...I think we need to live more locally, more sustainably, more diversely, and more connectedly with nature... that's what I'd wave my (magic) wand and have happen.
EJ Milner Gulland
Professor of Biodiversity at Oxford University
WILD MEAT & COVID-19
Since COVID-19 was linked to wet markets in China, people have called for a global ban in the trade of bushmeat — now known as wild meat. But is this a good idea?! To explore this story and the complexities of wildlife trade and COVID-19, I had the great pleasure of speaking with Oxford Professor EJ Milner Gulland — imagine X-men's Charles Xavier, but swap out mutants for conservationists, telepathic abilities for superhuman research skills, and a wheelchair for a horse.
WHALE SHARKS & MARINE CONSERVATION
Since the launch of Seaspiracy (why wasn't it called 'Conspirasea'?!) there’s been a lot of controversy regarding the fishing industry and the real threats to our marine environment. To talk us through these issues, alongside everything whale shark-related, his research with Marine Megafauna Foundation, and some top tips for wildlife photography, I had the great pleasure of speaking with Dr Simon Pierce. Simon's not only a top notch scientist who's on the IUCN board for Whale Sharks, but an award winning filmmaker/photographer whose worked with the likes of BBC and NatGeo... and he loves a pun — what’s not to like?