4. Monday Mini – COP Conference Concerns & What we can do.

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Welcome to episode 4 of the Nurtured by Nature Podcast and today’s Monday Mini Episode, designed to be a little snippet of connection to kickstart your week. 

In this week’s episode I discuss the recent COP27 in Egypt and the current COP15 for the UN Convention on Biological Diversity that is happening in Montreal in Canada. Considering some of the challenges around the negotiations as well as discussing our concept of developing and developed nations and the impact that status has on their requirements to contribute to any fund for climate loss – there’s a few surprises in terms of countries you might not expect to be considered “developing”.

One of the reasons I started the Nurtured by Nature Podcast was the sadness and frustration I felt around the lack of action that resulted from these climate conferences and I wanted to create a place where I could encourage those who loved the natural world to realise that as individuals we can make a difference and we don’t need to wait for the lawmakers to take the first steps.

So as a foil to the negativity in the media that often surrounds these COPs I share some conservation success stories for some species that have been able to buck the trend and make their way back from the brink of extinction, thanks to the committed efforts of some amazing individuals, charities and even governments. 

Links to some of the organisations mentioned in today’s episode:

Mountain gorillas:
Gorilla Doctors Rwanda/Uganda/DRC: https://www.gorilladoctors.org/
Virunga National Park DRC: https://virunga.org/
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund https://gorillafund.org/

West African giraffe:
Giraffe Conservation Foundation: https://giraffeconservation.org/

Knepp Estate:
Red kites A Conservation Success Story:

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