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Conservation Optimism reaches Pakistan! Read to know more about this budding hub and its enthusiastic team....
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
“How incredible would it be to experience the forest from […]...
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
Two people take notes during a nighttime field survey, surrounded by leafy trees.
During the global COVID-19 pandemic, the world has had to […]...
Kestrel
The new “Future Places Prize” calls for essays and poems that illustrate how literature can be a revelatory and imaginative force for helping us to see the natural world and our place in it differently...
Elephant by William Fortescue
The ‘Big 5’ is an old hunting term for the […]...
4 mushrooms are growing on a branch covered in moss.
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
Conservation Optimism recently ran a podcasting mentoring programme! Our four mentees reflect on what they learned throughout the process of producing a mini-episode for the Good Natured Podcast. ...
Sumatran Rhino
The Green Status of Species is the first international standard for measuring the effectiveness of conservation using science-based metric of species recovery. Providing a new way of thinking about conservation impact....
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
Read how the Marine Stewardship Council certification process and eco-labels are helping to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, and how consumers can make responsible choices to encourage sustainable fishing practises. ...
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
A Hawaiian Monk Seal sleeps on a pile of fishing gear. Photo Credit: NOAA.
Which types of message are the most effective in motivating […]...
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
Grand Cayman is home to an extremely striking and charismatic lizard, the blue iguana (Cyclura lewisi)
Empowering a nation to preserve its iconic rock iguanas! Find out how the Blue Iguana Conservation project is helping save the charismatic blue iguanas of Grand Cayman. ...
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
A collection of illustrated animals included in the upcoming book '100 Endangered Species' by Rachel Hudson
Read about Rachel Hudson's incredible children's book '100 Endangered Species'. A beautifully creative approach to educating and inspiring children about the plight of the natural world, as well as celebrating threatened species and the people who ar...
A photo of the 'How you can save the planet' book
Read this powerful book review by a member of Action for Conservation's WildWEB programme, describing how the book 'How You Can Save The Planet' inspires young people to take action at home to help nature....
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
Stunning soft coral in mangrove forest in Raja Ampat, Indonesia
The Mangrove Action Project have launched their 7th annual Mangrove Photography Awards, aimed at highlighting the beauty of mangroves and inspire the conservation action needed to help them thrive....
A story of hope from India. Read the post to know about the TSA-India's reintroduction efforts along with the Government of India to bring these pretty chelonians back from the brink!...
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
With a belief that conservation cannot occur until it reaches everyone's dining table conversations, Sai Devi has found Thicket Tales to educate kids through nature! Read more about her innovative ideas in this post....
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
A mother and baby whale
Cyan Planet is on a mission to make the ocean […]...
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
Do researchers and tourists share the same perception of wild spaces? Read about the effects of tourism in the Western Ghats of India through a researcher's lens....
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
Five people sit on a covered boat in the water. Forests and mountains rise in the background.
What do an Iraqi shrine and a lake where Pablo […]...
Conservation is complex and interdisciplinary with numerous ways in which one can contribute! Check out this blog to find out how Amalina discovered her path to be a Conservation Hero while working as an educator with a wildlife conservation organiza...
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
Asian palm civet - a widespread yet elusive creature. Check out this story by Saloni, to uncover her exciting encounter with this animal in her backyard!...
Peatlands - the what, why and who? Find out answers to these, in this introductory post by Re-Peat, a youth led collective working towards understanding and saving peatlands around the globe....
Nature’s SAFE, one of Europe’s only charitable regenerative living cell banks, is dedicated to saving animals from extinction and rewriting the future of our endangered species....
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
A large group of people posing in front of a Kenyan scrubland landscape.
After an international search, the UK charity Whitley Fund for […]...
Re-post from the Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science.   The […]...
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
A type of plant called veroles being grown in recycled plastic bottles for a community conservation program
I was always fascinated by plants as a kid. My […]...
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
Find out what the India hub of CO has achieved in its first year!...
Last week, citizens all across the globe gathered (virtually and in spirit) to celebrate Earth Day 2021. Our Conservation Optimism network joined us in these celebrations of our beautiful planet, in the form of haikus. Read them here!...
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
Read about a captivating story of the planned restoration of degraded wetlands in the lush and biodiverse wetlands of Sri Lanka!...
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
With the COVID-19 pandemic, Sri Lanka's tourism industry came to a halt. And yet, communities quickly adapted, turning back to ancestral knowledge on agroforestry techniques. Read about this incredible adventure, recounted by the Forest Healing Found...
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
Read about Tawny's philosophies and experiences she gathered from Bali in Indonesia that got her close to nature and even motivated her to start her own nature education project....
