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.

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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.

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15.12.20 Pt 2 - It seems working in the nude is the way of lockdown for South Africans. What is the greatest Christmas song of all time? Anthony Mederer, MD of Taylor Blinds & Shutters and co-host of Blind History, joins the team to discuss his love of history and his lifelong love affair with mother nature... and why he is excited about the new podcast series Blind Conservation. The final episode of Blind History season 4 features French Revolution protagonist, Maximilien Robespierre.

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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...

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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.

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