Biodiversify-ing businesses and beyond with Michael Burgass (Director of Biodiversify)
Conservation Careers Podcast
by Conservation Careers
1w ago
Increasingly, the private sector is taking a growing interest in their impact on wildlife, and this could lead to a much-needed step change in conservation efforts. But why do companies care about nature? How can they assess and minimise their impacts? And what sort of jobs are opening up for conservationists seeking to work in this exciting area of change? Here to discuss these topics and many more is today's inspiring and thoughtful guest, Michael Burgass, Director at the consultancy Biodiversify. Biodviersify helps clients to understand and improve their relationship with nature, working at ..read more
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Lise Aangeenbrug | Chief Program Officer at the National Park Foundation
Conservation Careers Podcast
by Conservation Careers
3w ago
How do you raise nearly $100,000,000 per year to protect and conserve America’s 420+ National Park Sites?  Sites important for recreation, education, and the conservation of endangered landscapes, natural communities and species.  We discuss this, amongst many other things, with Lise Aangeenbrug.  Lise is the Chief Program Officer at America’s National Park Foundation, the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service charged with generating the funding needed to protect the National Park Sites.  In the podcast we talk about the network of National Park Sites in t ..read more
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Burnout in conservation
Conservation Careers Podcast
by Conservation Careers
1M ago
Have you ever felt like you’re energetically exhausted, mentally distant from your job, or less able to produce results at work? There’s a chance that these symptoms could be related to burnout. According to The World Health Organization (WHO), burnout is a syndrome “…resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.” As conservationists, our work is our passion, but that passion doesn’t make us immune to burnout. In fact, it might even make us more susceptible. And the effects of burnout can be dire for conservationists and their work. The WHO characterises burno ..read more
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Patience Thody | Deputy Chief Executive The Wildlife Trusts
Conservation Careers Podcast
by Conservation Careers
1M ago
If you’ve spent time in the UK and visited a local nature reserve, then chances are you’ve been to a site managed by one of the 46 individual Wildlife Trusts that collectively represent 2,000 staff, 35,000 volunteers and nearly 1 million members.   Helping to coordinate this huge force for nature is the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts of which today’s guest is their Deputy Chief Executive.  Patience Thody left the commercial banking sector and switched her career towards wildlife conservation and the charity sector.  She’s using her twenty years of HR and Operations Manage ..read more
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How important are volunteers in conservation? Rhoda Ludford - Volunteering Development Consultant with the RSPB
Conservation Careers Podcast
by Conservation Careers
2M ago
How important are volunteers in conservation?  What are the different types of work you can do as a volunteer, and how can it benefit your career?  We answer these and many more questions in discussion with today’s guest Rhoda Ludford.  Rhoda is the Volunteering Development Consultant with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds - Europe’s largest wildlife conservation organisation with over 2,000 staff, 10,000 volunteers and 1 million members.  Rhoda has worked for the RSPB for 22 years, mostly in volunteering development and have recently moved into species recovery ..read more
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Charu Mishra | The world’s foremost expert on snow leopard conservation
Conservation Careers Podcast
by Conservation Careers
3M ago
We ran a live event in partnership with Conservation Optimism, to explore and celebrate the work of Dr Charu Mishra - the world’s foremost expert on snow leopard conservation, and double Whitley Gold Award Winner. Conservation Optimism is a global community dedicated to inspiring people to make a positive difference for nature, and co-hosting the live event with me was Sofia Castelló y Tickell.  Together we spoke to Charu, who is the Executive Director of the International Snow Leopard Trust and Co-Founder of India’s Nature Conservation Foundation. He’s spent 25 years working to increase ..read more
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Dr Rebecca Jefferson | The power of social science for conservation
Conservation Careers Podcast
by Conservation Careers
3M ago
Why should more conservationists learn to study people?   To better understand them as individuals, communities and societies, alongside their complex behaviours and interactions.  This is what today’s podcast is all about, and it’s something termed social science.  Here to discuss the power of social science for conservation is today’s guest Dr Rebecca Jefferson.  Rebecca runs Human Nature, a social enterprise which seeks to empower conservationists to have a more positive impact on the planet through training, collaboration and support.  We talk about why social ..read more
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How to raise more funding for wildlife conservation
Conservation Careers Podcast
by Conservation Careers
4M ago
  What can Coca-Cola teach us about how to better save wildlife, in Australia and beyond?  And why should more governments set up charitable foundations to protect their national parks and threatened wildlife?  We discuss these and many other issues with today’s inspiring guest - David Goldman.  David is the Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer at the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife in Australia.  A truly innovative model, the FNPW is the Charity Partner of Australia’s Government, with a mission to safeguard their wilderness and wildlife for future gen ..read more
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Podcast | Laura Dempsey | Collaboration, Education & Innovation (Volunteers for Future) 
Conservation Careers Podcast
by Conservation Careers
5M ago
    What role do schoolchildren play in conservation efforts?   Why target them specifically, and how do you successfully establish and grow a conservation enterprise from scratch - now empowering over 13,000 young people to help tackle climate change and wildlife conservation.  That’s what today’s inspiring guest - Laura Dempsey - has achieved with Volunteers for Future.  Volunteers for Future harness the power of collaboration, bringing together passionate volunteers, young people, expert conservation organisations and schools.  They deliver action-led conservat ..read more
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Renewing biodiversity through a people-in-nature approach (RENEW) with Professor Kevin Gaston
Conservation Careers Podcast
by Conservation Careers
5M ago
How do people and nature interact? How does nature benefit people? Which interactions have the greatest impacts, and how can research into these questions help tackle some of the biggest issues facing wildlife today?  These are some of the questions which today’s guest has dedicated his career to tackling.  Kevin Gaston is a Professor of Biodiversity and Conservation at the University of Exeter.  His work ranges from characterising people’s personalised ecologies to identifying priority areas for nature recovery.  In this podcast, we talk about his fascinating research focu ..read more
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