In the October 2023 blog of Conservation Optimism’s “Meet The Optimists” series, Vicky Bowskill tells us the tale of a science communicator and a PhD student and how she balances these two aspects of her life as a conservationist!
This blog is a continuation of ,‘Save Haven for birds’, [...]
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.
In the September 2023 blog of Conservation Optimism’s “Meet The Optimists” series, Jessie Panazzolo takes us with her as she navigates the conservation world and all its intricacies as a sustainability educator and a conservationist conservationist.
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.
In the July 2023 blog of Conservation Optimism’s “Meet The Optimists” series, Maria Hashmi shares her experience as a conservationist working in Pakistan, her work imparting nature and climate education to children, and how it is to be a part of a family nature reserve!
In the June 2023 blog of Conservation Optimism’s “Meet The Optimists” series, Dr Pablo Borboroglu shares what it is like to be researching penguins, work for their conservation and his optimism for their survival!
The journey of a woman to protect and provide birds an environment in which they don't only survive but thrive!
In the May 2023 blog of Conservation Optimism's “Meet The Optimists” series, Anthony Ochieng gives us a peek at his life as a wildlife photographer, communicator and educator.
In the April 2023 blog of Conservation Optimism's Meet The Optimist series, Yaz Ellis talks about her work as a wildlife filmmaker, what a typical day looks like for her, and what keeps her optimistic!