Blind Conservation

CLIFFCENTRAL.COM  |  Series , ±17 min episodes total time 1 hr 09 min  | 
Blind Conservation is a 4-part podcast documentary about conservation in South and Southern Africa, focusing on apex predators like sharks and lions. Why are these species facing dwindling numbers, and what impact does this have on humans and animals alike?

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01

Shark Stories: Part 1

Our planet is home to an almost incomprehensible amount of living creatures. But there’s arguably only one animal that has the ability to generate fear, awe and controversy in equal measure: the shark.

Great Whites are either a danger to humans, the quintessential apex predator, or a problem that needs to be solved - taking a stand on any of those viewpoints means you’re going to come up against opposition from somewhere. And that’s because sharks are largely misunderstood.



In this podcast, we tell the story of the Great White shark from as many angles as possible: from the origin of their reputation as ruthless killers of humans, to their incredible trans-oceanic journeys; from their part in marine ecosystems, to their international TV stardom... and even their influence on our economy.
02

Shark Stories: Part 2

Our planet is home to an almost incomprehensible amount of living creatures. But there’s arguably only one animal that has the ability to generate fear, awe and controversy in equal measure: the shark.

Great Whites are either a danger to humans, the quintessential apex predator, or a problem that needs to be solved - taking a stand on any of those viewpoints means you’re going to come up against opposition from somewhere. And that’s because sharks are largely misunderstood.



In this podcast, we tell the story of the Great White shark from as many angles as possible: from the origin of their reputation as ruthless killers of humans, to their incredible trans-oceanic journeys; from their part in marine ecosystems, to their international TV stardom... and even their influence on our economy.
03

Lion Stories: Part 1

Wild lions face a dire threat across the continent, where their numbers and range have been diminishing rapidly over the last few decades. In this episode, we explore the importance of lions in the contexts of ecology and human history. We also find out how the exploitation of lions has become an accepted part of wildlife tourism.
04

Lion Stories: Part 2

Hunting is a divisive topic, with a lot of society seeing the practice as a purely negative pursuit. In this episode, we speak to a professional hunter and find out that hunting - when properly and ethically managed - has a role to play in lion conservation, and that humans and lions can co-exist.

4 episodes