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‎Coffee with Conservationists

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A podcast telling the stories of the people who dedicate their lives to protecting, researching and documenting the natural world
A podcast telling the stories of the people who dedicate their lives to protecting, researching and documenting the natural world << Show Less
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Episode 33 - Talking with Emily Gilford about behavioural ecology and conservation policy Emily is an ecologist and zoologist based in Falmouth. In the first in a series of local walking podcast episodes, we talk about using behavioural ecology and effective science communication to influence conservation change, on both an organisational and individual level.
You can find out more about Emily's work on Instagram and you learn more about Bloom in Doom Magazine here
Follow the podcast on Instagram / follow me - @george_brynmor on Instagram / Support me on Ko-fi here
Café Notes - Wild Vibes Argal
Location - Argal Reservoir, Falmouth.
Music credits - "Heron Island" by Richard Bentley
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Episode 33 - Talking with Emily Gilford about behavioural ecology and conservation policy Emily is an ecologist and zoologist based in Falmouth. In the first in a series of local walking podcast episodes, we talk about using behavioural ecology and effective science communication to influence conservation change, on both an organisational and individual level.
You can find out more about Emily's work on Instagram and you learn more about Bloom in Doom Magazine here
Follow the podcast on Instagram / follow me - @george_brynmor on Instagram / Support me on Ko-fi here
Café Notes - Wild Vibes Argal
Location - Argal Reservoir, Falmouth.
Music credits - "Heron Island" by Richard Bentley
Episode 32 - Talking to several local environmental groups at Falmouth's "Blue Day" There are so many incredible local groups protecting the marine environment around Cornwall. In this episode I spoke to many of them at Falmouth Marine Conservation's "Blue Day". We talk about a range of topics from bashing oysters to diving for ghost nets!
You can find out more about the groups I spoke to here:
- Falmouth Marine Conservation
- Falmouth Harbour
- Cornwall Wildlife Trust
- BDMLR
- Greenpeace Falmouth
- Fathoms Free
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Coffee Notes - Machu Picchu, from Cafe Direct
Origin - Peru, Huadquiña co-operative
Tasting notes - Full-bodied with dark chocolate overtones
You can find more about this coffee here

Music credits - "Heron Island" by Richard Bentley
Episode 31 - Talking with Thor Hanson about Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid Thor is a conservation biologist, ecologist and author.
We talk about the importance of bees, warfare ecology, and the subjects surrounding his new book - “Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid” which is out now. You can find out more about Thor's work here: https://thorhanson.net/ and buy a copy of his latest books and more in most bookshops/web-stores.
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Coffee Notes - Africafe instant coffee
Origin - Tanzanian cooperatives
You can find more about this coffee here: https://www.africafecoffee.co.uk/about-us
Music credits - "Heron Island" by Richard Bentley - https://www.smallsilence.org/about
Episode 30 - Talking with Lola Karpf about neo-colonialism in conservation Lola is a media and communications officer for Indigenous rights organisation Survival International.
We talk about the importance of decolonising wildlife conservation, how Indigenous people suffer in the name of conservation, why international NGOs such as WWF have a lot to answer for, and much more.
This is a subject I’ve been wanting to get onto the podcast for a long time. I do hope you can all listen and learn from this episode, however, I do have to place a content warning on this episode for mentions of some upsetting topics.

You can find out more about Survival International's work here: https://www.survivalinternational.org/ 
Follow the podcast on Instagram - @coffee_with_conservationists / follow me - @george_brynmor  on Instagram.

