Conservation, sustainability, wild travel stories. Host Brooke Mitchell, conservation biologist and adventure traveler, chats with experts from across the globe to discuss nature’s biggest questions: How do we save and rewild our natural spaces? How can we restore wildlife populations? How do we overcome adversity and bring communities together? Where are the best places to experience nature? Pour yourself a glass of something tasty (coffee, tea, wine, whiskey?) and join the conversation. Together we’ll rewild the planet.


November 22, 2023 85 mins
Today’s roundtable episode is a deep dive into the realm of conservation photography and how ethical photographers spotlight pressing issues through impactful visual storytelling. Joining Brooke are four talented photographers from the Canadian Conservation Photographers Collective: Josh DeLeenheer, Chelsie Xavier-Blower, Ray Maichin, and Donna Feledichuk, PhD. Together they discuss ethical photography practices, how to convey comp...
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In this episode of Rewildology, we embark on an inspiring journey through the heart of Sumatra with Jane Dunlop, co-founder of EcosystemImpact, āluān, and Mahi-Mahi Surf Resort. From the pivotal moment that ignited her passion to the challenges and triumphs of safeguarding Sumatra's endangered ecosystems, Jane's tale is a testament to the power of purpose. We delve into the conservation issues plaguing the island and how her three ...

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This episode marks the launch of Rewildology’s newest mini-series called "Conservation Chronicles: Tales from the Field"! Join us for a pulse-pounding adventure as we dive into the thrilling world of conservation with Allison Cusick, a polar guide and researcher. Allison shares captivating tales from the field, including heart-stopping encounters with Antarctica’s ever-changing weather and incredible wildlife, and close calls with ...

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This week's episode of Rewildology celebrates International Sloth Day by getting us "sloth-ucated" on the fascinating world of sloths. With insights from Sam Trull, Co-founder and Executive Director of The Sloth Institute, and Diorene Smith, DVM, the world's leading pygmy sloth researcher, the episode delves into sloth's natural history, dispels myths about their slow movements, and explores the unique features of pygmy sloths. Set...

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In this captivating episode of Rewildology, we are joined by Pedro Prata, the Team Leader of Rewilding Portugal, whose life's journey from a childhood spent in the wild landscapes of Portugal to becoming a conservation and restoration leader is nothing short of inspiring. Pedro shares his early inspirations, the invaluable takeaways from his international conservation experiences, and his heartfelt return to Portugal. He sheds ligh...

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August 2023 is here and gone! If you missed one of August's wide-ranging episodes and would like to hear a little snippet before diving into the full thing, listen to these highlights and then go back to the episode that piques your interest the most.

Episode Recaps: #144 | Restoring Elk in the Tennessee Mountains with Lisa Muller, PhD #145 | Revolutionizing Wildlife Tracking Technology with Debbie Saunders, PhD #146 | Raisin...

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Brooke is currently traveling to Brazil! To celebrate, please enjoy this conversation with Pedro Fruet, PhD, world-leading Lahille's bottlenose dolphin researcher in Brazil. This episode originally aired in July 2021.

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Ramón Casares is the creator of the Ex Situ Rescued Wildlife Fine Art Photography Gallery. He has traveled all over the world taking stunning photographs of rescued animals and sharing their story with the high-end art community. Ramón and I have a deep discussion about his childhood and how his mother and father influenced the work he pursues today, why he got into photography, how the idea for the Ex-Situ Gallery came to him, how...

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To teach us about advancing radio-telemetry tracking technology, in this episode, I’m sitting down with Debbie Saunders, PhD, founder of Wildlife Drones in Australia. Debbie and I have a lovely time chatting about her story and how she found herself studying swift parrots, how she switched from studying wildlife ecology to building a tech startup, how Wildlife Drones’ radio-telemetry system works, her favorite stories from the fiel...

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To teach us about elk restoration in the Appalachians, in this episode, I’m sitting down with Lisa Muller, PhD, Professor and Assistant Director in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Tennessee. Lisa and I have a fantastic time exploring her story and how she became the lead of the elk restoration project in Tennessee, the history of elk in the Appalachians, the day elk returned to Tennessee’s mountains, the innova...

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