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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Of shark fins and manta gills - in conversation with Paul Hilton

Wild Time caught up with photographer and environmentalist Paul Hilton. Paul has worked in some of the most challenging areas of the world such as Burma, Yemen, North Korea, Tibet and Africa. He has also photographed many other parts of Asia along with several Pacific islands and European countries. Currently, Paul covers Hong Kong, Macau and the Southern China region for the European Press Photo Agency (EPA). He has been published in the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, National Geographic, Newsweek and TIME amongst other leading media. Paul is most passionate about his environmental endeavours and has focussed on a wide range of issues, some of them were discussed here. LISTEN HERE - other important sites to visit: 01. Sharksaver , 02. Mantas ray of hope project 03. Paddle for the planet

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

When Silence Falls - a voice for the voiceless

... in conversation with Megan Caldwell. Megan writes on her Facebook page: ""When Silence Falls" is a testimony of abuse, murder and injustice, told by the ordinary warriors that have taken on the world in order to save it." and she continues saying "I am going to publish a book revealing to the world what we share among ourselves everyday. The cruelty, the violence and the heartbreak that we face, I intend to capture what I can of that in one volume. Here's where you come in: I want YOU to write it." Wild Time talked to writer and activist Megan Caldwell about the book project. The conversation also touched on Morgan the Orca, Sea Shepherd, activism, veganism, education and more. LISTEN HERE and please also visit Megan's facebook page

Friday, May 25, 2012

In conversation with Camille Marino (exclusive pre-trial interview)

When the story of Queenie, a dog used for experiments, became public "Negotiation is over" founder Camille Marino posted the name and address of vivisector Donal O'Leary on her page. After a flood of emails from people outraged by his actions he felt threatened and somehow held Camille solely responsible for it. Now Camille is facing up to 10 years in prison for speaking out. This, of course, is an attempt to stop the movement from peeking behind closed doors and from exposing the truth. WILD TIME talked to Camille about the case ... LISTEN HERE!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Mixcloud trouble

Over 90 interviews/conversations are uploaded on WILD TIME's mixcloud account and currently the page is experiencing some difficulties. None of the uploaded shows plays once the green play button has been clicked on. The only way to listen to an interview is to go to the embed field on the upper right hand side on the page of the interview in question. We have sent two emails to mixcloud's support center and left one message on their facebook wall and hope that they are aware of that problem and that it will be fixed soon. Our orangutan piece (see post below) was uploaded on a quickly created pod-o-matic account and you can access the interview below by clicking the "listen here" button the same way you always do.

Orangutans - a species under threat

WILD TIME spoke to Orangutan expert Leif Cocks from the orangutan project. The Orangutan Project (TOP) is a not-for-profit organisation, supporting orangutan conservation, rainforest protection, local community partnerships and the rehabilitation and reintroduction of displaced orangutans back to the wild, in order to save the two orangutan species from extinction. TOP is a non-partisan organisation that collaborates with several orangutan conservation projects, as well as providing habitat protection through its own programs to deter wildlife poaching, illegal logging and land clearing in Indonesia. According to Leif the next 5 years are crucial to the survival of the Orangutans!! LISTEN HERE. To find out more about TOP's work please visit their website HERE

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Update on "The Zoo Next Door"

In May 2011 WILD TIME spoke with Karla Munguia Colmenero about her documentary "The Zoo Next Door" - now, May 2012, the mentioned place got even worse. Reason enough to reconnect with the wonderful Karla again. LISTEN HERE

Sunday, May 20, 2012

VAFA - helping animals in Iran

Founded in 2004, the Vafa Animal Shelter is the first animal shelter in Iran. The Vafa shelter is a non-government charity organization relying solely on private donations and volunteers. The shelter is currently home to over 400 dogs. The lovely people at VAFA are dedicated to providing help and shelter to injured and homeless animals in Iran. Wild Time spoke with Sheyda Ardalan about the shelter and their work. LISTEN HERE! Visit Vafa HERE!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

EcoVelocity 2012 - The GREEN motorshow

LISTEN HERE to Wild Time's footage recorded at the EcoVelocity Fair in London on May 12th 2012.
Wild Time had a closer look at environment-friendly cars and ways to make the future "greener" and more sustainable.
Thomas Janak talked to many manufacturers, charities and more. Footage includes conversations with people from EDF, Schneider Electric, Get On, Source London, The London Motor Museum, The Charging Point, BEN, Zero Carbon World and more.See HERE for pictures

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Fighting animal abuse at the hands of vets in Cairo - in conversation with S.P.A.R.E.

S.P.A.R.E is a charitable organization, and was founded in 2001 to help all wounded animals, poisoned dogs and cats, and those that have been shot by the authorities as part of a seasonal eradication program. S.P.A.R.E. is the first fully Egyptian animal protection society. For years they have heard the stories about animal abuse at the veterinary university of Cairo but now, for the first time, there is video footage to proof it. SPARE is fighting for the animals that need to be heard and saved! LISTEN HERE - please visit SPARE and SIGN THE PETITION.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

'Think Adoption' - a different initiative to help animals in Shanghai ...

... and in other places in China! Wild Time talked to Philippe Jeangeorges who lives in Shanghai where his new initiative aims to help animals to find a new home and to raise awareness. Shanghai is a city with roughly 23 million inhabitants and its own unique issues and possibilities. LISTEN HERE

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Animal Equality - changing the way people think about animals

LISTEN HERE - Animal Equality's recent undercover investigation into a pig farm in the UK prompted Wild Time to get in touch with Animal Equality's Laura Gough to talk about their findings, how the general public perceived the footage and more. The conversation touches on many things such as the power of language, racism and speciecism, different campaigning strategies and more. Visit Animal Equality