Bernie Krauss is an American musician and soundscape ecologist. In 1968, he founded Wild Sanctuary, an organization dedicated to the recording and archiving of natural soundscapes. Krauss is an author, a bio-acoustician, a speaker, and natural sound artist. He helped define the field of study of soundscape ecology.
Luigi Boitani is chair of the Large Carnivore Initiative for Europe (LCIE). He is also a professor in the Department of Animal and Human Biology at the University of Rome. Prof. Boitani is a world leading authority on wolves, and many papers and books are centered on wolf biology, wolf management and human attitudes towards wolves. Today we talk about large carnivores in Europe.
Annette Smith is executive director of Vermonters for a Clean Environment, an organization she co-founded 15 years ago with Vermont citizens when a large energy project was proposed for her region. After successfully defeating that project, Annette has worked with Vermonters throughout the state to defeat large quarries, landfills, farms, and other large energy proposals while also improving Vermont’s groundwater protection laws. Annette has lived off-grid with solar in Vermont for more than 20 years, hand milks a cow, has a flock of chickens, grows most of her own food including citrus in a greenhouse, and seeks change through collaboration when possible and opposition when necessary
Josh Schlossberg is editor of The Biomass Monitor, the nationâ€™s leading publication investigating the whole story on bioenergy, biomass, and biofuels. Subscribe to quarterly email issues at TheBiomassMonitor.org, like them on Twitter or follow them on Facebook.
Carrie Culp is the founder and director of Painted Dog Research Trust USA. She fell in love with African painted dogs after reading about them in a book she found in her elementary school library. She is a FGASA certified Level 1 Field Guide (Safari Guide), trained in South Africa in Karongwe Game Reserve and enjoys sharing her passion for African wildlife on trips to Africa as well as at home in Seattle, WA. Today we talk about critically endangered African painted dogs.
Deborah Tabart OAM, CEO of the Australian Koala Foundation, is fondly known as the Koala Woman. She has been at her post since February 1988. At that time she was told to raise $5m and “save the Koala.” Since then, Deborah has focussed her attention on mapping Koala habitat. If you cannot save a habitat, you will never save any species. The AKF takes no Government funding and has, over the years spoken more and more confidently about the plight of the Koala. The AKF scientifically estimates there are between 50,000 and 100,000 Koalas in the wild remaining. Deborah believes that the lower number is the accurate figure. Between 1890 and 1927, the AKF has found manifests for 8m koala skins which were sold on the New York and London fur market. Today we discuss the plight of the koalas.
Dr. Lilliana Corredor is the Founder & Coordinator of Scientists for the Mekong. For the last 35 years she has worked worldwide to protect water. She has worked with Peasants, Farmers, School kids, Community Groups, Indigenous tribes, Fishermen, Government departments (for free), NGOs, the Public. Today we talk about Mekong River Ecocide.
Stephanie Fennessy and Julian Fennessy. Together they are co-founders of the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, the only NGO in the world that focuses on preservation of giraffes in the wild. Between them they have more than 30 years experience protecting giraffes.
Dahr Jamail is an award winning journalist and author who is a full-time staff reporter for Truthout.org. He is currently working on a book about abrupt climate change, called The End of Ice.
Rob Laidlaw has spent more than 35 years working to protect animals of all kinds. His work spans multiple countries and has involved a wide range of successful campaigns and projects, including initiatives to change laws, raise public awareness, litigate in the courts and rescue animals. Rob is a Chartered biologist, founder of the wildlife protection organization Zoocheck and an award-winning author of nine children’s books about animal welfare and wildlife protection. In 2014, he received the Frederic A. McGrand Award for substantial contributions to animal welfare in Canada.