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  • La Cobra Dorada

    Read about María's journey to becoming one of the few female herpetologists in Latin America.

  • The Bio-Diverse Festival 2020

    The Bio-Diverse Festival 2020 is a week of scientific talks, discussions, Q&As, and workshops delivered by minority scientists from all over the world! Find out more about the festival now.

  • Confessions of a Shape-shifting Conservationist

    Conservation is not a journey for the faint hearted. Yet, we hardly talk about the struggles we face. Read Jen's plea to conservationists to open-up, so that we can all become better and happier conservationists.

Read about María's journey to becoming one of the few female herpetologists in Latin America....
The Bio-Diverse Festival 2020 is a week of scientific talks, discussions, Q&As, and workshops delivered by minority scientists from all over the world! Find out more about the festival now. ...
Conservation is not a journey for the faint hearted. Yet, we hardly talk about the struggles we face. Read Jen's plea to conservationists to open-up, so that we can all become better and happier conservationists....
Harry's experiences in the lush rainforests of Indonesia have brought him closer to nature, optimism and hope....
Sudha’s fieldwork to study sharks across coastal India has been a mix of joy and sorrow through which she has realised core conservation challenges and potential solutions to them....
We asked the Conservation Optimism community to share with us their most memorable encounters with wildlife. Here are some of the stories we received!...
With insights from Bangladesh, the Sawfish Project Indonesia team aims to implement conservation strategies for the endangered sawfish....
SEED is working towards protecting local biodiversity and supporting livelihoods in Madagascar. Read more about their inspiring work here!...
Motivated by the enigma that surrounds shark and ray species across India, Shruthi’s journey has empowered her to become stronger and hopeful for their future....
We caught up with Leo Thom whose film The Wondrous Mangrove Forest won the Best Super Short Award last year....
A curious ecologist from India has travelled to different parts of the diverse country, working on diverse ecosystems. Read about her captivating experiences here....
We asked biology students from the University of Oxford to share their experience of nature during lockdown....
Wildroots-India is inspiring the next generation of fashion designers to take their inspiration from nature and with that raise awareness of the environment. Read on to learn more!...
Find out about the charismatic primates of Vietnam and conservation organisations working hard to save them....
Heal is a new way for us to take action together in response to the climate and biodiversity emergency. Learn about what we do and how we work....
As a celebration of International Mangrove Day, the Mangrove Action Project is raising awareness of the importance of mangrove forests with their global photography contest. Read more about the contest and the stunning photos!...
Read about the community of Lonely Conservationists from all over the world who stand united, stronger than ever....
Sneha has been studying the diversity of true dung beetle species in North East India and shares her lessons from the field....
Read about Sofía's jurney through a desert, and how that inspired her to step-up for conservation....
Read an inspiring story of a determined, hard-working naturalist from Bengal and his plea to save the Ganges river dolphin....
Nous avons interviewé Marion pour en savoir plus sur ce qui l'avait inspiré à produire ce film et découvrir les films sur lesquels elle travaille actuellement. ...
Our growing awareness of the climate and biodiversity emergency can make us more aware of our relationship with the natural world! ...
Alegria Olmedo makes the case for why we need to press the Reset button on our relationship with nature....
What can permaculture teach us to develop ourselves while looking after nature? Read here to find out about Rudre's experience with permaculture in India....
Read how a passionate biology student working on sea turtles understood the importance of community-based conservation! ...
Read about Nishand's wave of experiences as he follows a caterpillars journey into a beautiful butterfly in his home garden....
Take part in AFON's #UnlikelyNature campaign this week! ...
Read about Kaustubh's fascinating work on sharks and rays in the beautiful coastal town of Malvan, Maharashtra in India....
Thousands of olive ridley sea turtle hatchlings have been released at Tortuario el Banco, Guatemala....
Learn all about conservation and generate funds for real-life conservation with the game Conservation Crisis! ...
Deep in the Dakatcha Woodland in Kenya, A Rocha Kenya is putting their faith into action to help save the globally recognised forest. But how do they do this?...
We're very excited to introduce our very first Conservation Optimism Regional Hub!...
4 quick tips on how you can unleash your creativity, remove mental blocks, and keep your brains active during this challenging time!...
Are you up for some excitement and fun? Let's play a game. But not just any game - a conservation game! Game on!...
Read about the fascinating secrets of the largest fish in the sea and how a team of dedicated researchers is trying to uncover them. ...
While our hearts sink by the burden of atrocities we face today, there is always room for hope for a better future....
Meet Millie – A passionate conservationist who believes in exciting children about wildlife to make the best out of the future....
Nous avons interviewé Marion pour en savoir plus sur ce qui l'avait inspiré à produire ce film et découvrir les films sur lesquels elle travaille actuellement. ...
We caught up with Yaz Ellis whose film Toads on the Roads won the Best Student Film Award last year....
We caught up with Eilidh Munro whose film Second Changes was the People and Nature finalist last year....
We caught up with Marion Fernandez whose film Le tombeau des épuisés won the Audience Favourite Award last year....
