Upon leaving Iraq in 2008, Damien put his life and life savings on the line to found the International Anti-Poaching Foundation.
Dedicated to protecting rhino and elephant from the brutal onslaught and massacre by poaching operatives, IAPF employs military technology and strategies to curb poaching while protecting the ecosystems that support a vast array of wildlife.
Recorded at the Gasometer Hotel on the 8th May 2016, Melbourne Australia (complete with pub atmospheric sounds).
Thank you to Damien and the event organisers for permission to record and share this very special presentation.
We ask Athans Steffen from People Against Canned Hunting about how the selfie has become a weapon of mass destruction when it comes to lion cubs & how we must start sizing up the very idea of big cat sanctuaries.
Today we feature an informative talk on predators by Dr Euan Ritchie and how they provide many solutions to existing problems. Among other things, Euan tells us about fire management & its relationship to the destruction of our native species, how a landscape of fear can be a good thing and the best way to approach the issue of feral cats.
Switching partridges and pear trees in the run up to Christmas with cane toads and other usual suspects of destruction in our environment , Arian sheds light on the complex web of costs & benefits introduced species contribute to biodiversity in Australia.
A recent paper written by Leah Gibbs, Jennifer Atchison & Ingereth Macfarlane & published in Geoforum raises many questions about the place of camels in Australia.
When do we accept that a species belongs here? What does the hidden story of the camel have to tell us about our cultural development when it comes to ethnicity?
While some view camels as ferals to eradicate others are building up their camel herds to eat unwanted weeds. We share a rich mingling of living history with camels and just like us, they are here to stay - whether we like it or not.
Tune in as we chat with Dr Leah Gibbs.
Photo courteousy of Jennifer Atchison -Thankyou Jennifer!
It is time to prick those ears up & listen in for the Foxes! We chat with the Founder of Sydney Fox Rescue, Charlie Jackson-Martin & Dr Arian Wallach from the Charles Darwin Universitys School of Environment about the recent Pest Control Order put out by the NSW Gov't.
September 21st is the International Day of Peace and The Jane Goodall Institute Australia is calling for a truce on the war against dingoes by supporting a National Day of Action for Dingoes which will also mark the launch of the Australian Dingo Coalition. We chat with Natalie Houghton, CEO of the Jane Goodall Institute Australia, Dr Julie Funnell, President of the Australian Dingo Coalition & Marie-Louise Sarjeant from the National Day of Action for Dingoes.
Many people believe that there is an abundance of kangaroos living just beyond the city sprawl. If this is so, why have large macropods, including the four species targeted by the commercial kangaroo industry, been nominated for listing as threatened species under the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act?
Tune in to listen to the unraveling of this riddle.