In this episode we're joined by (soon to be Dr.) Lynn Von Hagen, Presidential Research Fellow at Auburn University studying African Elephant-Human conflicts in Kenya. She is also the Field Team Co-Leader for Elephants and Sustainable Agriculture in Kenya. You can learn more about their organization at EarthWatch.org.
How can you defend yourself against an Elephant? What kinds of conflicts are they having with the people they live around? And how do the people who live around Elephants feel about them? And where are we at with poaching? Learn the answers to those questions and more in this week's ep!
You can find Lynn on Twitter @LynnVonHagen1 and visit her website at lynnvonhagen.com (p.s. she's on the job market!)
To learn more about rangers in Africa, visit gameranger.org.
You can support Ashley's cousin's wildlife rehab at NewhouseWildlifeRescue.org.
Do you like hearing animal attack stories? Do you like True Crime podcasts but hate the feeling of helplessness after listening? The Get Out Alive podcast gives you that True Crime feel, but provides actual tips on how to avoid being attacked yourself.
Host Ashley has a degree in Wildlife Biology and has dipped her toe in many aspects of wildlife biology so far, but especially human-wildlife conflict. Her co-host and best friend/fellow wildlife lover Nick is just along for the ride.
This podcast was born out of Ashley's frustration when handling phone calls from people who were afraid of wild animals and just wanted to kill them. The goal of the podcast is to be honest about the dangers some animal pose, but also be clear that attacks are not nearly as common as we think. Sometimes the show is able to have survivors of attacks or experts on species on the podcast to provide more insight.