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
Sunrise over a Kazakh yourt
The story of the Aral Sea has gone down as one of the most symbolic environmental disasters in recent history. However, Nicolas and Saxon reveal a nuanced story, one full of hope and optimism, to be detailed in their upcoming documentary....
A person riding a bicycle through a city street and waving at the camera.
What happens when science is merged with art to deliver […]...
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
Find out about the incredible biodiversity of the Falkland Islands and the amazing habitat restoration work undertaken by Falklands Conservation, in partnership with the local population!...
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
Learn more about the past and the present of the European beaver, a master engineer of the ecosystems....
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
In this comic, a cat talks to his cousin, a desert lion, about life in the Namib Desert and how tourism supports conservation of his specially-adapted species.
How do you explain the importance of reptiles in a […]...
Join us for International Women's Day and celebrate the incredible, passionate women fighting for the natural world!...
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
Freediver near corals and algae
Read about a dedicated team of students and professionals striving to address the root cause of ocean degredation, and finding tangible solutions to them....
Find out how NET is redefining classical science communication measures to make science more fun and engaging....
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
How we need to include traditional knowledge and participatory approaches to safeguard our rainforests and fight against climate change. ...
Find out more about how Coast 4C works closely with seaweed farming communities to ensure a sustainable future for everyone....
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
Today is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Here are a few women who inspire us every day!...
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
The Hainan Gibbon is showing encouraging signs of recovery, thanks to the relentless efforts of local conservation organisations. A recent paper shows how gibbons use a man-made canopy 'bridge' to travel between forest fragments. ...
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
Read about how a grassroots conservation organisation in Mozambique is working closely with local people to bring about change and a sustainable way of living....
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
Read about how a student society at Oxford is breaking the misconceptions around conservation and helping people further connect to it....
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
Read to know more about how the Instituto Juruá was born, and how it is making efforts towards community-based conservation efforts in the Amazon, aiding in both biodiversity conservation and human well-being. ...
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
Read about the stories that keep Save The Frogs! and amphibians croaking in Buenos Aires!...
Read about Projeto Onças do Iguaçu's creative approach to promoting human-big cat coexistence in the lush rainforests of Brazil and Argentina....
Habitat XR has a goal to raise awareness about our natural world by skillfully using modern technology. Read about their exciting work here!...
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
Migration of the Mongolian gazelles has been affected by the trans-Mongolian railway line but the recent controlled removal of fences along railway lines has sparked hopes for its conservation....
Kingfisher
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
Come and join Nina on her journey to writing children's books on ocean protection!...
The truth is that there are lots of people around the world, pouring their heart and soul into their work. One Planet Conservation Awareness sets out to celebrate these people and share their stories....
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
In one of the remotest islands of Bangladesh, Irin set out to study huge flocks of migratory shorebirds. Read here about her days that were filled with exuberance and learnings....
Adult_male_kākā_parrot_eating_a_food_pellet Credit Judi Lapsley Miller_Wikipedia Commons
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
Hand-drawn illustration of Goldfinches by Alicia
Read about the story of how Alicia got to put together Rain before Rainbows - her first wildlife poetry book....
Environmental, Climate and Ecological industry groups are urging the UK government to take further action. ...
Fascinated with brown bears, Tamara tells the story of two passionate photographers/conservationists working to educate people on these animals across Europe....
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
Katrin, a marine conservationist takes a step back from the mundane to dive into the larger question of hope and optimism in the world of conservation....
black and red poison frog on a leaf
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
The winners of the Mangrove Photography Awards show us just how amazing mangroves are!...
Read about the empowering efforts of a small community in Guatemala to save turtles....
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
Launching a career in conservation can be daunting. Learn about how AFON is working to support youth to find their dream job within this sector!...
The inconvenient truth about plastic waste - and what you can do about it!...
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
The Ocean Conservation team is on a mission to better connect the people of the UK to the ocean and hence promote positive behaviour!...
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
Greater interdisciplinarity may enable conservation to overcome one of its greatest challenges, namely its lack of internal diversity. ...
The project "Birds and Coffee" shows us that conservation can benefit both people and nature!...
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
The team behind Tales from Mother Earth aims to bridge the gap between children and nature and do so through producing creative multimedia content. ...
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
Did you know that Mexico City is home to 2,254 different wildlife species? The project "Mexico City Wildlife" aims to educate and conserve this incredible biodiversity - in the city....
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
Sankarshan travels to the vast expanse of the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve in India to understand the role fire plays in grassland ecosystems. ...
pledgeforourfuture.earth is an initiative that aims to unite people across the world to inspire people to reset our relationship with nature. Read on to find out more!...
Here is the perfect antidote to Monday blues: a weekly round-up of what went right in the conservation world!...
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....