Protecting biodiversity against the face of important development requires the upliftment of local communities. EWOC works at this front....
Stories form an important part of conservation. Island Stories of Change helps exemplify this....
WCN protects endangered wildlife by supporting conservationists who ensure wildlife and people co-exist and thrive. Together we can make a difference!...
Find the perfect career in conservation for you with the right balance between focus and openness. Think smart, work hard and read more here on what conservation leaders have to say on how to get that career....
Now is the time to look forward and to kickstart this brand new decade. Let’s have a look at what is already giving us reasons for optimism in 2020....
Whoa. What a year. For once, environment issues have been prominent in the global agenda. Here are some 2019 highlights for Conservation Optimism....
Love + Action – it’s what Why Conserve is all about. Why Conserve provides a platform for people to learn about biodiversity and to showcase stories of our relationships with nature....
There is just as much optimism to be found in plant conservation as with animals! Our first Plant Stories focuses on British plants: sowthistles, sundews and juniper....
Peace for Conservation aims to achieve peace and conservation in Tanzania by working with local communities....
Evidence of Hope features people and projects from around the world who are addressing global challenges successfully!...
The Species Recovery Trust is a charity devoted to saving some of Britain’s most endangered species....
To mark 25 years of grant giving, WFN commissioned a comprehensive assessment of their impact and that of their winners....
It is possible to halt species declines and to achieve species recovery targets within our lifetime!...
A Rocha is a Christian organization engaging communities in nature conservation....
Danielle Shaw gives an overview of the key messages she took away with her following the summit!...
I stepped onto the afternoon train feeling hopeful and inspired....
Conservation is effective, but we will only be able to maintain a living planet if we can get conservation issues into the mainstream....
Missed the summit, or missing it already? 10 things to play, watch, read and follow!...
Nina Seale talks conservation storytelling and why she is looking forward to Robin Moore’s plenary....
Munib Khanyari shares with us his excitement about the Conservation Optimism Summit....
A picture tells a thousand words… well, in this case, each picture tells a story of conservation optimism....
From orchids to gibbons, we have been collecting photos from conservationists all around the world to inspire us as conservation optimists....
Iracambi has planted over 130, 000 native forest trees in the Atlantic rainforest!...
Empowering people to make positive changes to make the world a better place....
Being in nature is good for both our mental and physical health and people! ...
Raising enough money to purchase a highly strategic plot of land to help orangutans....
If we draw from the well of fear one too many times that well will surely run dry....
“Are you optimistic about conservation?” Aini ponders over this question and gives us her perspective!...
Trying to understand how positive and negative thinking influence human performance. ...
A big welcome to our new ConservationNOW member, OVAG!...
Why Sophus and Natalie are hopeful about the future of conservation in Europe...
Why you should consider drinking tea that is elephant-friendly!...
With a little bit of digging, hope for the natural world can be found in abundance!...
Young people demand equal access to nature and call for changes to how Government and organisations engage their generation....
When we home in on some of the individuals and organisations standing up for nature, more positive stories start to emerge....
CoalitionWILD taps into the passion, ambition, and vision of young people impatient for change!...
Sharing stories of inspiring conservationists....
Setting a vision for a future where both humans and wildlife can coexist and thrive. ...
Positive and optimistic stories can help create motivation and empowerment that spark individual actions....
If a billion people can stand up for a cause, the world can truly change for the better....
A Focus on Nature supports young people to engage with the natural world....
Creating positive momentum for wildlife by bringing conservationists together....
What would the world look like in 30 years, if we successfully achieve our conservation goals? Read more to find out!...
What could be more optimistic than restoration? The idea that nature can be repaired brings a little hope to even the most hardened pessimists!...
The Iberá wetlands story can be painted as full of hope....
Three conservationists explain why they didn’t sign it. ...
Learn about how young people in Nepal are becoming some of the strongest advocates for conservation....
Talking about nature often means talking about extinction, decline and loss but it doesn’t have to be that way!...
Holly Griffin reflects on what she learned at the Conservation Optimism 2017 Summit in London....
Sharing the most momentous parts of the Conservation Optimism Summit 2017....
At first glance, the suggestion may seem rather improbable, sensationalist, and unscientific to the reader....
New study showed that beavers can resurrect damaged landscapes....
An estimated 1500 boas can now be found on two islands in Mauritius ...
Glimmers of hope are struggling to shine through, they just need our help to reach the surface. ...
Perhaps what we think of as new is, in fact, old. Perhaps it’s pieced together and driven over years of events and actions we barely remember....
The Conservation Optimism Summit allowed people to discuss ways to bring about major social change and the pros/cons of positive vs negative framing....
A generation of citizens who consider the preservation of nature their personal business has grown up....
Researchers at University of Oxford have set up a network of hidden camera traps in the central African rainforest....