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Ben Sullivan | Fishtek Marine

Conservation Careers Podcast

Release Date: 10/28/2019

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Conservation Careers Podcast

In this episode we’re exploring a new format where we discuss a topic of interest in detail. We’ve assembled a super team of wildlife career gurus who have kindly agreed to share their thoughts, experience and advice.

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How do you conserve a species which is incredibly hard to see? That’s the challenge faced by Helen Turnbull, CEO of The Cape Leopard Trust in South Africa. 

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What unique challenges do women face in conservation? Are self-sabotage and imposter syndrome more common in women? How can female conservationists gain more support in their careers? 

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Josh Powell is a conservation biologist and presenter for the WWF Voices campaign on global biodiversity, covering conservation issues from the Arctic to the Antarctic.

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In this episode we’re speaking with Dr Stephanie Schuttler from the world of Fancy Scientist.

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We speak with yacht skipper, author and marine conservationist Colin Speedie. Colin has had a lifelong involvement with the sea and its inhabitants. He's an expert on basking sharks in his own boat since childhood.

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Jordan Flagel is the Executive Director and Founder of TREE, whose mission is to provide life changing experiences in nature and actionable change in the environment.

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André Mader is the host of The Case for Conservation Podcast and a Programme Director at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies.

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Elliott Connor is a 17 year old Australian popular science writer, presenter, producer, and so many other things. He's best known for founding the International Environmental NGO Human Nature Projects, which supports volunteers across 104 countries and established that within just the last 15 months alone.

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Dr Yemi Oloruntuyi is Head of the Global Accessibility Program at the Marine Stewardship Council. In this podcast she shares her career story beginning in Lagos, Nigeria, to where she is now a key part of an organisation seeking to save three in ten of all fisheries within the next 10 years.

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On average every five minutes an albatross dies accidentally behind a fishing boat. Caught on a hook set for a fish, entangled in a net or striking a tensioned wire. During this episode a number of albatrosses will die needlessly.

Dr Ben Sullivan has dedicated his career to tackling similar marine conservation issues. Starting with a PhD counting koala poo in the Australian Outback, Ben developed a passion for sea birds whilst working in the mighty southern oceans around Antarctica and the Falkland Islands. He went on to manage the hugely successful BirdLife marine programme and helped to establish the famous Albatross Taskforce.

He now works in the enterprise sector for Fishtek Marine helping to innovate new products to tackle old conservation problems. One of which the Hookpod looks set to save countless accidental deaths of albatrosses and other seabirds. 

Ben’s a force of nature; he’s full of passion, dedication and ability and in this episode we talk about his career to date and the challenges and opportunities of enterprise in conservation. We also hear his career advice and explore what it takes to set up a dynamic global team to successfully tackle an issue like seabird bycatch. If you’re interested in seabirds, marine conservation, innovation and more you’ll love this episode.