PODCAST #29 · RAFAEL ROBLES · RURAL VILLAGE SUSTAINABILITY IN TORTUGUERO, COSTA RICA

Rafael Robles is a biologist, researcher and an esteemed leader in the rural town of Tortuguero, Costa Rica. He is passionate about his country and their significant efforts to protect their wild places. Rafa has spent a lifetime protecting and improving both human and “wild” life in Tortuguero, Costa Rica and has made extraordinary contributions to making this a model sustainable, rural town.

BIRDING IN FAIA BRAVA: A VULTURE EXPERIENCE WITH WILDLIFE PORTUGAL

Fernando Romão is the founder of Wildlife Portugal, a specialist nature and eco-tourism business offering various activities in Portugal’s National Network of protected areas. We were lucky enough to spend an entire day with Fernando bird watching from his hide…

VLOG 03: NYC, THE IMPOSSIBLE BURGER, BLOCKCHAIN, PODCAST!

Here’s VLOG No.3 folks! We discuss our latest movements on our 6-month journey and chat briefly about our interviews with incredible, passionate and inspiring people working in sustainability and conservation, specifically: Living in and loving NYC for the past week…

A EUROPEAN SAFARI AND THE REWILDING OF THE ABRUZZO NATIONAL PARK: AN ECOTOURISM SUCCESS STORY

Stumbling across the ecotourism company, Wildlife Adventures was a bit of a serendipity. In 2017 on a flight, Joy found an article on the successful rewilding efforts in Europe and the positive impact ecotourism (and ecotourism companies like Wildlife Adventures) were having on conservation, especially in relation to larger predators like the lupo (i.e. Italian for wolf) who were not so long ago (circa 1970s) reviled and hunted nearly to extinction in that part of the world.

Tim Flachs Snow Leopard Portrait

THE ROLE OF ART IN CONNECTING WITH NATURE – THROUGH THE LENS OF TIM FLACH

As animal lovers, Lyall and I were thrilled to visit Tim in his London based studio. We discussed a range of topics including his evolution as a photographer and artist, his fascination with the relationship between humans and animals, the importance of connecting with nature, the role of art in communicating critical messages and his latest project, Endangered.

PODCAST #02 · TIM FLACH · BRIDGING THE DIVIDE BETWEEN ANIMALS AND HUMANS THROUGH IMAGERY

Tim Flach is a world renowned photographer. His body of work, which includes 5 published books (Endangered 2017, Evolution, 2013, More than Human, 2012, Dogs Gods, 2010 and Equus, 2008), focuses on a wide variety of animal species but is united by a distinctive style that is derived from his concerns with anthropomorphism and anthropocentrism. His interests lie in the way humans shape animals, and shape their meaning. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Norwich University of the Arts in 2013. His latest project, Endangered, showcases a selection of species that are on or near the brink of extinction.

SUSTAINABLE JUNGLE PART 2: OUR NEXT BIG ADVENTURE

It’s been about six months since we started blogging on Sustainable Jungle. Learning about and practicing (read: trying to practice!) sustainable living certainly has had its ups and downs. But we’ve loved every second of it

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