The currency of conservation is passion

Presented by Lawrence Stafford, a Finisterre podcast exploring the depths of our oceans and the resilience of the human spirit.

This next episode comes from the vault – recorded a couple of months back as I caught up with the fascinating, multifaceted, Charles Post. Charles is a Ecologist, Filmmaker, Explorer and lifelong surfer based out of Montana in the US.

I’ve had some great back and forth with Charles over the years, more often than not surf related or simply shared interest in one anothers work and I’d had him pencilled in to join us on the show since day one.

Knowing the breadth and variety of Charles work, it was extremely easy to go off on a tangent or quite literally down a rabbit hole, and we spent the first 20 minutes speaking solely about eagles, wolves and roaming elk. Skipping ahead, we discussed about everything from 30×30 biodiversity initiatives, growing up surfing in California, hiking in nature with NFL running backs and inner city kids, to decomposing seal heads and sparking curiosity for conservation early on.