The Eyes on Conservation Podcast
About This Show
The Eyes on Conservation Podcast explores wildlife conservation issues from all across the globe through engaging interviews and conversations with leading biologists, researchers, filmmakers and educators.
Most Recent Episode
EOC 098: Documenting the Illegal Charcoal Trade in the Dominican Republic with Jake Kheel
6 days ago
Our guest on today’s show is Jake Kheel. Jake is the co-director and producer of the new documentary film, Death by a Thousand Cuts - which is about illegal charcoal production in the Dominican Republic and the trafficking of this charcoal to neighboring Haiti. It’s an intense and powerful film, and Jake’s story about how he became inspired to launch the project is particularly fascinating.
As you’ll here in the interview, Jake’s career in conservation actually began in the tourism sector, and I really enjoyed hearing about how this experience was translated into filmmaking and storytelling.