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Hosted by EIC Mikael Angelo Francisco, Ask Theory shines the spotlight on Pinoy scientific brilliance, in a fun and entertaining “kwentuhan” format. Each episode of Ask Theory  features a Pinoy scientist from one of the various scientific disciplines. In a very casual conversation, guests explain what they do in simple terms, as well as share their fascinating stories: how they got into science, the challenges they face, what motivates them to pursue their fields, what future scientists from the Philippines can look forward to, and so much more.

Episode 51: Bakit Kailangang Iligtas Ang Mga King Cobra?

Co-hosted by Angela Mae Bagarra of the Northern Exotics and Wildlife Troopers – Nueva Ecija Branch (NEWT-NEB), this episode features Jazz Ong, an educonservationist and the Chief Executive Officer of Wildlife Matters.

We talked about how Wildlife Matters started, the King Cobra Initiative, the difference between “venomous” and “poisonous,” bringing attention to endangered species that aren’t regarded as “cute” or attractive, why snakes are an important species to conserve, and more.

How to contact Jazz:

  • Facebook: fb.com/wildlifemattersinc
  • Instagram: @wildlife_matters
  • Instagram: @jazzwildlife

How to contact Angela:

  • Facebook: fb.com/NEWTNEB
  • Email: newt.nuevaecijabranch@gmail.com
  • Twitter: @newtneb

Listen to Ask Theory Episode 51 here:

(Full transcript to follow; watch this page for updates)


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Author: Mikael Angelo Francisco

Bitten by the science writing bug, Mikael has years of writing and editorial experience under his belt. As the editor-in-chief of FlipScience, Mikael has sworn to help make science more fun and interesting for geeky readers and casual audiences alike.