Talking Apes Podcast

Conservation conversations with ape experts from around the world

Talking Apes Podcast

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Talking Apes Podcast is GLOBIO’s latest initiative to spread awareness about the issues facing apes in the wild. Each month, we’ll be chatting with ape experts, enthusiasts, and conservationists from around to world. From research to outreach, our guests are at the forefront of conservation for our wild primate cousins. Join us each month as we unpack the plight of primates, piece by piece. 

Catch up on previous episodes and see our lineup for future segments below, you can also follow us through Apple Podcasts & Spotify!

Upcoming Guests on Talking Apes

May 18th 2021: Dr. Gregg Tully, Executive Director of Pan African Sanctuary Alliance

As Executive Director of the Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA), Dr. Gregg Tully is charged with coordinating a variety of support systems for the 23 African primate sanctuaries within PASA. He’ll be joining us on the podcast to discuss how the pandemic has shifted the narrative for African Ape conservation and what’s next for the member sanctuaries.

June 1st 2021: Michelle Nijhuis, Science Writer & Journalist

Michelle Nijhuis is an award-winning environmental and science journalist whose work appears in National Geographic, the Atlantic, and other beloved prints. She’ll be on to discuss some of the points of her latest book “Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction”, especially the history of conservation and how that has shaped our landscape today. 

More about Michelle Nijhuis’s work here

June 15th 2021: Ofir Drori, Wildlife Trafficking Expert & Activist

Ofir Drori has spent many years around Central & Western Africa, running operations to capture and prosecute wildlife traffickers at all levels. Through the Eco Activists for Governance and Law Enforcement (EAGLE) Network, Ofir and his team are working to change the game for trafficked chimps, gorillas, and countless other species. Join us as we discuss his work fighting corruption, supporting effective law enforcement, and helping orphaned apes to safety.

June 29th 2021: Dr Rick Quinn, Veterinarian & Founder of Docs4GreatApes

Dr. Rick Quinn didn’t start his career as a wildlife veterinarian seeking to save great apes but one thing led to another and he’s now the co-founder of wildlife vet nonprofit Docs4GreatApes and author/photographer of the upcoming book “Just Like Us” about the wonders of apes. Tune in to hear his story and learn more about his work in the wild!

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