BREATHE Podcast Series 2: Guardians of Nature

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Welcome to BREATHE, a podcast series by the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group, where we take you on a captivating journey into the world of Africa’s biodiversity conservation! In this podcast, we strive to be at the forefront of biodiversity conservation efforts, delving into the intricacies of Africa’s diverse ecosystems, extraordinary wildlife, and unparalleled landscapes.

Our aim is to shed light on the pressing issues facing Africa’s biodiversity, ignite action and foster collaborations that bring about effective solutions.

Join us as we engage with leading experts, passionate conservationists, and local communities who work tirelessly to safeguard Africa’s natural heritage. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, scientist, policymaker, or simply curious about the environment, this podcast is tailor-made for you

Together, let’s embark on a journey to understand, protect, and celebrate the immense beauty and irreplaceable natural heritage of Africa.


BREATHE Podcast: Guardians of Nature: Exploring Traditional Wisdom in Biodiversity Conservation

In this episode we explore the profound influence of sustainable conservation practices on the tapestry of biodiversity. Our distinguished guests, Rubina James, Director of the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group, and Roseanne Wanjiku, Managing Director at the cutting-edge Insectary, a branch of Gaea Foods, take you on a journey through ingenious strategies that are reshaping the way we protect and engage with our natural environments.

This episode discusses traditional methods of biodiversity conservation that have been practiced by indigenous communities and local societies for centuries, fostering a harmonious coexistence with the natural world. These methods often involve a deep understanding of ecosystems and their intricate relationships. Indigenous knowledge is passed down through generations, encompassing practices such as rotational farming, agroforestry, and selective harvesting. Sacred groves and cultural landscapes are designated as sanctuaries for various species, preserving their habitats.

This episode gives a deeper understanding of the symbiotic relationship between sustainable conservation practices and the intricate web of life on our planet.

Listen on spotify here: Guardians of Nature: Exploring Traditional Wisdom in Biodiversity Conservation

Listen to the podcast on YouTube here