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GOTL | Tessa Boase The Story of the RSPB’s Women Founders (12:37)

  The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is a conservation powerhouse. As the RSPB’s homepage proudly states – at the time of publishing this anyway – they are ‘Celebrating 100 Years of Saving Birds”. So, those grim-faced men holding indistinct placards in the black and white header photograph on the RSPB’s website, they would be the charity’s founders, would they? Not even close. As author, journalist, and campaigner Tessa Boase explains in this wonderful shortcast, the founders

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Off the Leash Podcast Episode Ten

Our tenth episode opens with a rolling discussion and personal anecdotes that takes in unprecedented heat in North America, visiting Exxon-Mobil’s HQ in Houston, peak air travel, commuting, the Eye of Fire, and the climate emergency. Charlie takes a chunk out of BBC Bitesize for writing that there were positives to climate chaos. In Hero and Villian we applaud Emily Williamson (and the Plumage Act) and Greenpeace UK for uncovering Exxon-Mobil’s lobbying of the US government, and we take aim at Exxon-Mobil, Phil ‘the Gurning Deer Killer’ Spencer, and the Common Agricultural Policy for helping destroy Europe’s biodiversity. In 60 Second Sell (or should that be ’60 Second Shoutout’?) we hear from ecologist Robyn Murphy about her petition to the JNCC (about their proposal to remove protection from widespread species of reptiles and amphibians) and flag up 10-year-old Bailey Woozeer’s petition to introduce a yearly fundraising day for animals in school.

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