Dylan Walker is a marine scientist and experienced field naturalist. He has conducted over 100,000km of surveys for whales and dolphins across the North Atlantic. Dylan co-founded the charity ORCA and has authored several acclaimed books on cetaceans. After forming whale watching search engine Planet Whale and the event WhaleFest with Ian Rowlands, the World Cetacean Alliance formed in June 2013 which Dylan now facilitates as CEO for the Secretariat. Here, Dylan recounts how catching butterflies as a child, getting engaged in front of a giant tortoise in the Galapagos and the words of Tony Benn have all spurred on his love of the natural world and says his biggest challenge has come from tackling conservationists’ egos.read full interview
Karen is a British paralympic cyclist, paratriathlete, adventurer and author. In 2012 she won a silver medal at the London Paralympics. At the age of 21, Karen became paralysed from the chest down, following a sea cliff climbing accident. Since then her perseverance and creativity have made for an extraorindary life. In 2006 she crossed Greenland’s ice cap whilst sitting on skis using her arms and pole to travel 372 miles. She has also cycled the length of Japan and climbed El Capitan, Matterhorn and Mont Blanc. Here, chatting to Uneasy no settle writer Catherine Mack, she talks openly about the challenges that being paralysed poses and how she’s nearly died five times; from falling off a cliff to being run over by a car to cerebral oedema in the Andes and being flown out on a plane.read full interview
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