This is the story of how we, Nature Conservation Georgia (NCG), ended up at the remote village of Tabatskuri, on Lake Tabatskuri - a serene landscape nestled in a volcanic plateau - where we painted gigantic Velvet Scoters. These are diving ducks, which were thought to be lost in Georgia and across the Caucasus until very recently when a miraculous discovery was made.
Night had begun to fall when we found the small dirt track. We’d already traveled for over two days to get here. The Serra da Estrela, Portugal, is a place like no other. On surface level you see deep forests, steep gorges and sunsets that remind you of the African plains. But as you look a little closer you begin to see a lie: Invasive eucalyptus. Where Eucalyptus stops, seas of maritime pine – thin, tall, closely packed – flood to the plains below, another alien from post-war industrialisation. What is initially a beautiful sight is in fact a matchbox mountain, just waiting for a spark.
I have never known as much about orchids as I do now! How our interns are inspiring children to conserve some amazing plants.
Meet the winners of the first ever Conservation Optimism Southeast Asia Awards!
There is still time for you to participate and vote for the People Choice Award. Your chance to recognise the efforts and achievements of those making a positive difference to the environment and their communities.
Have you ever thought about your flying habits and their impact on the environment? Well, Dr. Noah Birksted-Breen went one step further and started a novel podcast at Oxford University to address this very issue. And thus, the Oxford Flying Less Podcast was born! Read on to learn about how this podcast took off!
Meeting Dr. James Watuwa: A Ugandan vet who’s typical day can include rescuing a snared elephant, collaring a lion, or surveying mountain gorilla populations for the Ugandan and Rwandan governments.
In our latest podcast we hear from Miriam Supuma, a conservationist from Papua New Guinea, who tells us about birds of paradise, cultural identity and how traditional knowledge can preserve biodiversity
Sharing a conservation success story from the thickets of Bangladesh, where multi-organization efforts with participation from local communities helped in bringing back the critically endangered Asian giant tortoise from the brink!
In the Nubian highlands, a determined team of veterinarians, led by Drs. Sara Ferguson and Joshua Lubega, work to rescue the Critically Endangered Nubian giraffe from a new deadly threat - wire snares. Read about this inspiring team.