Razan Al Mubarak joined Dr. Jane Goodall, a pioneer of the modern conservation movement, for a special episode of her new podcast, the Jane Goodall Hopecast.
Dr. Goodall and Ms. Al Mubarak discussed the state of conservation today and how to engage people from all walks of life in the fight against biodiversity loss.
A strong advocate for a collaborative approach to conservation, Ms. Al Mubarak told Dr. Goodall:
“We can’t just just embrace the scientist. We need to embrace the accountant. We need to embrace the person working in advertising, communication, finance, and through this multidisciplinary approach be able to not just provide or work on solutions, but also understand the problem from different disciplines. I’ve always been fascinated and intrigued by the sweet spot between the humanities and science.”
The only woman running for president of the International Union of the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Ms. Al Mubarak would be the second woman to lead the organization in its 72-year history since Yolanda Kakabadse, who served from 1996 to 2004. Razan has been endorsed by both Dr. Goodall and Ms. Kakabadse.