Interviews-Reviews

Rat Island
Rat Island

by Julia Osterman

The battles of island conservation come to life in Will Stolzenburg’s riveting tale. He recounts the efforts of determined conservationists to bring scores of wildlife back from the brink of extinction…

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- May 14, 2012
Ethnobotany and Ethnocide: an interview with Wade Davis
Ethnobotany and Ethnocide: an interview with Wade Davis

by Danielle Vilaplana

Loss of biodiversity and cultural diversity are inextricably linked in a developing world. While genocide is widely condemned, ethnocide – the complete destruction of entire cultures – is tacitly accepted…

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- May 07, 2012
Q&A with Luke Dollar
Q&A with Luke Dollar

by Julia Osterman

Luke Dollar, a conservation biologist whose work on the fossa in Madagascar has revealed much about an otherwise esoteric species, speaks about the importance of involving people in conservation, his research…

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- Apr 30, 2012
Q&A with Will Stolzenburg
Q&A with Will Stolzenburg

by Julia Osterman

Julia Osterman speaks with conservationist and author Will Stolzenburg, author of Where the Wild Things Were and the recently published Rat Island: Predators in Paradise and the World’s Greatest Wildlife…

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- Apr 08, 2012
My Pantanal
My Pantanal

by Kathryn Pardo

In this simple yet stirring short film about life in the Pantanal, the big cat conservation organization Panthera reaches out to the people of Brazil in an attempt to discuss with them the importance of…

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- Mar 05, 2012
The Wayfinders
The Wayfinders

by Julia Osterman

Inside all technology-addicted Westerners is the capability to adapt to some of the world’s most desolate landscapes and to transcend their own worldviews to open their minds. Join author Wade Davis as…

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- Jan 09, 2012
Human Planet
Human Planet

by Altaire Cambata

Human Planet, the eight-piece documentary by the BBC provides well-timed insight into increasingly diminishing indigenous ways of life. However, is stunning footage enough to communicate their messages…

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- Dec 12, 2011
Saving Big Cats: an interview with Dr. Laurie Marker
Saving Big Cats: an interview with Dr. Laurie Marker

by Altaire Cambata

Dr. Laurie Marker is the co-founder and executive director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, which helps protect these charismatic big cats worldwide. She helped develop international captive breeding…

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- Dec 05, 2011
Q&A with Spencer Wells, author of Pandora’s Seed
Q&A with Spencer Wells, author of Pandora’s Seed

by Julia Osterman

Izilwane interviews eminent population geneticist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Spencer Wells to discuss his most recent book, Pandora’s Seed. He talks about the need to consider the long-term…

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- Nov 14, 2011
Pandora’s Seed: The Unforeseen Cost of Civilization
Pandora’s Seed: The Unforeseen Cost of Civilization

by Julia Osterman

In this stirring study of how civilization has strained the human relationship with the natural world, author Spencer Wells examines issues such as obesity, global warming, the rise of mental illness,…

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- Nov 07, 2011
Revisiting Gay Bradshaw’s Work
Revisiting Gay Bradshaw’s Work

by Zoe Krasney

Gay Bradshaw, founder of The Kerulos Center and of trans-species psychology, discusses animal forgiveness, extinction and genocide with Voices for Biodiversity’s Zoe Krasney.

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- Oct 30, 2011
A Conservation Conversation with Dr. Stuart Pimm
A Conservation Conversation with Dr. Stuart Pimm

by Julia Osterman

Stuart Pimm discusses the ethics behind conservation and the importance of involving local peoples in protecting their own local biodiversity.

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- Oct 17, 2011

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