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Newscast #6: Carl Safina on marine conservation and Trump

Noted ecologist and author Carl Safina appears on this episode of the Mongabay Newscast to discuss the current state of marine conservation and its future under the Trump presidency.

Mongabay interviewed Carl Safina back in June, just before his latest book, Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel, which came out in 2015, was due for a paperback release. It was exciting to get to interview him again, especially given how much has happened since we last heard from him, including the creation of massive marine protected areas off the coast of Hawaii and in Antarctica.

We also welcome to the show Mongabay founder and CEO Rhett Butler, who fills us in on the origins of Mongabay and where it’s going in 2017. (There are many more answers to questions you might have about Mongabay in this post.)

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A mother and her calf in Tarangire National Park. Credit: Lori Price/Biodiversity and Wildlife Solutions.