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Mark Rose | Fauna & Flora International

Conservation Careers Podcast

Release Date: 04/13/2020

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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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How do you grow a conservation organisation from 5 staff to over 500 in just over two decades? Why might Greta Thunberg be wrong to avoid air travel, and how is the conservation industry changing the way it hires staff in the 21st century?  

I discuss these issues and many more with today’s guest Mark Rose - Chief Executive Officer - Fauna & Flora International (FFI). 

Mark is a powerhouse in conservation, and has held the role of CEO for over 20 years.  

During that time he has been instrumental in transforming FFI from an organisation with a handful of active projects into a global conservation charity with over 100 projects in over 40 countries. 

He has spearheaded the establishment of innovative corporate partnerships that encourage big business to put biodiversity at the heart of their activities, and has extensive field experience doing things like conserving crocodiles in Papua New Guinea. 

I met him on a stormy day in the Sir David Attenborough building in Cambridge, and we had a fascinating chat about his career, how he’s grown FFI and where we wants to take it next, and how conservation organisations need to simplify their messages to have far greater impact.

It’s an absolute must-listen episode.