Into The Wilderness with Byron Pace
Into The Wilderness with Byron Pace
The Pace Brothers
The world is so much more than what we know, and only through understanding it better can we make informed decisions. This podcast aims to bring impactful, entertaining and insightful conversations from a global array of guests. Some famous, some you won’t have heard of. From famous explorers, to renowned scientists and just good people, all have a story to tell which we can take something from. Topics are wide ranging, with a backbone centred on conservation, including hunting, fishing, expeditions, environmental and wildlife management. This is a podcast for everyone who enjoys the great outdoors in any form. It’s for those who care about safeguarding the planet and wildlife we share this land with.
#176 Bill Roden: Insights from the outdoors industry. Hunting / fishing / marketing / advertising / writing
Bill Roden is the Chief Marketing Officer for Modern Huntsman. We discuss the outdoors industry, how it interacts with the community and take a view on how this may evolve. We consider the difficulties of integrating people with nature and moments we have achieved pure contentment. To wrap up, Bill discusses great writers, and what we can learn from their processes in storytelling.
Jan 20
1 hr 33 min
#175 Dr Mark Scherz: The importance of species in conservation. Madagascar / herpetology / frogs / evolution / DNA / barcoding
We are joined by herpetologist and evolutionary biologist, Dr Mark Scherz. We dive into the reasons why naming species is important for conservation, the idea of taxonomic inflation, the problem with habitat fragmentation, the concept of ecosystem functionality and what the hell we mean by DNA barcoding. That's just for the warm-up. Dr Mark Scherz, visit: To support the show visit: For more in Modern Huntsman visit:
Jan 12
1 hr 51 min
# 174 Women in the Wilderness. The feral horse problem. America / conservation / adventure / documentary
For the final episode of the year, I am joined by a team of three women about to embark on an amazing adventure across the wilderness of North America. Creating a feature documentary along the way, Katherine, Caroline and Louisa will explore the controversies around managing wild horses. Find out more: Support the podcast: Podcast partner: More info:
Dec 14, 2020
50 min
#173 Science Shorts: Dr Richard Thomas. Global wildlife trade. Conservation / poaching / pangolin / tigers / elephants
Dr Richard Thomas is the director of communications for Traffic, a non-governmental organisation focused on the sustainable use of wild resources through international trade. From tigers in the U.K. to abalone in South Africa and the global timbre trade, we discuss the benefits and problems of international trade. Traffic: Monthly column: More info:
Dec 7, 2020
50 min
#172 Peter Carr: From gamekeeper to journalist and global conservationist. Hunting / conservation / Africa / lions / illegal trade
Editor in Chief of Sporting Rifle, Peter Carr, comes back on the show to talk about his life, transitioning from skipper to gamekeeper to journalist, and now international conservationist. From the British countryside to the illegal wildlife trade, it's a ranging, intriguing conservation. Support the podcast: Podcast partner: More info:
Nov 30, 2020
1 hr 17 min
#171 Science Shorts: Christine Figgener Ph.D. Sea turtle conservation. Biology / biodiversity / Costa Rica / environment / plastic pollution / evolution
Marine biologist, Christine Figgener, Ph.D. joins us to discuss the complexities of sea-turtle conservation. From their evolutionary history to environmental threats and their role in marine food webs, we draw on the greater conservation issues of endangered species and their role within ecosystems. Christine: Support the show: More info: Column:
Nov 23, 2020
38 min
#170 Rob Nelson: Stone Age Man. Tackling the natural world. Wolves / species conservation / fire ecology / Chernobyl / film-making
Rob Nelson from joins us for an epic show. From 'radioactive' wolves to fire ecology, dead chickens in your pillow, species conservation, mountain lion attacks, and his new book: Mother Nature Is Not Trying to Kill You.  Support the show: Podcast partner: More info: Rob Nelson: @untamedscience
Nov 16, 2020
1 hr 55 min
#169 Science Shorts: Sarah Roberts on the world's largest iceberg. Conservation / Antarctica / South Georgia / penguins / climate change / global warming / whales
There is a giant iceberg travelling towards South Georgia, two times the size of Luxemburg, and we are bringing you the latest, with science journalist Sarah Roberts. What will be the impact of one trillion tonnes of ice beaching on the island? We investigate. Support the podcast: Sarah Roberts: Intsagram @sarahsrealjob / For show links visit:
Nov 9, 2020
22 min
#168 Amanda Monthei: A landscape of fire. Conservation / environment / fire-mitigation / fire-management / wildfire / climate change
This show is all about fire in the landscape. From wildfire to a managed fire, from indigenous burning to decades of inappropriate forest management policy, we dive into the role of fire in natural cycles and the part humans have to play. To guide us through, former Hotshot firefighter, journalist and podcaster, Amanda Monthei. Instagram: @A_monthei @living_with_fire Twitter: @A_monthei @lwf_pod Website: Podcast partner:
Nov 2, 2020
1 hr 10 min
#167 Science Shorts: Lauren Redmore Ph.D. Human, elephant co-existence. Africa / Botswana / conservation / wildlife / conflict
What can conservation programs learn from wildlife, human co-existence? I speak with Lauren Redmore, Ph.D. about her research into elephant interactions in the Okovango Delta in Botswana. Support the podcast: For more info visit: Follow Lauren on Twitter: @laurenredmore Related publications:
Oct 25, 2020
32 min
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