The Antarctic Peninsula is one of the fastest changing environments on the planet. Warming rapidly, its also seeing increasing pressure from fishing, tourism, and scientific expeditions. Recently a group of women wrote a letter in the journal Nature calling for the seas around the Peninsula to be protected. James speaks to Dr Carolyn Hogg from the University of Sydney about why this region must be protected, and about the Homeward Bound program for women in STEMM. Read the Nature letter: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02939-5
And conservationists in Tasmania have recently had a huge win: reintroducing 42 critically endangered Red Handfish to the rocky reefs off the island's coast. James speaks to Dr Jemina Stuart-Smith about these extraordinary fish, which have never been bred in captivity before, and the difficulties of releasing them back into the wild. Find out more about the Handfish Conservation Project and what you can do to help: https://handfish.org.au/
Andrew, Erin, Fam, Heather, James and Matt.