CMR Audio Project – Episode 6 – Dr Gavin Rishworth

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As part of my post-doctorate position at the Institute for Coastal and Marine Research at the Nelson Mandela University, I get to interview people who have a link to the CMR, or whose work is relevant to the broad scope of the CMR.

Episode 6 is with Dr Gavin Rishworth. He is a Marine Biologist and a Senior Lecturer in the Zoology Department at the Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Read a bit about him here: link.

Comments or questions welcome: [email protected]

Disclaimer: All views and opinions expressed in the CMR audio project episodes are those of the participants alone, and do not necessarily reflect any position of the CMR of the Nelson Mandela University.

CMR Audio Project – Episode 4 – Prof Mandy Lombard

As part of my post-doctorate position at the Institute for Coastal and Marine Research at the Nelson Mandela University, I get to interview people who have a link to the CMR, or whose work is relevant to the broad scope of the CMR.

Episode 4 is with Professor Mandy Lombard. She occupies the research Chair in Marine Spatial Planning. Read her profile here: link.

Comments or questions welcome: [email protected]

Disclaimer: All views and opinions expressed in the CMR audio project episodes are those of the participants alone, and do not necessarily reflect any position of the CMR of the Nelson Mandela University.

Podcast #18 – Lloyd Edwards from Raggy Charters

Lloyd kindly agreed to chat about Raggy Charters, his marine eco-tour company that receives consistently great reviews over at tripadvisor. We venture into various thematic territory: welcoming the whales, shark cage diving, difficulties in the war against plastic, a tree society, Lloyd’s time in the police, and more.

Contact Lloyd and Co. over at www.raggycharters.co.za

Podcast #17 – Mark Marshall on Snakes, Snake Handling, Conservation (and more!)

“If you enjoy something, and you’re passionate about it, you’re going to make something happen with it”.

“If you break the wall of ignorance, then interest kicks in. And when interest kicks in, conservation kicks in.”

Mark Marshall is known in Port Elizabeth as the local snake handler, and he kindly agreed to have a chat with me in which he reveals a bit about what makes him tick.

Topics include:

A little bit about Mark, the PE snake park, Bayworld and dolphins, on Mark’s fascination with snakes, Sandula Conservation, development, the relocation of sensitive fauna and flora due to the construction of the Bay West mall, conservation education, legislation and EIA, wind farms, Mark’s time as a River Control Officer and thereafter as an Environmental Consultant, Sandula Conservation’s Facebook page, the impact of fires on habitat, a glimpse at the Sandula Snake Handling course, a Rinkals story, other close shaves, what to do if bitten, on Mark not having a favourite snake, snake symbolism, Sandula donations, children’s conservation books coming in 2020 (illustrators needed).

Contact mark via Whatsapp: +27 82 261 9280

Sandula Conservation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/178406597459/

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