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Episode Ten

Conserving Rhinos in South Africa with Lynne MacTavish

Earthwatch researcher Lynne MacTavish has dedicated her life to conserving rhinos. As operations manager for a private reserve in South Africa, Lynne is on the frontlines of the fight to protect this species and has witnessed the horrors of poaching first hand. On this episode of the Earthwatch Podcast, the next in our series highlighting amazing women in science, Lynne shares the plight rhinos face and some of the solutions they’re exploring to save this charismatic species. To learn more about this research, visit the project’s website: Conserving Endangered Rhinos in South Africa. (The music in this trailer is by Blue Dot Sessions, provided under the creative commons Attribution-Noncommercial License.)

Episode Nine

Stewarding the Steppe with Gana Wingard

Gana Wingard, lead scientist on the expedition Wildlife of the Mongolian Steppe, has been working for more than 20 years to conserve the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve and empower the local communities to take an active role in this work. On this episode of the Earthwatch Podcast, the next in our series highlighting amazing women in science, Gana shares how she was inspired to pursue a career in conservation, the importance of community involvement, and how she’s working to create the next generation of environmental stewards. To learn more about Gana’s research, visit the project’s website: Wildlife of the Mongolian Steppe. (The music in this trailer is by Blue Dot Sessions, provided under the creative commons Attribution-Noncommercial License.)

Episode Eight

Inspiring the Next Generation of Scientists

On this episode, we travel to California’s Catalina Island where we’re continuing our quest to celebrate women in science. And what better way to do that than by celebrating science teachers? The very people who are inspiring the next generation of scientists, communicators, and champions for the environment. Hear about the experience of four educators working alongside researchers studying the effectiveness and health of Marine Protected Areas, all the while making the science come alive for their students. To learn more about the research being conducted on Catalina, visit the project’s website: Conserving Marine Life Along Catalina’s Coast. (The music in this trailer is by Blue Dot Sessions, provided under the creative commons Attribution-Noncommercial License.)

Episode Seven

Never a Dhole Moment with Dr. Nucharin Songsasen

In this episode, we’re continuing to celebrate women in science by bringing you to Thailand’s Khao Yai National Park where Dr. Nucharin Songsasen is working with a team of scientists to monitor the behavior and health of an elusive and endangered species of wild dog—the dhole. Nucharin shares her experience as a female scientist from Thailand working in America and the challenges and opportunities she’s had throughout her impressive career. To learn more about Nucharin’s research, visit the project’s website: Tracking Asiatic Wild Dogs in Thailand. (The music in this trailer is by Blue Dot Sessions, provided under the creative commons Attribution-Noncommercial License.)

Episode Six

Courage, Conservation, and Dr. Caroline Ng’weno

In this episode, we take you to Kenya’s Maasai Mara where Earthwatch scientist Dr. Caroline Ng’weno is studying the interactions between predators, their prey, and livestock. In pursuit of her scientific endeavors, Caroline faced many hurdles, both professional and personal. But despite this she persevered. She shares her experience as a female in a male-dominated field, and how she was able to get to where she is today, thanks in part to support from Earthwatch. To learn more about Caroline’s research, visit our website: Lions and Their Prey in Kenya’s Maasai Mara. (The music in this trailer is by Blue Dot Sessions, provided under the creative commons Attribution-Noncommercial License.)

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