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IIC Conservation Stories Podcast: Trailblazing Women in Conservation

Research Location: Virginia, USA
Conservation Partner: Parks Research Lab @ W&M

Student Researcher
Anne Turner '22
Faculty Mentor
Dr. Dorothy Ibes
Project Description

From William & Mary’s Institute for Integrative Conservation (IIC) in Williamsburg, Virginia, the Conservation Stories podcast expands a traditional understanding of conservation through storytelling that amplifies multiple ways of knowing. The podcast provide listeners with the knowledge and tools to contribute to conservation efforts, while engaging everyone in the local to global conservation dialogue. The second season of the podcast features the stories of women leaders in conservation on the barriers they have faced in the conservation field, the opportunities to improve gender equity in the field, and the importance of women in conservation solutions.

Streaming now: Season two of the Conservation Stories Podcast, Trailblazing Women in Conservation is available now on all major platforms.

This season highlights experiences, perspectives, and ideas from diverse women in conservation to raise awareness about the need for gender equity, and showcases approaches for breaking down barriers to gender equity in the field.

The trio of episodes features the stories and comments of three engaging women: Jill Tiefenthaler, the CEO of National Geographic, Niquole Esters, the senior director of development at Conservation International, and Christine Wilkinson, a Postdoctoral researcher at UC Berkeley and a Co-founder of Black Mammalogists Week. 

The Conservation Stories Podcast works to connect listeners to nature through inspirational personal narratives from diverse voices in conservation.

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Project ID - Format
21-013-21-CRP Year