Hey, everyone! Welcome to Episode 1 of Rewildology! I thought it was only right to kick off this show with my first guest, Bill Given of The Wild Source. Bill is a mentor of mine and a huge reason why I am where I am today. We chat about how his company is disrupting the safari industry, how to persevere through a global pandemic that practically shuts down your business, and that it’s okay to change your career and pursue what feels right for you no matter your age or college degree. So, who’s Bill and why is he awesome?
Working for more than two decades as a Wildlife Biologist, Bill has conducted studies on a
diverse array of species ranging from endangered butterflies and jumping mice to owls,
Mexican wolves, jaguars and African big cats. Bill’s focus is on conservation research to
mitigate conflict between big cats and humans over livestock.
Bill is Founder of The Wild Source, a travel company featuring wildlife biologist planned safaris and a mission of conservation through empowerment of local people. Since 2004 Bill has organized and guided small group safaris where he is able to share his knowledge and passion of wildlife with his guests.
Bill’s style is to feature the local guide, who is the ultimate expert on the region visited, while Bill adds a more global perspective on conservation, wildlife research, and animal behavior.
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