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  • October 2021
    Averting the Insect Apocalypse

    In this episode of Conservation Conversations, author and professor of biology at the University of Sussex Dave Goulson takes us through his latest book, "Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse". Listen as he and Sean discuss the critical ecosystem services that insects provide, why they are disappearing and what we can do to help, and why all insects, from bees to earwigs, deserve our respect.

  • September 2021
    Identifying Canada's Key Biodiversity Areas

    In the latest episode of Conservation Conversations, Sean sits down with scientist and conservation advocate Peter Soroye.

  • August 2021
    IUCN World Conservation Congress

    In this timely episode of Conservation Conversations, Sean speaks with Thomas Brooks, Chief Scientist of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) ahead of the IUCN World Conservation Congress taking place September 3rd to 11th in Marseille.

  • July 2021
    Four Fifths a Grizzly

    In this first episode of the new season of Conservation Conversations, Sean sits down with author and wildlife biologist Doug Chadwick to talk about the future of biodiversity conservation. Listen as Doug recounts his adventures with National Geographic, explains the need for connectedness between public lands, and shares what it means to be four-fifths a grizzly.

  • June 2021
    Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction

    Michelle Nijhuis, author of Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction, joins Sean in a conversation about the origins of conservation, climate change, and the many motivations for protecting nature. Listen and learn about the complex history of species conservation, the challenges we face today, and the interconnected solutions for our future.

  • May 2021
    Invasive Species Awareness

    In honor of invasive species awareness week, Sean speaks with Carrie Brown-Lima, Director of the New York Invasive Species Research Institute at Cornell University. Tune in and learn why invasive species are among the leading threats to native wildlife and how citizen scientists are helping to solve the problem.

  • April 2021
    Storytelling for Science

    In this episode of Conservation Conversations, Sean speaks with Andrea Wulf, an award–winning author of six acclaimed books, including the New York Times best sellers ‘Founding Gardeners’ and ‘The Invention of Nature.’ Listen as they discuss the adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, tips for effective science storytelling, and the NatureServe Network Van Tour!

  • March 2021
    The Vital Role of Botanic Gardens in Plant Conservation

    In this episode of Conservation Conversations, Sean sits down with Saharah Moon Chapotin, Executive Director of the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. Learn how botanic gardens support research and conservation both in the wild and in captivity, how plants are already being affected by climate change, and the future of agriculture.

  • February 2021
    The Bright Future of Environmental Policy

    In this episode of Conservation Conversations, Sean chats with U.S. Congressman Don Beyer, Representative of Virginia's 8th district. Listen in on this candid conversation about policies past and present regarding wildlife corridors, climate change, and the 30x30 initiative. Beyer also shares stories from the Appalachian Trail.

  • January 2021
    Rooftop farming, engaging with science, and "following your bliss"

    In this episode of Conservation Conversations, listen as Sean sits down with Annie Novak, an author, educator, and conservationist who's cultivated her passions into a gratifying and diverse career. Hear about Annie's journey from academia to rooftop farming in New York City, and learn how interested citizens can contribute to science and why “following your bliss" is a guiding motto for life and work.