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Interview with Carl Safina

Dr. Safina is one of those guys who is way nicer than he needs to be. As an ecologist and conservationist for over 40 years, the man has credentials. He’s won the Pew and Guggenheim Fellowships, book awards from Lannan, Orion, and the National Academies, and the John Burroughs, James Beard, and George Rabb medals.…

Interview with Brian Pope of Lubee Bat Conservancy

In the recent episode of the podcast, I speak with Brian Pope of Lubee Bat Conservancy. Brian has been working with animals his entire life, and but joined Lubee and started working with bats full time in 2007.  I learned a lot speaking with Brian, mainly that bats love playing with toys and taking things…

Gate One Travel Uganda: Review

For a couple that doesn’t make a big deal out of most things, our honeymoon was something that we were very focused on making special. We had both grown up idolizing conservationists like Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey, and had always wanted to experience what they did first hand. Furthermore, after speaking to Craig Sholley…

Uganda: Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees, and Soon…Rhinos

When thinking of romantic getaways, Uganda generally isn’t the destination that comes to mind to most people. It was, however, for us. The decision wasn’t particularly easy, however. There was Kimberly Endicott, the American tourist that was taken in April by Congolese terrorists, there were confirmed cases of ebola that had grown slowly but steadily,…

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Will Harlan of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine

Even after moving to coastal Carolina, a hundred miles away from the closest distribution center, I pick up a copy of Blue Ridge Outdoors whenever I return to central Virginia. The largest free outdoor lifestyle magazine in the country, “BRO” has great tips about hiking and camping, product reviews, and keeps me honest with my…

Interview with Stefanie Brendl of Shark Allies

We talked late into the night, the California sun had long set behind her. We were connecting via Skype and were starting to wrap up, but Stefanie Brendl was blowing my mind about her experiences diving with sharks, shark population trends, and of course, shark finning. I was enthralled. Stefanie has a story to tell.…