Sean's Wild Life
Rewilding reptiles & amphibians
I caught up with Harvey Tweats, a 17 year old conservationist and cofounder of Celtic Reptile and Amphibian with his friend Tom. Celtic are an operation keeping and breeding various European species for the purposes of conservation, education and some cases rewilding or reintroduction of long extinct species. The guys' story recently featured in The Guardian and despite broadly receiving positivity and recognition of their incredible knowledge and dedication to these often overlooked species, they also attracted some criticism.
Here we talk about what they are really about, their mission and ethos, how they intend to reintroduce species and address some of the concerns traditional conservationist have with their approach. Enjoy!
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-life or at www.patreon.com/seanswildlife.
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Cover photo credit: European Pond Turtle, Celtic Reptile & Amphibian Instagram.