Episode 81 – Ends of the Earth for Bird Conservation with Dr. Alex Bond

Dr. Alex Bond, Senior Conservation Scientist at the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, joins us again to talk about his work at opposite ends of the earth helping protect and raise awareness for at-risk bird populations. From giant mice eating albatross chicks, to mercury poisoning in ivory gulls, we discuss all the depressing ways humans are messing with birds.

Show Notes:

Take a helicopter tour of Alex’s field site on Gough Island

Rapidly increasing methyl mercury in endangered ivory gull (Pagophila eburnea) feathers over a 130 year record

Alex on CBC’s Quirks & Quarks

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Episode 80 – Seeing spots & sniffing poop with Anne Hilborn

Anne Hilborn, PhD student at Virginia Tech, talks about her work studying the cheetahs of the Serengeti, including the not-so-glamourous aspects of the job, and then explains why she doesn’t shy away from sharing her observations in graphic detail on Twitter.
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