Dr. Chris Parsons is one of the primary podcast hosts in the Speak Up For Blue network. I met Chris as I trotted along through a sustainable whale-watching research project at Scripps Institution of Oceanography - Dr. Chris Parsons has been involved in whale and dolphin research for over two decades and has been involved in projects on every continent. Dr. Parsons is currently a consultant for a number of environmental groups in Washington DC, consulting on marine wildlife, conservation and science communication and policy issues. He’s a member of the scientific committee of the International Whaling Commission (IWC), has been involved in organizing four of the International Marine Conservation Congresses (IMCC) and two of the International Congresses for Conservation Biology. He was a Governor of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) for nearly a decade and also served two terms as the president of the SCB Marine Section. He is currently on the Board of Directors of both the Society for Marine Mammalogy and the SCB Conservation Marketing & Engagement Working Group.
In addition, Dr. Parsons has published over 170 scientific papers and book chapters and has written a textbook on marine mammal biology & conservation and co-edited a book on marine wildlife conflict resolution.
Today we talk about podcasting for conservation, citizen science projects and the connection to sustainable wildlife-focused tourism.
Show notes for this episode: www.projectsforwildlife.com/episode069
WHERE TO FIND US:
In The Field: www.projectsforwildlife.com/inthefield
SPEAK UP FOR BLUE network: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/projects-for-wildlife-podcast/id1447156335
Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network:
Blue Facebook Group: http://www.speakuforblue.com/group
Speak Up For Blue Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/speak-up-for-the-ocean-blue/id1010962669
Marine Conservation Happy Hour Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k4ZB3x
ConCiencia Azul: Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k6XPio
Dugongs & Seadragons: Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lB9Blv
Environmental Studies & Sciences Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lx86oh
Marine Mammal Science: Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2k5pTCI