The one with guest Martin Fowlie of BirdLife International where in a 40 minute ‘special’ we talk about the remarkable ‘Ghosts of Gone Birds‘ exhibition (‘breathing life back into extinct birds’), extinction, and discuss whether conservation organisations need to become more ‘clever’ to keep attracting funds. We also pay tribute to a good friend, birder and conservationist Simon Aspinall who died at the end of October.
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And your Panel today consists of…
- Charlie Moores, a freelance writer and podcaster (and now sadly intermittent birder) who either lives in a warm little cottage in north Wiltshire with his family or in a cold ‘podding shed’ editing an endless series of podcasts that more and more people appear to now be listening to.
- John Hague, a birding psychiatric nurse from Barnsley who now lives in Leicester where he’s a prominent member of the Leicester and Rutland Ornithological Society. John blogs extensively at The Drunkbirder where he rants “about the world and the absurdities of life“.
- Nick Moran, an expat Yorkshireman living in Norfolk, where he runs BirdTrack at the BTO. Nick spent most of the noughties birding and occasionally teaching Biology in China and the UAE; he is an OSME Council member and secretary and voting member on the Emirates Bird Records Committee which keeps him in touch with Middle East birding.
Show Notes and Links
Review of the Ghosts of Gone Birds exhibition on Talking Naturally: http://www.talking-naturally.co.uk/ghosts-gone-birds/
- Link to a memorial thread about Simon Aspinall on the UAE Birding Forum: http://www.uaebirding.com/forum/showthread.php?4593-Simon-Aspinall-1958-2011
- BirdTrack: http://www.birdtrack.net
- BirdLife International: http://www.birdlife.org
- BirdLife Datazone species account – Atitlan Grebe: http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/speciesfactsheet.php?id=3634