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October 14, 2016

As Secretary General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES),  John Scanlon has to juggle the complexities, controversies and policies around trade in species world wide. This is no easy task, and with wildlife poaching at an all time high, John is happy to argue the critical importance of a body like CITES.

As part of his job, John travels a lot. On and off planes he spends much of his time meeting with heads of state, royalty, local communities, NGO’s, military and an assortment of other gove...

October 14, 2016

As a fifth generation Californian Paul Hawken has seen many changes to the landscape of his childhood. Having access to wide open spaces and good food was something he almost took for granted but at 20yrs old Paul had a ‘duh’ moment which lead to him founding one of the U.S.A’s first successful organic food businesses.

Kenny Ausubel, the Bioneers founder says “Paul Hawken has a gift for making the impossible inevitable” and his latest ambitious initiative Project Drawdown is no exception. With the support of an incredible team including  scientists, NGO’s, analys...

October 14, 2016

From a childhood playing in the gullies of  Jamaica to visiting over 175 units of the US National Park system, Audrey Peterman, with her infectious positivity, has become a passionate advocate for the beauty of America's nature and a fierce defender for the rights of all Americans to share in its splendours. 

Along with her husband Frank, Audrey is the co- author of two books about the National Parks System; Legacy on the Land: A Black Couple Discovers Our National Inheritance and Tells why Every American Should C...

October 14, 2016

Six years ago Lola Webber made a promise-a promise which almost daily sees her bare witness to some of the most horrific injustices imaginable because she has no intention of ever breaking that promise.

Lola is the co-founder of Change For Animals Foundation (CFAF) and over those six years she has focused most of her attention on the dog meat trade in Asia.

In this episode of MHP Lola manages to talk about her work-the heartbreaks and the successes. As she explains the issue is a complex one, with legal and illegal trade in dogs walking a fuzzy line, So too is the...

October 14, 2016

So what exactly does a fish know? It’s a question that took acclaimed scientist and author Jonathan Balcombe on a 4 year journey of watery discovery-under the sea, through rivers and ponds and even into your own fish bowl.

Did you know fishes have morals, use tools and offer cleaning services with benefits? Or that they hunt co-operatively and form lifelong bonds? And what about that three second memory myth? 

While we share this planet with more than 30,000 species of fish, we know so little about them. In this episode of MHP Jonathan demystifies t...

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