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For the past four years, the month of January has, for U.S. explorer and climate-change campaigner Lonnie Dupre, presented one of mountaineering’s toughest challenges – an annual attempt to reach the summit of North America’s highest peak at the worst possible time of the year. At 5.00 pm local time on 11 January 2015, 53… Read more

David Schweidenback

Pedals for Progress Commercial

April 28, 2015

P4P Commercial FINAL from Greg Sucharew on Vimeo. Read more

Indian conservationist and Rolex Laureate Shekar Dattatri, known for his award-winning films about his country’s animal life, is focusing his next film on the many thousands of Indians living in protected forests, the challenges they face and the degradation of natural habitats that they inadvertently cause. The 20-minute film is in post-production and will be… Read more

Martha Ruiz Corzo has successfully saved one of Mexico’s greatest regions of natural beauty and biodiversity from deforestation. Now she is raising money to replicate her model of conservation in other regions of the country. Martha Ruiz Corzo’s relentless campaigning for the preservation of one of Mexico’s most biodiverse areas, the Sierra Gorda in Querétaro… Read more

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Young lives transformed

March 31, 2015

South Africa’s Andrew Muir, chosen as a Rolex Laureate in 2008, is giving many vulnerable young people a new start in life. Conservationist Andrew Muir’s foundation is giving hope to young people in one of the poorest regions of South Africa. In 2006, Muir, executive director of the Wilderness Foundation South Africa (WFSA), created the… Read more