Rolex announces the 2012 jury

September 19, 2011

Rolex has announced the names of 12 renowned scientists, environmentalists and explorers from around the globe who will serve as Jury members of the 2012 Rolex Awards for Enterprise and will select the winners in the next series of this international, philanthropic programme. The professionally diverse group of experts – eight men and four women… Read more

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Protecting India’s Water

September 14, 2011

Since receiving his Rolex Award in 2008, naturalist Romulus Whitaker has been travelling throughout India consolidating his network of weather research stations. Three stations are already fully operational: his pilot project in Agumbe, set up with support from the Whitley Fund for Nature in the U.K., as well as stations in the Pakke Tiger Reserve… Read more

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A Species Leaves the List

September 5, 2011

Three years ago, renowned bat biologist and conservationist Rodrigo Medellín was working in the warm, humid interior of a large cave – Cueva de Las Vegas in Puebla, east of Mexico City – when he made a startling discovery. For over 30 years, Medellín had been drawn to the cavern that harboured a wealth of… Read more

Wending like delicate green tendrils across the chequered farming landscape of eastern Brazil are four corridors of hope. Prowled by ocelots, pumas and tapirs, these slender forest passages form links in a chain of renewal – for threatened wildlife, for an all-but vanished rainforest and for poor farmers and their families. Reversing destruction When forester… Read more

Jacob Colker is thrilled to announce that LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network on the Internet, recently took a large leap into the world of microvolunteering by launching Sparked globally to its employees. The initiative was part of InDay, the one Friday each month when LinkedIn employees break from their daily routines to invest in… Read more