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Cal Major, Ocean Advocate

Season 3, Ep. 4

A chat with inspiring, passionate marine conservationist, ocean advocate, adventurer and fellow vet Cal Major who is doing some awesome things. A multiple world record record holder, Cal has taken on some pretty epic challenges from stand up paddle boarding around the Isle of Skye to then taking on Land's End to John o'Groats on a stand up paddle board. I know, crazy! All in aid of raising funds, awareness and highlight the problem of plastic pollution in our seas.


We also explore what it means to be a vet, as an identity and as a profession, and for us what it means moving away from the traditional idea of what a vet is and does. The vet degree perhaps doesn't explore all the doors a veterinary degree opens for you in your career path. So it's really refreshing to hear from a vet like Cal doing her thing outside of the consultation room.


We chat about mental health, our need for the outdoors and nature, how we've become so disconnected as a society and how we've both been coping during lockdown.


Sean's Wild Life podcast is produced and edited by Thomas Ntinas. Title track 'A Wild Life' kindly composed and donated by Mark Rose. Production costs are self funded by Sean McCormack, but donations to fund future episodes are welcome at www.patreon.com/seanswildlife or here on Acast Supporter.

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Derek Gow: Rewilding Revolutionary!

Season 4, Ep. 1
A fascinating, hilarious and inspiring conversation with Derek Gow, an ecologist, reintroduction specialist, farmer and author of 'Bringing Back the Beaver'. Derek is well known for speaking out on the frustrations of our current systems and organisations in place to protect our natural landscapes and biodiversity. Or should that be to regulate our natural landscapes and attempts to restore biodiversity? In this episode he packs no punches in critiquing the bureaucracy and inertia of our conservation organisations. He suggests that perhaps we need to be bolder and get cracking right now on restoring nature on a larger scale and restore lost species as a matter of urgency.We discuss the psychology of humankind in historically conquering nature, obliterating species deemed harmful or indeed valuable to us, and reshaping the landscape in ways that have been immensely harmful to the natural world. We also explore Derek's varied career in farming, into global wildlife conservation, back to British wildlife conservation and most recently his pioneering role within the UK rewilding movement. Specifically his work from his Devon farm and collaborating with several other organisations in reintroducing threatened or extinct species, from water voles and harvest mice to beavers and white storks. If you're offended by crude language and straight talk, be warned. Personally I found Derek's refreshingly honest and bold approach truly inspiring. It's a compelling and humorous chat from a non-traditional nature conservationist not afraid to take risks or rock the boat! Sean's Wild Life podcast is produced and edited by Thomas Ntinas. Title track 'A Wild Life' kindly composed and donated by Mark Rose. Production costs are self funded by Sean McCormack, but donations to fund future episodes are welcome on Acast Supporter here:http://supporter.acast.com/seans-wild-lifeor at www.patreon.com/seanswildlife.Cover photo credit: Magzter.