049: How red listed animals are being held captive for profit in Armenia

THayahere are more than 150 Syrian Brown bears illegally taken captive by poachers in Armenia and less than 200. Once captured, many end up displayed in small cages at petrol stations, bus depots, restaurants or other public entertainment venues where they live out their lives. Our guest today, Haya Altamimi is a producer and editor. Her first film War Sweet Home won several international awards and her second documentary titled Keepers of the Wild premiered late last year. She hopes that her documentary will help many bears to be freed and to be able to live a full and healthy life and I would love to share that with you.


Episode Highlights

Final Five

1.What is one social media platform that you follow?

 Rana G Demloge

2.What is your hope for mama earth going forward?

I don’t know, I mean I hope that people start caring more or at least acting on yeah, I mean yeah people think that they are a lot but you don’t see them take actual steps to show that or take actions where I hope that, you know people contribute to making mama earth a better place.

3.What advise can you give our crazy birds this week to help out mama earth?

Do something small, it doesn’t have to be something big, carry your own bag, don’t use plastic bags, don’t use straw, try eating less meat, you don’t have to go fully vegetarian, you don’t have to eat meat every day, so yeah, do something small, make a change.

4.What is one sustainability fact that you like to use in a room with people not yet on a sustainability journey?

 Around 16,000 litres of water are consumed just to make one kilogram of beef. 

5.Where can people find you?


Key Take Away

” take actions”

If we all took action towards things that are not in the wellbeing of animals or humans and try our best to help them. We can make a difference, we just need to take the first step and take the action.


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