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Achieving the Impossible Dream

In this episode, hosts Ric and Amanda are reunited, having last met when Ric arrived at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, on the first day of COP26, having (literally) just completed a gruelling 500-mile, 26-day walk from London.

During that journey, Ric met so many people who are putting ambition into action to address the climate crisis at a community level, including our podcast guests today, Jenny Barlow and Mairi Telford Jammeh, of the Tarras Valley Nature Reserve in Langholm, Scotland.

We hear about the incredible passion this small community has for protecting wildlife and restoring the area to its natural state. About how an unexpected opportunity to purchase a large swathe of land for the nature reserve sparked a fundraising mission that ignited people not only across Scotland, but globally as well. We hear about some of the characters and relationships that made it possible to raise the £millions needed – and about the plans to raise more and continue to grow the protected area.

Listen now, to discover the power that people can have when they come together with a shared goal, but also, importantly when they collaborate with partner organisations and experts to achieve their dreams.

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