Episode 46: Carl Safina on Animal Cultures, Pandemics, and Humanity’s Rocky Relationship With The Wild World
Ecologist and author Carl Safina explores how humans are changing the living world, and what those changes mean for wild places and for human and other beings. His work connects broad scientific understanding with a moral call to action. His writing has won the MacArthur “genius” prize; Pew and Guggenheim Fellowships; book awards from Lannan, Orion, and the National Academies; and the John Burroughs, James Beard, and George Rabb medals. Safina hosted the 10-part PBS series, Saving the Ocean With Carl Safina.
He holds the Endowed Chair for Nature and Humanity at Stony Brook University and is founder of the not-for-profit Safina Center. He lives on Long Island, New York with his wife Patricia and their dogs and feathered friends. Carl’s most recent book is Becoming Wild; How Animal Cultures Raise Families, Create Beauty, and Achieve Peace.
- Animal cultures – Humans aren’t the only species with cultures
- Pandemics and our relationship with the wild world
- A warning about the next pandemic – we got lucky this time
- Correcting our relationship with the wild world to save ourselves and biodiversity
- Becoming Wild; How Animal Cultures Raise Families, Create Beauty, and Achieve Peace
- Beyond Words; What Animals Think and Feel
Watch Carl on Tedx
What animals are thinking and feeling, and why it should matter | Carl Safina | TEDxMidAtlantic
Director of Digital Outreach (D.O.D.O.) for The Rewilding Institute
Host and Producer of the Rewilding Earth Podcast
Jack started Rewilding work as Executive Director of Sky Island Alliance in the mid-1990’s, organizing the Sky Island Wildlands Network design, ripping up illegal roads on forest service lands, installing wolf acclimatization pens on Ted Turner’s Ladder Ranch & conducting howling surveys to help make way for the final stage of the Lobo reintroduction program in the Southwest.
Through the years, Jack has worked with Dave Foreman and the Rewilding Gang to further Rewilding initiatives and education.