Rewildology

Rewildology

Conservation, sustainability, wild travel stories. Host Brooke Mitchell-Norman, wildlife biologist and conservationist, chats with friends and experts to discuss nature’s biggest questions: How do we save the planet? How can we protect endangered wildlife? Where are the best places to experience nature? What country has the best coffee? Pour yourself a glass of something tasty (coffee, tea, wine, whiskey?) and join the conversation. Together, we'll rewild the planet.

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June 22, 2021 58 min

In this episode, I’m chatting with Jack Gradidge who is a Director for Dogs 4 Wildlife (@Dogs4Wildlife). Jack is a passionate rhino conservationist currently working with a breeding group of black rhinos in Wales, UK. His love for the natural world, and dedication to protect it, led him to form Dogs4Wildlife. This organization is awesome. They train anti-poaching dogs in the UK before deploying them to reserves across Africa. T...

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In this episode, I’m speaking with Kayla Fratt (@collies.without.borders), professional dog trainer, podcast host, blogger, entrepreneur, and founder of K9 Conservationists. In other words, she’s a total badass, independent woman making her way through this crazy field. Kayla does a fantastic job taking me through her journey that led her today, the different types of conservation dog jobs that are currently out there, why she ...

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In this episode of Rewildology, I’m chatting with Jeff Trollip (@jeffsjungle). Jeff was born in Scotland, raised in southern Africa, studied in the UK, and has spent his 20-year career guiding safaris all across Africa. Since he has traveled and met with so many people, he’s become very entrenched in the conservation scene and has some incredible stories about what he’s seen and done to restore national parks in Mozambique, Tan...

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Welcome to the finale of the Nepal: Coexisting with Giants series! On this episode, Beeju Poudyal from Nepal joins us to talk about conservation and human-elephant conflict in Nepal. Beeju gives some excellent insight into what the issues of human-elephant conflict in Nepal and what has been attempted to rectify it, as well as how the media often portrays elephants in an unfair light. Beeju also talks about what it’s like to be a w...

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In today’s episode, I’m chatting with two awesome Nepali conservationists that are experts in Himalayan wildlife. First, you’ll hear from Sonam Lama who is the Program Coordinator for the Red Panda Network. We recorded his episode shortly after I returned from Nepal, as we weren’t able to connect in-country. Hopefully, I’ve done a good enough job editing the jet lag out of my voice.

Afterward, you’ll hear from Bhupendra Yadav, a...

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In today’s episode, I’m taking you with me to a very special place: Chitwan National Park in southeast Nepal. This area is world-renowned for its immense Asian Greater-One Horned Rhino population, in addition to a vast diversity of birds, mammals, reptiles, and endangered species like tigers and the gharial crocodile. 

As I’m sure you can imagine, living with such charismatic wildlife can both a blessing and a curse. While touri...

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Welcome, friends, to Part Two of the ‘Nepal: Coexisting with Giants’ series. Today’s guest, Jack Kinross, and I met in Bardia National Park, a land known for its remote locale and infamous tiger population. Located in the terai, this area is characterized by grasslands, sal forests, and marshes. Picture Disney’s Jungle Book and BBC’s Planet Earth II Grasslands Episode, and you’ll have a good idea of what the environment is like.

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Welcome, everyone, to the first episode in the Nepal: Coexisting with Giants series.

In this episode, I’m chatting with Sam Helle who is a Ph.D. student and has been studying human-wildlife conflict in Nepal for multiple years.

She sets the foundation for my understanding of conflict in the area and how amazingly dedicated the local communities are to protecting their wildlife, even when it causes mortality and hardship amon...

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Nepal.

The land of rugged mountains, rich grasslands, and unparalleled biodiversity.

In March 2021, my fellow globetrotting partner, Courtney Gonzalez, and I traveled to Nepal to experience conservation firsthand in this ecologically abundant country.

What we learned blew our minds.

We met with multiple conservationists working tirelessly to protect both wildlife and people in a country that’s experiencing alarmingly hi...

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This week’s guest, Jesse Weiland, takes me through his rather unique path into becoming a park ranger in the Rocky Mountains, losing three ranger jobs in a row to COVID, and launching an outdoor education company called Rugged Research along with other Rocky Mountain National Park Rangers (@RuggedResearchTV).

If any of you are considering entering the national park service or are currently looking for a role in the conserva...

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