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.

Conservation Optimism Ghana

About the UK Hub

The UK Hub focuses on outreach and creative communication. We work with local schools, museums, and organisations to empower everyone to act for nature. We run the yearly Good Natured Short Film Festival, which features stories of hope from around the globe and is screened at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. We produce the Good Natured podcast, where you can join us for uplifting chats that shine a light on conservation challenges, and we also regularly work with different partners to create resources for kids and teenagers! We’d love to hear from you if you’re in the UK and would like to collaborate with us on any outreach events or resources. Just drop us an email at admin@conservationoptimism.org and we will get in touch. 

Our Partners