Species named after Erika Cuéllar

October 6, 2014

Bolivian conservation biologist Erika Cuéllar has been paid a special tribute – she has had a rodent named after her. Scientists leading the research into the new species also praised Cuéllar’s enthusiasm and inquisitive mind. Ctenomys erikacuellarae, which was given its name by three scientists in June 2014, belongs to a genus known formally… Read more

Alongside her storytelling school, Rolex Young Laureate Selene Biffi is writing, publishing, and creating new roles for technology to transform the lives of children and people who live in conflict areas. Selene Biffi recently had to make some hard decisions about what to do with Qessa Academy, a storytelling school she founded in Afghanistan in… Read more

Maritza Morales Casanova opened the doors of the Ceiba Pentandra environmental education theme park on 24 July 2013. She has been working hard ever since to fully realize her dream of a place in which children and adolescents can encounter the natural world and teach each other how to treasure and sustain it. “It has… Read more


Father of the whale sharks

July 22, 2014

Above: Over the past 20 years Zorro, a famous whale shark at Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia, has been seen photographed 34 times. His name comes from a z-shaped scar on his tail. A nine-metre fish and a two-metre human make for one of nature’s odder couples – yet for 20 years Zorro the whale… Read more

Erika Cuéllar relates why South America’s Gran Chaco, the world’s largest tropical, dry forest, is worth protecting. Read more