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Episode 3 of the series Podcasts " The Panda Effect A new episode entitled "Innovations at the service of the oceans" has just been released by WWF France: a new episode entitled "Innovations at the service of the oceans" plunges the listener into the heart of unknown territory, since only 5% of the seabed have been explored. The first three podcasts of the series are available free of charge.

On February 25, WWF France launched the " Panda Effect "A new series of podcasts that plunges the listener into the heart of the association's missions. Alternating between long and short formats, the series, made up of ten original episodes, is intended to be a territory of escape and discovery for everyone, and every fortnight it allows the listener to discover the commitment of those - volunteers, researchers, photographers... - who work for the protection of nature.

Episode 3 launched on Tuesday 24 March, and entitled "Innovations in the service of the oceans" plunges the listener into this unknown territory alongside experts from WWF France.

The Panda Effect Every fortnight an original podcast that mixes discovery, pedagogy and escapism.

WWF France carries out long-term nature protection actions, the effects of which can often be measured over time. But if their work is never finally finished, it is important and primordial to celebrate their small victories. Whatever the project, every step forward, no matter how small, is essential. That's what it's all about. the Panda Effect this suspended moment when one lingers on good news, success, respite, to better resume the fight.

Based on the concept of the Panda Effect which celebrates a new victory every Friday, WWF France launched a series of podcasts at the beginning of 2020, the first season of which consists of ten episodes. Every fortnight, listeners have the opportunity to discover a species or a part of the world through the story of a volunteer, a researcher, a photographer ... who is committed day after day alongside the NGO for the protection of nature.

A tool for discovery, education and escape, this format allows listeners to plunge into the heart of the missions carried out by WWF France. In turn, listeners can explore the Amazon rainforest in search of a jaguar, scour the Mediterranean alongside cetaceans, head off to the French Alps to meet the wolf... or understand how our oceans and seabed are being impacted by human activity, plastic pollution, mass tourism and climate change.
The stories will slip into the ears of young and old alike, and through a unique immersion, they will help to understand the issues of nature protection.

To go even further and experience a unique immersion, the series associates each episode with an original musical creation with sound atmospheres recorded on location. Developed for the web, the series allows us to raise the awareness of everyone - young and old - and to question our relationship with living things and the wild world.
The first season alternates episodes in two different formats: long formats (about 30 minutes) which give the floor to several actors on a specific theme (the jaguar of French Guiana, the Ocean missions, the forests of New Caledonia, etc.) and short formats (5 to 10 minutes) which focus on specific projects carried and supported by WWF France.

Episode 3, Innovations in the service of the oceans

70% of the planet is covered by the oceans but only 5% of our seabed has been explored. Deep in the Pacific, in the icy waters of Antarctica, along the coral reefs of New Caledonia what can be found? What species live there? How do they move? Are they affected by climate change? Faced with the impacts of human activities on their habitat, are they changing their way of life?

In this third episode, experts from WWF France offer an original insight into the issues related to the knowledge of marine species and their protection, from Marseilles to Noumea, all the way to Antarctica. Through the stories of Catherine Piante, in charge of the Marine Spatial Planning and Marine Protected Areas programme in the Mediterranean, Marc Oremus, in charge of marine programmes in New Caledonia, Chris Johnson, in charge of the Antarctic programme and Denis Ody, in charge of cetacean programmes, listeners plunge into our marine depths to better understand them.

Podcasts from the series are available for free on Spotify, Deezer, ApplePodcast, Youtube, Eeko and of course on the WWF France website via the following link :  https://www.wwf.fr/podcast

WWF France podcasts, produced by Les Others Studio and directed by Chloé Wibaux, with an original composition by Louis Martinez and Nicolas Pollitzer.

The first three episodes :
Episode 1 - Meeting the jaguar in French Guiana - with Emmanuel Rondeau and Stéphane Ringuet - Released on 25/02
Episode 2 - Studying the dolphin in French Guiana to better protect it - with Nolwenn Cozannet (Guyana) - Release 10/03
Episode 3 - Innovations for the protection of the oceans - Released on 24/03

Header image Dolphins in the Pelagos sanctuary in the Mediterranean Sea - Photo ©WWF 

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