Leading the Charge in Conservation Storytelling with Trish Sewe
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2w ago
In this Podcast, I’m super excited to be chatting with Trish Sewe, a phenomenal woman I look up to in the communications and storytelling space. Trish is currently working as the Chief Operations Officer at Wildlife Direct and is also leading the implementation and management of all aspects of the National Geographic’s Team Sayari and Nature Positive Kids Outreach project. Tune in to hear her incredible journey in conservation, her passion for leadership and communications. We also dig into Team Sayari and the impact they have achieved with this groundbreaking series which is kids lead. Listen ..read more
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A Conservation Journey Marked with Faith with Christian Mugabe
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2w ago
In this episode, I’m chatting with Christian Mugabe, the Founder of Ngozi Naturals, a social enterprise changing the lives of local people in Rwanda and making a positive contribution to Rwanda’s conservation goals. We talk through his childhood, education, and how he got into conservation. We also dive into founding Ngozi Naturals, the impact they have achieved so far, and how he is empowering women and working closely with local communities to make sustainable skin care products. Enjoy and be inspired ..read more
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From the Ground Up: The Incredible Story of Peter Erot Lokitela, SS, HSC.
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In this podcast, I’m super delighted and humbled to be speaking with Peter Erot Lokitela, SS, HSC. He calls himself the Elephant Man. Born and raised in Turkana from a very humble background, Lokitela has worked his way up from a ranger to now serving as the Deputy Director for Research and Conservation at the Mara Elephant Project. Tune in to get inspired by his journey , one marked with resilience, hard work, passion and an unmatched dedication. Enjoy ..read more
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Dr. Mukami Ruoro-Oundo A Wildlife Vet Driving Wildlife Conservation in Kenya Forward.
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2M ago
In this last episode of our series ‘Female Vets Driving Wildlife Conservation in Kenya Forward’ I’m super thrilled to be chatting with Dr. Mukami Ruoro-Oundo, a senior Veterinary officer working for the Kenya Wildlife Service. We talk through how her journey into veterinary medicine unfolded, the time she almost gave up her schooling to focus on another career, her time at a clinic in Nyali, Mombasa and how that propelled her further into her field of expertise. We also dig into what drives her passion for wildlife conservation, what her typical work day looks like, biggest threats facing wild ..read more
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Dr. Shaleen Sarange Angwenyi, A Wildlife Vet Driving Conservation Forward in Kenya
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2M ago
In our third episode of the series ‘Female Vets Driving Wildlife Conservation in Kenya Forward’ I’m super delighted to be chatting with Dr. Angwenyi, who is currently the Wildlife Health and Disease Surveillance Manager with Smithsonian’s Global Health Program in Kenya. We talk through her upbringing, education and how her passion for animals and wildlife grew. We also chat about what her day looks like working in the research project, and what that entails. We dive deep into her work with community rangers and how the development and training of the EarthRanger health tool is coming along plu ..read more
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A Deep Dive into the Snake World with Kyle Buster
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3M ago
In this special podcast, I’m chatting with Kyle Buster, Curator at the Watamu Snake Farm. Kyle, born and raised in Nairobi also grew up with his grandparents in Tanzania where he was immersed in the rich wildlife learning from his grandad and a Tindiga bushman, developing valuable bush skills and deepening his respect for nature at an early age. In this podcast, we chat more about his upbringing, what fuels his passion for snakes, and how he ended up working as Curator of the Watamu Snake Farm. We also talk through the biggest threats facing snakes in Kenya, the programs he helps run at the Wa ..read more
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Dr. Florence Kang’ethe, A Wildlife Vet Driving Conservation Forward in Kenya
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3M ago
In this second episode of our new series, I’m chatting with Dr. Florence, a female wildlife veterinarian based at Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Ol Pejeta Conservancy. We talk through her childhood, growing up surrounded by pets, her education and passion for conservation and her dreaded Meru National Park encounter with a lion. We also dive into her time working with Chimpanzees and black rhino at Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Get to hear her insights into how she aims to mentor young girls looking to venture into the world of veterinary medicine. Enjoy and be inspired ..read more
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Dr. Sharon Mulindi, A Wildlife Vet Driving Conservation Forward in Kenya
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3M ago
In this Podcast, I’m talking with Dr. Sharon Mulindi, a dedicated wildlife veterinarian committed to wildlife health and conservation. We talk through her journey into veterinary medicine, her passion for wildlife, and how she manages a healthy work life balance. We also dig into the threats she has come across facing wildlife and wild spaces in Kenya, a sneak peek into her day as a vet, and her final word to any women out there who are looking to follow her path. Enjoy & learn ..read more
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Catalyzing Restoration at a Larger Scale with Catherine Machungo
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3M ago
In this new podcast, I’m talking with Catherine Machungo, Carbon State at Natural State. We talk through her career and journey into conservation, how she and her colleagues at Natural State are creating tangible technological solutions that people can utilize and how Natural State is tackling climate change, biodiversity loss and land degradation. We also dig into the carbon conversation , technology and how Natural State ia looking to increase their capacity building and also work with local Universities in Kenya to create more impact. Enjoy ..read more
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Safeguarding Nairobi National Park with Felix Mutwiri
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4M ago
In this podcast, I’m talking with Felix Mutwiri, the Secretary, Friends of Nairobi National Park(FoNNaP). We talk through his journey into conservation, what drives his passion, all about FoNNaP, and the threats facing Kenya’s wildlife and wild spaces. We also dive into Nairobi National Park, how they are linkingthe local communities in management of the park and the youth as well and also fundraising strategies aimed at attracting more funds to safeguard Nairobi National Park. Enjoy ..read more
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