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Business of Biodiversity

Business of Biodiversity

By NSW Saving Our Species

What are the opportunities for business to support threatened species?
We explore how landholders, tech companies and innovators are making a difference for threatened species and bringing them back from the brink.
The podcast explores why biodiversity is not just good for the environment but business, too, and raises awareness of threatened species conservation programs.
Produced by the @GrowLoveProject for NSW Saving Our Species Program. To find out more visit Saving Our Species
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Biodiversity Bites - Saving the Song of the Regent Honeyeater

Business of BiodiversityNov 08, 2023

Biodiversity Bites - Saving the Song of the Regent Honeyeater
Nov 08, 202307:39
Biodiversity Bites - The Butterfly Effect - Purple Copper Butterfly
Nov 02, 202307:56
Ep 16: Conservation Journey - Innovation at Taronga Zoo and beyond
Oct 11, 202335:32
Biodiversity Bites - Beach-nesting birds: Share the Shore
Sep 14, 202307:08
Biodiversity Bites - Batting for Bats

Biodiversity Bites - Batting for Bats

One of the most widely misunderstood creatures, bats, unfortunately, have a bad rap. This episode will dispel some common misconceptions about bats. We’ll learn fun facts and the usefulness of these cryptic creatures.

Of 34 bat species in NSW, there are 18 that are listed as threatened or extinct. Threats for these bats include habitat loss, human activities and climate change.

Tune in to see what’s happening with these bats, why we want to help them and how you can get involved to aid in their protection.

Links to get involved:

Bats in Backyards -

National Flying Fox Monitoring Program -

The related Business of Biodiversity 30 min Ep. 11: Threatened Connections -

This episode has been produced by the for the NSW Government’s Saving our Species Program.  For more info visit

Aug 29, 202307:34
Ep 15: Sustainability in Supply Chains to protect biodiversity
Aug 24, 202326:26
Biodiversity Bites - Slug Sleuth - The Giant Pink Slug
Aug 17, 202306:09
Ep 14: Building drought resilience for threatened species
Apr 16, 202327:25
Biodiversity Bites - The Green and Golden Bell Frog
Feb 19, 202307:17
Ep 13: Valuing Biodiversity: A holistic approach
Dec 11, 202229:28
Ep 12: Battling a Plant Disease Pandemic - A story from the Royal Botanic Gardens
Nov 09, 202225:35
Ep 11: Threatened Connections
Sep 30, 202227:23
Ep 10: Innovative ways to boost biodiversity in urban gardens
Aug 29, 202234:18
Ep 9: Taxonomy – the benefits of naming nature
Jun 03, 202231:17
Ep 8: Twitcher Tales - The beautiful benefits of birds
Feb 10, 202232:52
Ep 7: How can we care for our coastal creatures
Feb 09, 202233:19
Ep 6: Taking to the sky with conservation drone technology

Ep 6: Taking to the sky with conservation drone technology

In this episode we take to the skies to see how drone technology is saving time and money for threatened species. We talk to 3 conservationists turned tech heads about a range of projects from monitoring remote threatened species and bird migration to rapid fire reforestation. We’ll hear about their challenges, solutions and vision for the future and its a bright one.

With thanks to those featured:

Blaise Porter, Fujitsu

Aymeric Maudous, Lord of the Trees

Dr. Debbie Saunders, Wildlife Drones

Jul 07, 202129:49
Ep 5: Frogs, bees and wallabies, beating the drum for threatened species

Ep 5: Frogs, bees and wallabies, beating the drum for threatened species

Only one quarter of known Australian threatened species are protected in conservation reserves. Some threatened species are confined to small areas in cities, on farms and along roadsides. Engaging the broader community in conservation efforts is essential to their survival. In this episode we speak to 3 people who are beating the drum for threatened species and bringing the public along for the ride.

Jodi Rowley really loves frogs. Working for the Australian Museum and the University of NSW she is the lead scientist behind the Frog ID APP. Australia has over 240 species of frog which are found nowhere else in the world, some species are flourishing but four have already become extinct.  The FrogID APP is a national citizen science project, helping scientists learn more about what is happening to Australia’s frogs. People are recording frog calls on their smartphone in their backyards, schools and farms.  Download it and you can't help but start noticing frogs all around.

Matt Blomfield of Gather By provides an opportunity for Growers and farmers to diversify into the honey business without having to know anything about bees. Gather by looks for farmers with 5ha to grow Australian native Leptospermum plants plus bee- fodder plants, for the purpose of generating chemical free, raw bioactive, Manuka- type honeys for local and export markets, while prioritising bee and ecosystem health. Gather By advises the farmers on what to grow and how and then brings along the bees and collects the honey.

Darren Grover is the Head of Healthy Land and Seascapes Leading the Species, Oceans, Science and Impact teams at WWF-Australia. He has been working hard to improve the conservation status of species like the black-flanked rock-wallaby and Carnaby’s black cockatoo in southwest Australia, the Bilby and Gouldian Finch in the Kimberley, southern right whales in the Great Australian Bight, and marine turtles on the Great Barrier Reef. His biggest challenge is inspiring other to care as much about wildlife. His greatest joy is all the volunteers who make a difference.

May 07, 202130:17
Ep 4: Bringing back the birds with Landcare
Feb 15, 202134:27
Ep 3: Biodiversity Entrepreneurs

Ep 3: Biodiversity Entrepreneurs

There are so many great ideas out there with the environment at their heart. But how do you take that idea for good and turn it into a business? Many conservationists struggle to put a dollar figure on their environmental values. So in this episode we’re talking to environmental entrepreneurs about the journey of turning their passion into a viable business.

In this episode we hear from:

Sam Marwood, Wild Idea Incubator -

Jessie Panazollo - Lonely Conservationist -

Find her book she mentions in the episode at

David Brook - Wild BnB -

See the gliders using David's nesting boxes -

Kate Torgersen and David Flood, EnviroGolf -

Hollie Newman and Aimee Bowman, Planet Warrior -

Nov 09, 202031:60
Ep 2: Innovative ways to promote the importance of biodiversity

Ep 2: Innovative ways to promote the importance of biodiversity

Sharing your passion is infectious. The people in this episode all have a love of Australian plants and animals and they are not shy to share their passion in order to encourage others to get involved.

Guests featured in this episode:

Justin and Pip Jarret - Seesaw Wines

Sam Renzaglia - RenZaglia Wines

Lou Chalmers - Yume Wine

Luke Tilse - Happy Wombat

Check out Luke's wombat onesie -

Jo Slupik - Pokolbin and Hunter Distilleries

To see the threatened species mural visit -

Mick Roderick - Birdlife Australia

Andi Mether - Zest International

Oct 08, 202033:24
Ep 1: Investing in Biodiversity

Ep 1: Investing in Biodiversity

In this episode we’ll hear from scientists, conservationists and farmers sharing their experiences and knowledge around threatened species conservation. We’ll explore how plants and animals deliver significant ecosystem services on farm and why biodiversity is simply good for business.

In this episode we hear from

Nigel Sharp - Founder and Chairman, Odonata

Matt Hayward, Associate Professor of Conservation biology, University of Newcastle

Rich Gilmore - Country Director, The Nature Conservancy

Annette Rypalski - Director of Biodiversity, Odonata

Rob Fenton - Farmer and educator, Green Gate Organic Farm

Jun 12, 202032:35