Forests

The home of a frog orchestra

An Interview with Dr Caleb Ofori-Boateng, Founder of Herp Conservation Ghana Dr Caleb Ofori-Boateng was the first formally trained herpetologist in Ghana, and has become a global champion for Ghana’s biodiversity, particularly its unique and threatened amphibians. He is the founder of Herp Conservation Ghana, the latest partner in our Amphibian Programme, and has [...]

By |2022-06-27T15:10:03+00:00October 2nd, 2020|Amphibians, Conservation, Conservation Optimism, Forests, Herp Conservation Ghana, Interviews, People and Wildlife|Comments Off on The home of a frog orchestra

Whose land is it anyway?

CFLEDD (Coalition of Women Leaders for the Environment and Sustainable Development) is a growing movement of women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) advocating for women’s land rights and sustainable development. We spoke to Néné Mainzana, the President of CFLEDD, who explained why now is a critical moment to advance land rights [...]

By |2020-04-28T08:34:59+00:00August 28th, 2019|Advocacy, Biodiversity, Collaboration, Community, Congo Basin, Forests|Comments Off on Whose land is it anyway?

Rubber plantation halts deforestation on the edge of one of Africa’s largest rainforests

The world’s largest rubber processor has called for a ‘cease and desist’ on deforestation in a rubber plantation approaching the edge of Cameroon’s Dja Biosphere Reserve. This is in response to a statement from local communities and pressure from international NGOs about unsustainable environmental practices, lack of transparency, and negative impacts on local communities. [...]

By |2019-07-04T10:54:12+00:00July 3rd, 2019|Community, Congo Basin, Forests, Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples|Comments Off on Rubber plantation halts deforestation on the edge of one of Africa’s largest rainforests

Trees: an end to the means

We often think about trees as a means: a means to timber or to paper, as providers of oxygen or more recently, as a means to capture carbon. Even within the conservation sector, trees are most often thought about as a means for conserving other species, a habitat for mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and [...]

By |2019-06-25T16:43:43+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Biodiversity, Conservation, Conservation Optimism, Forests, Logging, Species|Comments Off on Trees: an end to the means

Protecting a Critically Endangered Primate

Isabelle Lackman founded Hutan in Kinabatangan, Malaysian Borneo with her then husband Marc Ancrenaz in 1998 with the aim of conserving the Critically Endangered Bornean orang-utan (Pongo pygmaeus). In the almost two decades since, Hutan has worked with the local community to restore areas of degraded forest and help people and orang-utans to live [...]

By |2018-09-27T14:54:12+00:00November 27th, 2017|Community, Forests, In-Depth|0 Comments

Conserving the Green Heart of the Forest

The scientists joining forces with local champions to  protect a hidden natural treasure in the remote Chocó region of northwest Ecuador. Tesoro Escondido (Hidden Treasure) is a remote ‘island’ of lush, tropical rainforest in the province of Esmeraldas in northwest Ecuador, a gruelling day’s travel from the capital, Quito. Surrounded on all [...]

By |2019-01-22T14:25:10+00:00September 25th, 2017|Forests, In-Depth, Latin America|0 Comments