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Australian marine conservationist Brad Norman is playing a key role in a new project to study whale sharks in what may be their breeding territory, off the Galapagos Islands, along with British zoologist, Professor Rory Wilson, head of the Institute of Environmental Sustainability at Swansea University in Wales. Norman and Wilson both won Rolex Awards… Read more
More than 20 years since she first took up the fight against the illegal traffic in Bolivian ceremonial weavings, Cristina Bubba Zamora is writing a book recounting her struggle and drawing conclusions about the lessons she learned in working alongside the people of Coroma, a community of 30 villages in the high plains of the… Read more
American biologist Donald Perry is optimistic that he will find a commercial partner to install his latest incarnation of the Ecotram in forests. “There has already been interest in recent weeks from New Zealand, Mexico and the United States,” he says. “I see this system as this century’s method of taking people into nature with… Read more
Reese Fernandez has been named one of 24 Social Entrepreneurs of the Year 2013 by the Schwab Foundation, a Swiss NGO, which has close connections to the World Economic Forum and fosters social entrepreneurs as a catalyst for innovation and progress. The winners were selected in recognition of their innovative approaches and potential for global… Read more
South African conservationist Andrew Muir is equipping vulnerable young people, many of whom have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS, with life and professional skills through his Umzi Wethu programme, which he aims to replicate throughout South Africa. Today, the Wilderness Foundation manages two Eastern Cape Umzi Wethu academies, one in Port Elizabeth and the other in… Read more