PubCast – “Do you care about the river?” – People and Nature

By Hannah Harrison

“Do you care about the river” is the first in a series of Pubcasts (a take on publication podcasts), audio-book style recordings of peer reviewed scientific research, read to you by the authors. Pubcasts are hosted by Coastal Routes ( and are an ongoing project to experiment with science communication and making research more accessible and digestible to both scientific and general audiences. We were inspired to start Pubcasts via our own love of podcasts, demystifying science and the role of researchers in science, and the power of the human voice. We hope you enjoy and welcome feedback via Twitter at or You can find more Pubcasts from the Coastal Routes project at

Have you ever wondered why some conservation conflicts seem to get worse, even when everyone involved wants a resolution? This new paper published by Harrison et al. 2019 in People and Nature sheds light on how conservation conflicts can get worse over time, and what might be done to avoid that outcome.

Enjoy listening to:
“Do you care about the river?” A critical discourse analysis and lessons for management of social conflict over Atlantic salmon conservation in the case of voluntary stocking in Wales.

You can read the full paper here: