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Podcast: Sandy Stewart | Sharkwater Extinction and Rob Stewart’s Legacy

After witnessing the indiscriminate killing of sharks within marine reserves, Canadian conservationist, photographer, and film documentary maker Rob Stewart became determined to change public attitudes towards one of the planet’s most maligned and misunderstood animals. In 2006 he premiered the groundbreaking ‘Sharkwater‘ which explored the beauty of sharks and put the devastating issue of shark finning on the world stage. Tragically the visionary who inspired a whole generation of conservationists drowned off the Florida Keys in January 2017. In December 2018, Rob’s mother Sandy was in London for a private screening of ‘Sharkwater: Extinction’ where Charlie Moores spoke with her.

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Podcast: Poole Harbour Ospreys 2018 | Dr Tim Mackrill and Paul Morton

Poole Harbour in Dorset is the site for a rather special conservation project aiming to create a breeding population of Ospreys by translocating chicks from Scotland. Charlie Moores was on hand to witness the arrival of fourteen Osprey chicks, and talked with Paul Morton (Birds Of Poole Harbour), Tim Mackrill (Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation), and Brittany Maxted (manager of the Poole Harbour Osprey Project) about the birds, how it felt handling such a ‘precious cargo’, and how the team avoid the chicks imprinting on them rather than on the local area.

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Podcast: Tom Langton | The Badger Cull – Judicial Challenge

Charlie Moores talks with renowned ecologist Tom Langton to understand more about the basis for legal challenges to the government-sanctioned badger cull, about the ‘carnivore release effect’ which has astonishingly led to Michael Gove [the then Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs] ordering the shooting of foxes that might impact protected wildlife as a result of the removal of badgers from the landscape, ‘low-risk area’ culling, and – most controversially perhaps – Tom’s opinion that it’s the responsibility of academics to now admit that the cull is ‘a nonsense’.

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