Costa Rica conservation map grows by more than 11,000sq km² during the last 10 years

Costa Rica’s conservation map has grown more than 11,000 square kilometres during the last 10 years, according to environmental organisation Costa Rica por Siempre Association (ACRXS). More than 400 communities in Costa Rica have benefited from projects of ecological, economic and social impact over the last 10 years. To date, these represent more than $ 23 million invested in 456 initiatives, the equivalent of a new project … Continue reading Costa Rica conservation map grows by more than 11,000sq km² during the last 10 years

The Elephant Rescuer of Chiang Mai: DW documentary meets Thai conservationist Lek Chailert

Elephants in Thailand that once lived in captivity are now settling into a new life and peaceful existence on a Chiang Mai nature reserve. DW meets conservationist Lek Chailert, Save Elephant Foundation founder, who is buying up elephants and rehousing them at the Elephant Nature Park reserve in Chiang Mai. It is not currently possible to release the elephants into the wild because their natural habitat has … Continue reading The Elephant Rescuer of Chiang Mai: DW documentary meets Thai conservationist Lek Chailert

Tigers on the rise: New sightings in Thailand forest for the first time in four years

Tigers have been spotted in an area of a forest in Western Thailand for the first time in four years, according to conservation group Panthera. Camera traps have captured footage of three male tigers roaming at night, including at one point peering directly into one of the camera traps. There are estimated to be about 160 Indochinese tigers left in the wild in Thailand. They … Continue reading Tigers on the rise: New sightings in Thailand forest for the first time in four years

Brazilian performance artist dressing as an extension of earth and nature teaches kids about conservation in the Amazon

Artist and activist Emerson Munduruku is teaching environmental conservation to children in Brazil through performance art under the guise of his his drag queen alter ego, Uýra Sodoma. Emerson Munduruku takes part in educational projects, teaching children about Amazon communities and how to both connect with and protect nature. His aim is to pass on to the next generation a sensibility towards the importance of … Continue reading Brazilian performance artist dressing as an extension of earth and nature teaches kids about conservation in the Amazon

Gaia Mission, a new Chrome extension and search engine, helping to restore Earth’s ecosystems one search at a time

Gaia Mission is a a Chrome extension and search engine that enables users to generate revenue towards the protection and preservation of natural resources and wildlife with every click. The Montreal-based search engine has partnered with Rainforest Trust to support the protection of rainforests, coral reefs, oceans, wildlife, tree planting, and animals. Gaia Mission has also established partnerships with other not-for-profit organisations that work directly in … Continue reading Gaia Mission, a new Chrome extension and search engine, helping to restore Earth’s ecosystems one search at a time

Local women in the Solomon Islands join forces to help save the endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtle

A group of local women in the Solomon Islands have joined forces to help save the endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtle from extinction by assisting in the protection of turtles’ breeding grounds in the country’s first-ever national park as well as raising awareness among local communities. Women from the diverse communities Kahtupika, Wagina and Kia set up the KAWAKI network in 2016 to protect key nesting … Continue reading Local women in the Solomon Islands join forces to help save the endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtle

Trees for Life to revive mountaintop forest in the Scottish Highlands with the planting of 100,000 native trees

Trees for Life has launched a new initiative to revitalise mountaintop forests in the Scottish Highlands, providing space for wildlife such the golden eagle, ring ouzel and mountain hare to flourish. The conservation charity is establishing a 700-acre mountaintop woodland of 100,000 trees at its Dundreggan Conservation Estate in Glenmoriston near Loch Ness. The site, Carn na Caorach, lies at 450-600 metres above sea level on Dundreggan’s … Continue reading Trees for Life to revive mountaintop forest in the Scottish Highlands with the planting of 100,000 native trees

Giraffe Manor: Guests get up close with Rothschild giraffes at conservation-supporting boutique hotel

There’s few boutique hotels in the world that can lay claim to visitors rubbing shoulders with giraffes over the breakfast table other than Kenya’s Giraffe Manor. Giraffe Manor, set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest in the Langata suburb of Nairobi, is a wonderful and delightful vacation for anyone who has an affinity with the graceful and elegant mammals … Continue reading Giraffe Manor: Guests get up close with Rothschild giraffes at conservation-supporting boutique hotel

International Jaguar Day: Honouring the largest feline in the Americas

Friday 29 November 2019 is officially International Jaguar Day. International Jaguar Day was created to raise awareness about the increasing threats facing the jaguar and the critical conservation efforts ensuring its survival from Mexico to Argentina. Observed annually on November 29, International Jaguar Day celebrates the Americas’ largest wild cat as an umbrella species for biodiversity conservation and an icon for sustainable development and the … Continue reading International Jaguar Day: Honouring the largest feline in the Americas

The Black Mambas: South Africa’s all female, unarmed anti-poaching unit winning the war on poaching through education

South Africa’s first all female anti-poaching unit, The Black Mambas, believe the war on poaching “won’t be won with guns and bullets alone”, but education. Hence why the camouflage uniformed-clad troop patrol unarmed. The Black Mambas was established in 2013 to focus on conservation of the 52,000-hectare Balule Nature Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger National Park. The women, some of whom are as young … Continue reading The Black Mambas: South Africa’s all female, unarmed anti-poaching unit winning the war on poaching through education