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Episode 5 - Northern White Rhinoceros
Humans and rhinoceros have coexisted in Africa for thousands of years, but have only recently begun a massive decline. How did the Northern White Rhino go from a population that was steady enough to be hunted by the likes of Teddy Roosevelt in 1910 to only 2 110 years later? Find out in this episode.
Donate to Ol Pejeta Conservancy: https://donate.olpejetaconservancy.org/
Dodging Extinction: Power, Food, Money, and the Future of Life on Earth by Anthony D. Barnosky
The Fateful Journey: The Expedition of Alexine Tinne and Theodor von Hueglin in Sudan (1863-1864: https://southsudanmuseumnetwork.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/willink.pdf
Ami Vitale's article about Sudan: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/09/life-changing-lessons-of-the-last-male-northern-white-rhino/#close
Boyle's article for Discover Magazine 2019: https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/the-quixotic-quest-to-birth-a-baby-northern-white-rhino
Burchell's Original Specimens of White Rhinos: http://www.rhinoresourcecenter.com/pdf_files/130/1300833513.pdf
Moodley et al 2018: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6235034/
Rookmaaker and Antoine 2013: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Pierre-Olivier_Antoine/publication/260366379_New_maps_representing_the_historical_and_recent_distribution_of_the_African_species_of_rhinoceros_Diceros_bicornis_Ceratotherium_simum_and_Ceratotherium_cottoni/links/5bd142a045851537f598fd6c/New-maps-representing-the-historical-and-recent-distribution-of-the-African-species-of-rhinoceros-Diceros-bicornis-Ceratotherium-simum-and-Ceratotherium-cottoni.pdf
Lang 1923: https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/1373564.pdf
Lang 1924: https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/1373284.pdf
Last Chance to Survive Project:
Hillman-Smith et al 2009: http://www.rhinoresourcecenter.com/pdf_files/124/1245681966.pdf
Vigne et al 2007:
Vahala et al 1993: https://sci-hub.tw/https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1748-1090.1993.tb03509.x
Operation Rhino: https://blog.londolozi.com/2018/12/01/operation-rhino/
|May 19, 2020|
The Good with the Bad - April 2020
Hey, everyone! I figured everyone might need some uplifting news this month, so this one is just all good news dealing with wildlife conservation. If you are interested in purchasing a sticker for the podcast, please reach out on Twitter or Instagram (@endlingpodcast) or by email (email@example.com). The art was done by my friend Wes, who can be found on Instagram as @artandanimals_wesjames. Please be sure to rate, review, and subscribe. Thanks!
Wolves in France: https://www.newsweek.com/wolf-northern-france-100-years-1498914
Trail Cam Photos by Céline David Desjardins
|Apr 30, 2020|
Episode 4 - The St. Helena Olive
St. Helena is a tiny volcanic island off of the coast of southwestern Africa. This small island was completely uninhabited when it was discovered in 1502, but was covered in plants whose closest cousins were thousands of miles away. On this episode, I cover the St. Helena Olive, one of what was likely the rarest plants on earth before its disappearance in 2003.
Green Imperialism: Colonial Expansion, Tropical Island Edens, and the Origins of Environmentalism (1600 - 1860) by Richard Grove
Icones Plantarum, Or Figures, With Brief Descriptive Characters and Remarks, Of New and Rare Plants Selected from the Kew Herbarium by Joseph Dalton Hooker (finished by his son, William Jackson Hooker)
The radio announcement of the death of the St. Helena Olive:
Information about the Millennium Forest Project:
Grove, R. (1993) Conserving Eden: https://sci-hub.tw/10.1017/S0010417500018399
Cronk (1989) The past and present vegetation of St Helena
More information about George Benjamin: http://sthelenaonline.org/george-benjamin-the-man-who-saved-the-st-helena-ebony/
|Apr 16, 2020|
The Good with the Bad - March 2020
Just a quick update about some wildlife news this month that you may have missed with all of the news about coronavirus/COVID-19. There's good news about wildlife trafficking and not so good news about your cat. Hear all about it on this episode!
|Apr 01, 2020|
Episode 3 - Spix's Macaw
In this episode, I cover the Spix's Macaw. This bird is most well known from its portrayal in the movie Rio, but there is much more to it's story than most people know. This little blue macaw is a symbol of perseverance in a quiet corner of Brazil. Will these blue macaws ever fly in the caatinga again? What happened to the last birds? Find out in this episode!
