Lana Tannir

Lana Tannir

Lana Tannir is the founder and editor-in-chief of Creatives for Conservation. A professional landscape and wildlife filmmaker and photographer, she specializes in nature conservation and animal welfare projects. Through her stories, she strives to promote global change by raising awareness, advancing education and inspiring people to act.


Based in Germany | www.lana-tannir.com.com

Saving Pangolins with Wild & Free

As the world’s most trafficked animal, the pangolin is a victim of horrendous injustice and cruelty. A pangolin is poached every 5 minutes, while 125,000 pangolins are illegally traded each year. Staggered by this statistic, Geraldine Morelli supports pangolin conservation, rehabilitation and release in Asia and Africa with her UK-based charity Wild & Free.

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Seeds of Hope: Rural Women’s Assembly

The Rural Women’s Assembly links rural women together in a network all-over southern Africa. The aim is to advocate for them on a political level and train them in various fields. With the introduction of GMOs to South African farming, RWA has been an advocate for local farmer support, fair treatments and going back to local traditions of seed banks and agroecological techniques. Photographer Reto Steffen explores this initiative.

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The Mad Dogs of Madagascar

Recent findings have determined that 90% of Madagascar’s lemurs are endangered. Besides forest degradation, the population is also affected by non-native, invasive predators. Dogs and cats enter the forests in search of food, thereby damaging the fauna and killing endangered wildlife. Conservation photographer Patricia Seaton unveils an innovative project by Mad Dog Initiative, which strives to resolve this issue.

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Wildlife Conservation in Namibia

The majority of African species are under threat of extinction. The human-wildlife conflict, illegal poaching and trafficking, as well as lack of education are just some of the causes. Nature photographer, Romain Charrier explores the challenges of big cat conservation, as he embarks on a journey to Namibia in collaboration with the AfriCat Foundation.

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Life in the Buffer Zone

Deneia is one of four villages located in the buffer zone in Cyprus. Near the village, a prehistoric settlement contributed to the rapid growth of a rodent population. These rodents afflicted the community in agricultural and livestock work, as well as being a source of infection and disease. Yet, the community discovered a sustainable, natural way to control the population.

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The Darkest Hour

Conservation storyteller and alpinist, Luca Fontana, explores the disappearance of glaciers on his most beloved mountains. Shining a light on climate change, he illustrates that there is still hope to make a difference through immediate and collective action.

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The Surin Project

The Surin Project is a non-profit organization in Thailand. Its main objective is to provide aid to captive elephants in Surin and establish alternative sources of income for the community. Conservation photographer Déa Starlling explores the challenges in Thailand and dives into potential solutions.

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