George Wuerthner is the former Ecological Projects Director for the Foundation for Deep Ecology. He is an ecologist and wildlands activist. He has published 38 books on environmental issues and natural history including such environmentally focused books as Welfare Ranching, Wildfire, Thrillcraft, Energy and most recently Protecting the Wild. Today we talk about the need to expand the National Parks in the American West.
Brigitte Stevens is a Steven Irwin protégé who fell in love with an orphan wombat, sold her properties, left her family and friends and moved 2500 kilometres to establish the only free range, cage free wombat sanctuary. Brigitte and her friend Clare are the only people in the world who live within a community of wombats and are at the forefront of wombat advocacy.
Emanuel Pastreich is the director of the Asia Institute in Seoul, Korea, a think tank that has made the environment and technological change in Asia its central concern. Originally a scholar of classical Chinese literature, and more broadly Asian literature, he has advocated for closer cooperation across Asia to address the profound challenges of our age. He is fluent in Chinese, Japanese and Korean and has recently published a book in Chinese in which he advocates for a new vision of the Chinese economy based in part on traditional Chinese ideas about ecology from Confucianism and Daoism.
Alicen Grey is an award winning writer based in New York City. You can read more of her work at www.alicengrey.com. Today we talk about pedophile culture, and what we can do to stop it.
Four Arrows (Wahinkpe Topa), whose Anglo name is Donald Trent Jacobs, is a professor at Fielding Graduate University and formerly the Dean of Education at Oglala Lakota College on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He was selected by the Alternative Education Resource Organization as one of 27 visionaries in education, he won Martin-Springer Institute Moral Courage Award for his Activism, and has been involved in creating first the Marine No Take Zone on Pacific Coast of Mexico. He is an American Indian activist and author of 21 books and numerous articles and chapters about Indigenous worldview applications to contemporary world issues. His most recent book is Point of Departure: Returning to a More Authentic Worldview for Education and Survival.
Taylor Jones is the endangered species advocate for WildEarth Guardians, a western conservation group. She has a Master’s degree in Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and is dedicated to preserving the incredible lifeforms of planet Earth. Today we talk about Joshua trees.
Maria Diekmann was born in the United States but has spent more than half of her life in Namibia & raised her 3 children there. She stated REST (Rare and Endangered Species Trust) in 2000 to help protect & study virtually unknown animals like vultures, bats & pangolins.
Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, writer, and Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental Biology at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York. She is the founding Director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, whose mission is to create programs that draw on the wisdom of both indigenous and scientific knowledge for our shared concerns for Mother Earth.
Leah Lemieux is an author, lecturer, researcher, videographer, and producer who has been involved with cetacean protection, education and conservation initiatives for over twenty years. Her work, collaborating with key individuals and NGOs, takes her to many different countries, including Japan and the remote Faroe Islands, focusing on developing educational tools to foster positive solutions from within whaling nations. Today we talk about cetaceans
Dominic DiPaolo is a field botanist and vegetation ecologist who lives and works in the Klamath-Siskiyou region of southwest Oregon and northern California. For the past fifteen years he has studied the ecology and history of the forests, woodlands, shrub lands and grasslands of this diverse and complex region as well as gotten to know as many of its non-human inhabitants as possible. He has recently published work on the historical vegetation of the Applegate Valley in Oregon and is currently developing vegetation cover maps for Crater Lake National Park and Lava Beds National Monument. Today we talk about some of the excuses used by the timber industry, the government, and “environmental organizations” like The Nature Conservancy to facilitate deforestation.