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Conservation Optimism

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Artivism and conservation with Sofiya Shukhova In this episode, Julia and Sofia talk to artivist Sofiya Shukhova about the complexities of the wildlife trade and finding inspiration in unexpected places. Sofia Castello y Tickell, Julia Migne, Sofiya Shukhova 08 Nov 2021
2 Becoming a field conservationist with Rachel Ashegbofe Ikemeh In this episode, Sofia and Julia talk to conservationist Rachel Ashegbofe Ikemeh about conserving chimpanzees, the importance of mentorship, and also being a woman in the field. Rachel Ashegbofe Ikemeh, Julia Migne, Sofia Castello y Tickell 04 Oct 2021
3 Shifting perspectives with Sara Lil Middleton In this episode, Julia and Sofia talk to plant ecologist Sara Lil Middleton about seeing beyond the “green carpet” to understand grasses and climate change and her work to promote equality and diversity in the biological sciences. Sara Lil Middleton, Sofia Castello y Tickell, Julia Migne 10 Sep 2021
4 Inspiring love for insects with Dino Martins In this episode, Sofia and Julia talk to Kenyan entomologist Dino Martins about his passion for insects, the importance of art, and his work engaging farmers in conservation. Dino Martins, Sofia Castello y Tickell, Julia Migne 16 Aug 2021
5 Nature Notes: Spotting tree kangaroos with Danny Nane In this week’s Nature Note, Danny shares his childhood experience with endangered Matschie’s tree kangaroos in Papua New Guinea’s first protected area. Danny Nane, Sofia Castello y Tickell, Julia Migne 04 Aug 2021
6 Nature Notes: Smelling sage with Mike Clark In this week’s Nature Note, Mike transports us to a sagebrush prairie in Montana and reconciles big spaces with small details. Mike Clark, Sofia Castello y Tickell, Julia Migne 30 Jul 2021
7 Nature Notes: Monitoring Scottish wildcats with Lara Semple In this week’s Nature Notes mini-episode, we hear from Lara Semple about how monitoring Scottish wildcats led to the most exciting text she ever received. Lara Semple, Sofia Castello y Tickell, Julia Migne 22 Jul 2021