In this episode, host Lisa Marley speaks to farmer, nature conservationist and author of 'Bringing Back the Beaver' Derek Gow about the beaver's return to the UK. The journey of its reintroduction - which initially happened under somewhat murky circumstances - has created an ongoing and divisive debate over their legal protection. Despite the fact the beaver is well and truly back, the controversy over their presence has undoubtedly put a target on the species.
ABOUT THE SHOW
Crimes Against Nature is a true crime nature podcast shedding light on wildlife crime around the world.
The podcast will speak to special guests about incidents of illegal activity impacting nature, trying to raise awareness of their causes and bring attention to what can be done.
The series will start out with stories from the UK, where the podcast is based and where wildlife crime is often overlooked.
Together we CAN beat wildlife crime.
CREATOR & HOST
Scottish documentary self-shooter turned podcaster, Lisa's studies in documentary and anthropology led her to be drawn to conservation conflict stories. Impatient to tell all the stories she wanted to tell through filmmaking, she decided to start Crimes Against Nature to highlight wildlife crime stories from around the world and the amazing work being done to tackle it.
The podcast's original music is by Henry Mitton, who also created the music for Lisa's previous films - Red Sky on the Black Isle and Project Wolf. As a multi-instrumentalist, conductor, orchestrator and all-round music man, he has scored the soundtracks for numerous short films and documentaries. His music has been featured on CBC (Canada) and nominated for an RTS West of England Award. He also has the uncanny ability to understand Lisa's emails.