A global movement for nature and people
Wild nature is declining rapidly, and the earth’s life support systems are under increasing stress.
As nature erodes and the response of human systems is inadequate or destructive, it can seem like the only rational response is despair. Yet if you zoom in from the big picture, a mosaic appears; in amongst the stories of loss there are inspiring stories of regeneration and positive change, with nature making a difference in people’s lives, and people valuing and nurturing their natural environment.
These stories are the key to securing our planet’s future; we need to learn from them, replicate them and thereby build a world in which nature and people can coexist. Our mission is telling these stories of conservation optimism — large and small — so as to inspire change. You can find out more about Conservation Optimism’s mission here.
About the India Hub
The India Hub began as a way to engage with, and form a support system for people in our home country. The limited government support and the continued decline in empathy for natural ecosystems has resulted in increasing distress among a wide range of communities and people. India is witnessing increasing conflict between development and conservation, and our wildlife is facing more threat than ever before. In addition, the lack of focus on positive stories around conservation, which do exist, adds to the sense of hopelessness and despair.
At the India Hub, we are building a community of support, resilience and togetherness, to inspire change for nature. Through our series ‘Humans of Conservation’, we hope to capture the voices and stories of the diversity of people involved in the conservation space in India. We actively engage with various social and environmental issues currently occurring in the country and aim to mobilize people to take action. Like the global Conservation Optimism movement, it is our mission to empower people to make a positive difference for our planet.