Aug 13, 2020
Ep. 37 - Paul Rosolie: Anacondas, Amazon Conservation, and Ecotourism
Paul Rosolie is an author, conservationist, and adventurer. He's written two books. His first book, Mother of God, is about the years he spent in the Peruvian Amazon. He recounts stories of wrestling down giant anacondas, plunging in the river after caiman, coming face-to-face with jaguars, and solo journeys deep into uncharted parts of the jungle.
Paul's second book The Girl and the Tiger is a beautiful story about a girl in India who finds a tiger cub. The book addresses many of the important issues with tiger and elephant conservation in India.
Paul was the star of a 2014 nature documentary special on the Discovery Channel called Eaten Alive. In the show, he was going to be eaten by an anaconda in the Amazon. The show drew a lot of criticism from many groups, and even Paul himself who wasn't happy with the way it turned out. But he explains that it was a massive learning experience and he remains dedicated to his conservation efforts.
Paul is a very passionate conservationist, bu…