Episode 73: Rewilding In Namibia with Carey Peterson
Carey Peterson is a professional writer, editor and conservationist. She is co-author, with friend and former husband Robert Glenn Ketchum, of The Tongass: Alaska’s Vanishing Rainforest, published by Aperture. In addition to many local conservation initiatives in the various places she has lived, including New York, Hawaii, California, and Washington State, she served as development director for Rod Jackson and Darla Hillard at The Snow Leopard Conservancy. She has traveled through all 50 states, and much of China, Japan, Europe, Central America, and Africa. She is currently a Managing Director of the Solitaire Land Trust in Namibia, a habitat and migration corridor restoration project and has lived on the edge of the Namib Desert for the past 9 years.
- Letting Namibia rewild itself
- How fencing challenges wildlife movement and the ongoing work to remove fences and save wild lives
- The importance of private landowners being able to connect to national international databases and tracking soil, species, rainfall, and other metrics for operations under 100,000 acres
- What kills more wildlife than poaching?
- The impacts of cattle grazing in Namibia
- What it’s like to be trapped on the wrong side of a fast-moving wildfire
- Water issues challenge rewilding Namibia
- Human wildlife conflict in Namibia
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Read Carey’s article here on Rewilding.org: Solitaire Land Trust – A Contribution to Rewilding Namibia
Biodiversity and the need for refuge
- Biodiversity, climate change, and mass extinctions
- Mammals Going Nocturnal to Avoid Humans
- Vultures in Africa
Connectivity, fences and migration
The colonial origins of a fenced-off Southern Africa
30 x 30: where will the money come from?
- Restoring Farmland Could Drastically Slow Extinctions, Fight Climate Change
- The World’s Banks Must Start To Value Nature and Stop Paying For Its Destruction
- How Much Is An Elephant Worth?
Climate change and carbon sequestration; thinking out of the box
- Grasslands more reliable carbon sink than trees
- The power of soil
- Spreading rock dust on fields could remove vast amouts of CO2
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.