It’s only right that the first female on Treasure Talks, should be my girlfriend Katy. She’s worked in environmental education, wildlife conservation and scuba diving. Her adventure started in Costa Rica and since then she’s done various jobs in Thailand. We discuss some of the projects she’s passionate about, her thoughts on keeping animals in captivity and how important nature is for kids.
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We discuss the following:
- Contrast between living in England & Thailand
- Projects on Jaguars in Costa Rica
- Are Zoos a good or bad thing?
- Working with GVI
- Camera Trapping
- Conservation in Thailand
- Winning a dream competition worth £12k
About Katy Woodroffe
Katy Jane is an Environmental Educator and Scuba Diving Instructor. She’s worked in both Thailand and Costa Rica, on projects that involved Jaguars and various endangered species.
- Koh Tao Earth Day– We found out it was 984kg of trash was collected from land and ocean.
- Katy Jane Dives– Katy’s website offers diving tips, articles on her experience and more.
- Free Books– The World Ocean books we discuss at the end
- Lost Language of Plants– The Book I mention that I’m reading..
- GVI– The official GVI website
- No Man is an Island– The article that was part of the competition
Approximate Time Stamps
0:00- 1:00 min- Intro, What we’ll be talking about…
1:00- 4:00- Contrast between England and Thailand Living– Stress free, city centre living, sea view…
5:00- 13:00 – Journey into Wildlife Conservation- Zoology degree and becoming the school ‘animal lady’… How can parents get their children into wildlife and nature? Education is key..
13:00- 14:30- The Turning Point- Leaving home, Synchronisation, Going to Costa Rica
15:00- 37:30 Costa Rica Conservation- They excel in some areas, not so much in others.. Katy’s role and about the Jaguar project
22:30- 25:30- Are zoos morally right? Her opinion on the subject and how they work alongside conservation.
26:00- 35:00- Earth Day- Collecting 984 Kilograms/ 2169lbs of Trash, Katy was lead co-ordinator for Koh Tao’s Earth Day
35:00- 39:00- Getting a Job in Wildlife Conservation Abroad– Getting a paid role, managing volunteers, living in Thailand ( a small island, not a tourist town)
39:00-51:00- Working with the Locals- Teaming up with locals in Thailand, running projects and life in Ban Nam Khem
52:00-till end- Manifesting our Goals Together- Winning a life changing competition, working hard to live abroad, synchronisation.