Field Notes podcast

We are living in a time of crisis for the planet. Our overuse and misuse of water, energy and food has led to dangerous levels of habitat loss, pollution, soil degradation and ocean acidification. As a result we face the giant issues of climate change, biodiversity loss, disease and poverty.

A Rocha has always been a voice of hope in the environmental space. The Field Notes podcast, hosted by Peter Harris and Bryony Loveless, is an exploration of the ideas, practice and experience making a difference on the ground, through conversations with people who really know what they are talking about – from conservation scientists, explorers and biologists, to artists, entrepreneurs and theologians. They have hopeful stories to tell.

About Peter Harris

Peter co founded A Rocha in 1983 in Portugal. He is a birder and photographer and likes nothing better than getting stuck into an interesting conversation. He has a wide array of interesting friends from whom we sourced the guests for this podcast.


About Bryony Loveless

Bryony is a Policy Researcher for A Rocha International and wasn’t even born when A Rocha began! She cycles across vast distances every weekend and only sometimes falls off.

New episodes every two weeks. Available wherever you get your podcasts.

Episode 1 – Why we cannot afford not to have hope: Paula Banza on community, moths and wildfires

Dr Paula Banza talks to Peter and Bryony about moths and their little-known role as pollinators, and what it was like seeing her study site destroyed by fire only to recover before her eyes. She also shares insight from her 30 years living and working with the A Rocha Portugal community, and the parallels there are in the interdependence of human relationships and natural ecosystems. Find out more about Paula in this short film.

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Introducing Field Notes 1 Apr 2021
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