Spix's Macaw the Race to Save the World's Rarest Bird by Tony Juniper:
Donate to help the recovery of the Spix:
|Mar 18, 2020|
The Good with the Bad - February 2020 Conservation News
In this episode, I cover a few pieces of conservation news that came out over the past month. I also talk about what one of the best band names ever might be. Be sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Thanks!
China's Wildlife Trading Ban:
Antarctic Penguin Colonies:
46k Year Old Siberian Bird:
Bighorn Sheep Release in Nevada:
|Feb 28, 2020|
Episode 2 - The Great Auk
In this episode, I cover the great auk- the penguin of the north. But was it a penguin as its coloration would suggest or something totally different? What happened to this giant bird? Were these animals killed off completely by humans, or were their populations already on the way out? The range of the great auk stretched from Europe to the shores of eastern Canada, so where did they go? Find out in this episode!
Razorbill Vocalizations by Stanislas Wroza: https://www.xeno-canto.org/contributor/SDPCHKOHRH
Live Cam on Eldey Island: http://www.gannetlive.com/
Thomas et al 2017: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5485528/
Moum et al 2002: https://academic.oup.com/mbe/article/19/9/1434/996658
Montevecchi and Kirk 1996: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/240792777_Great_Auk_Pinguinus_impennis
Morris, Reverend Francis O. (1864). A History of British Birds. 6. Groombridge and Sons, Paternoster Way, London. pp. 56–58.
Harris & J. R. G. Hislop. 1978. The food of young Puffins Fratercula arctica. J. Zool. 185: 213-236.
OLSON, S. L., C. C. SWIFT, & C. MOKHIBER. 1979. An attempt to determine the prey of the Great Auk (Pinguinus impennis). Auk 96: 790-792.
Serjeantson D. 2001. The great auk and the gannet: a prehistoric perspective on the extinction of the great auk. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 11: 43–55
The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
The Great Auk by Errol Fuller
The Great Auk (Gone Forever) by Emily Crawford
Ancient People of Port Au Choix: the Excavation of an Archaic Indian Cemetary in Newfoundland by James A. Tuck
Extinct and Vanishing Birds of the World by James Greenway
Hope is the Thing With Feathers: A Personal Chronicle of Vanished Birds by Christopher Cokinos
|Feb 09, 2020|
The Good with the Bad - January 2020 Conservation News
Surprise! A month end round up of some of the good and not so good news coming out of wildlife conservation and extinction. This is a much more informal episode, where you can listen to me cheer on a tortoise that saved his whole species (Go Diego!), nerd out about how cool pine trees are, and get really excited about some brand new bird species.
If you are an environmental scientist and are publishing some work in February that you would like people to hear about, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to hear from you! Additionally, if you'd like to be interviewed for this podcast about your work, please reach out!
Bednaršek et al 2020: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969720301200#!
Galapagos Conservancy Donations: https://galapagos.bsd.net/page/contribute/support
Rheindt et al 2020: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/367/6474/167
Weimerskirch et al: https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/01/21/1915499117.short
Wollemi Pine cover art provided by: David Stang Location taken: United States Botanic Garden. Names: Wollemia nobilis W.G. Jones, et al., Australianwollemia, Australski stribor, Cây thông Wollemi, Dižā volēmija, Pin de Wollemi, Pino Wollemi, Sárkán.
|Jan 31, 2020|
Episode 1 - The Thylacine
In this episode, I cover the thylacine- Tasmania's most famous extinct animal. Were these animals killed off completely by humans, or were there other factors at play? Thylacines were the dominant carnivore within Tasmania until European settlers arrived and began to kill them to protect their sheep. But, were these animals killed off completely by humans, or were there other factors at play?
Dr. Michael Archer's TED Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/michael_archer_how_we_ll_resurrect_the_gastric_brooding_frog_the_tasmanian_tiger?language=en
Allison Reid's Interview from 1996: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAGRCnZ4K10&feature=emb_logo
|Jan 25, 2020|
Episode 0 - Introduction
In this introductory episode, I cover why I was inspired to start this podcast. This podcast will cover recent extinction events that have happened since humans came onto the scene. Oftentimes, recent extinctions are only covered by people posting about it on social media, but I hope to tell the full life histories of these creatures and talk about the conservation efforts that were in place before they slipped away. Join me on January 25th, 2020 for Episode 1 of Season 1 - The Thylacine
|Jan 10, 2020|