Top 10 conservation conversations to inspire on Earth Day

By AG STAFF 22 April 2022
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Invest in our planet on Earth Day by listening to conservation heroes, including oceanographer Sylvia Earle and wildlife warrior Tim Faulkner, on our Talking Australia podcast.

In 2022, Earth Day marks 52 years of encouraging each and every one of us to tackle the climate crisis on our doorstep.

Annually on April 22, one billion people in 190 countries across the globe get involved in Earth Day activities that call on people, businesses and governments to drive sustainable change.

This year’s theme is ‘Invest In Our Planet’. And what a planet it is.

Mt Warning (Wollumbin NP). Image credit: Nick Rains

Australian Geographic and its charitable arm, the Australian Geographic Society, has held conservation at its heart since inception in 1986, supporting scientific research, community projects and environmental expeditions that all focus on caring for our wondrous country and its native flora and fauna.

You can listen to some of the Australia’s leading lights in environmentalism and conservation, from world-renowned oceanographer, Sylvia Earle, to Australia’s voice of climate change, Tim Flannery, on our podcast Talking Australia.

Here’s 10, to get you started:

How to save our oceans from extinction: Sylvia Earle

Shark lady and dead set Aussie legend: Valerie Taylor

What it means to be the Aussie voice of climate change: Tim Flannery

A life devoted to wildlife and conservation: Terri Irwin (Part 1) & Part 2

Connecting people to their patch of earth: Costa Georgiadis

Guardian of the Kimberley: Albert Wiggan

Building an Ark to protect Australia´s Wildlife: Tim Faulkner

How regenerative farming can heal the land: Charles Massy

A life dedicated to fighting climate change: Anna Rose

How a few blokes decided to try and save the Numbat: Rob McLean

Lake Eyre, SA. Image credit: Nick Rains

Listen to more Talking Australia podcasts, from space exploration to underwater wildlife photography and flying around the world in a bathtub here.