Coffee Notes - Ekowah Coffee
Info - Tinker Camp 
Origin - Columbia
Tasting notes - milk chocolate and dried fruit
You can find more about this coffee here: https://ekowahcoffee.com/identity
Music credits - "Heron Island" by Richard Bentley - https://www.smallsilence.org/about
Episode 29 - Talking with Rob Dunn about a Natural History of the Future Rob is an ecologist, biologist and author.
We talk about listening to the laws of biology over technology, agriculture, adaptation, and his latest book.
You can find out more about Rob's work here: https://robdunnlab.com/ and buy a copy of A Natural History of the Future in most bookshops/web-stores.
Follow the podcast on Instagram - @coffee_with_conservationists / follow me - @george_brynmor on Instagram.
Coffee Notes - Bird and Wild Coffee
Tasting notes - balanced cocoa and fruit tanginess
You can find more about this coffee here: https://birdandwild.co.uk/pages/why-drink-bird-wild-coffee
Music credits - "Heron Island" by Richard Bentley - https://www.smallsilence.org/about
Episode 28 - Talking with Jess Charlesworth about captive Reindeer in the UK Jess is an outdoor photographer and tour guide, currently working from northern Finland. 
We talk about her the surprisingly large amount of captive reindeer in the UK, and the many welfare issues that come with keeping them here. You can find out more about Jess's work here: https://www.jesscharlesworth.com/reindeer and here: https://www.instagram.com/charlesworthjess/?hl=en-gb 
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Coffee Notes - Origin Coffee Roasters 
Info -  Demicha Christmas Single Origin
Producer: Welichu Wachu
Origin - Guji region, Ethiopia
Tasting Notes - Pineapple, Wild Strawberry & Apricot
You can find more about this coffee here: https://www.origincoffee.co.uk/collections/coffee/products/demicha?variant=39421054910537 
Music credits - "Heron Island" by Richard Bentley - https://www.smallsilence.org/about
Episode 27 - Talking with Hedvika Michnova about coffee and climate change Hedvika is an award-winning filmmaker and wildlife TV researcher.
We talk about her highly successful graduate film "It's Bean Too Hot", which gives a detailed look into how the climate crisis is having a big impact on the coffee industry.
You can find out more about Hedvika's work here: https://hedvikamichnova.com/ and here: https://www.instagram.com/hedvika_michnova/
Her film is now available to watch on the Waterbear Network. Sign up for free here: (not an ad!) https://join.waterbear.com/
Follow the podcast on Instagram - @coffee_with_conservationists / follow me - @george_brynmor on Instagram.
Coffee Notes - Café Monteverde
You can find more about this coffee here: https://www.cafedemonteverde.com/pages/borrador-about-us-with-photos
Music credits - "Heron Island" by Richard Bentley - https://www.smallsilence.org/about
Episode 26 - Talking with Ben Porter and Sjúrður Hammer about seabirds and coastal development Ben is a naturalist and photographer, and Sjúrður is a biologist working for the Faroese Environment Agency.
We talk about their work on the Faroe Islands, where they’ve been working to monitor the impact of offshore developments, including wind farms and light pollution, on seabirds.
You can find out more about Ben and Sjúrður's work here: https://www.benporterwildlife.co.uk/blog/field-notes-from-the-faroes and follow them both on instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/benwildimages/?hl=en-gb, https://www.instagram.com/sjurdurh/?hl=en-gb and here
Follow the podcast on Instagram - @coffee_with_conservationists / follow me - @george_brynmor on Instagram.
Coffee Notes - Source Climate Change Coffee
For the third time in a row, I haven't had the chance to try a specific coffee from SCC Coffee yet, simply due to being a broke student! But you can find more about this coffee here: https://sourceclimatechange.com/pages/copy-of-about-us-1. It also comes highly recommended by another guest, and she knows her coffee!
Music credits - "Heron Island" by Richard Bentley - https://www.smallsilence.org/about
Episode 25 - Talking with Joe Harkness about mental health and nature Joe is an avid birder, a SENCo (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) by trade, and author of the bestselling book Bird Therapy.
You can find out more about Joe's work here: https://joeharkness.co.uk/ and download his teaching pack here: https://joeharkness.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Bird-Therapy-Teaching-Pack-V3.pdf
Follow the podcast on Instagram - @coffee_with_conservationists / follow me - @george_brynmor on Instagram.
Coffee Notes - Redbank Coffee roasters
I haven't had the chance to try a specific coffee from Redbank yet, but you can find more about this coffee here: https://redbankcoffee.com/
Music credits - "Heron Island" by Richard Bentley - https://www.smallsilence.org/about
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