the LA Zoo and has been involved in many conservation projects with many endangered species. His focus has primarily been in Giraffe and has now joined Global Conservation Force to protect and preserve these majestic animals. 

You can learn more about Global Conservation Force by visiting their website HERE

Episode 227: Giraffe-like Gerenuk

Episode 227: Giraffe-like Gerenuk

June 15, 2021

The Gerenuk like a giraffe is a long-necked herbivore. While not closely related to giraffes, the Gerenuk has evolved to grow long necks to reach foliage that many other herbivores cant. They are a very unique antelope species from Africa. In this week's podcast we talk about this species and all its interesting adaptations to survive in the Horn of Africa. The Gerenuk is also sliding towards extinction and we discuss what some conservation organizations are doing to help them. Yet, we do also bring some feel good conservation stories from Africa and just how you may participate as "remote rangers." We hope you enjoy this week's species. 

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 able to donate to the Coral Reef Foundation, Red Panda Network, helped provide chum ($$) for OCEARCH, funding to train rangers in Africa with Global Conservation Force and so much more. We also offer bonus episodes and supporter only content.  Please considering supporting us at Patreon HERE.

Thank you so much for your support!

You can visit our website HERE

 

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