Thatch and Earth

Thatch and Earth

Latest Episodes

Ep10 - The business of conservation
November 18, 2020

In this episode we talk to Dex Kotze about his fascinating role in the conservation industry. Dex is a successful businessman who has impacted every industry he has turned his hand to. We chat about how he got started in conservation, how he has been on t

Ep9 - Custodians of the underwater forests
October 14, 2020

In this episode we chat to Mike and Dylan from Cape RADD in Cape Town. We dive into the fascinating world of marine biology and unpack the many advances in the marine conservation environment. Mike and Dylan give us some insights into Cape RADD, what they

Ep8 - A Guide's Perspective
September 28, 2020

In this episode we chat to a Singta guide, Michael Kirby, about his experiences in the guiding industry. Mike is a Swiss army knife when it comes to the African bushveld and we get an insiders perspective into what actually goes through your guides head w

Ep7 - Mitigating climate change with rhinos
September 15, 2020

In this episode we chat to Olli Hyvrinen. He is a dear friends of ours who is currently working on his PhD based around Rhinos and their influence in the bushveld. We talk about how important these megaherbivores are, what life could be like without them

Ep6 - Connecting with the bushveld
August 31, 2020

In this episode we chat to Steve Faulconbridge. A true bushveld guru with many years of diverse experience under his well worn belt. Steve has been a mentor to us both and has not only shaped our view of the bush, but also opened our eyes as to how the bu

Ep5 - Why only 5 Big animals?
August 17, 2020

In this episode we have a discussion about the Big 5 and what these 5 animals are doing to the conservation industry. We look at where the Big 5 originated from, what guides do to create a less Big 5 centred experience, how these animals affect the ecolog

Ep4 - The right way to volunteer
July 27, 2020

In this episode we chat to Colleen Lindberg, who has a MSc in Conservation Biology and is currently working in the voluntourism industry. We breakdown the key reasons why people choose to volunteer in the conservation industry and what to look out for whe

Ep3 - We need trophy hunting?
July 10, 2020

In this episode we talk about the current trophy hunting landscape, what role it plays in conservation and whether we need it to conserve our protected areas. Falling on the 5th anniversary of Cecil the lion's tragic death, we open up about what this

Ep2- Birding & Beyond ft. Andrew De Blocq
July 03, 2020

In this episode we talk to Andrew De Blocq from BirdLife South Africa. We learn about his passion for the birding industry and how, in his new role in avitourism, he is drastically improving the birding landscape in South Africa. With his dedication to cr

Ep1 - Introduction into Thatch and Earth
June 25, 2020

We get chatting about what led us to create Thatch and Earth, what got us motivated to pursue this journey as well as what we have in store for you in the future.Don't forget to take a look at our blog. (  Subscribe for more an