Der Great Bear Rainforest ist vielen Umweltbedrohungen ausgesetzt. Die Abholzung der gemäßigten Regenwälder, der Bau von Fischfarmen und Pipelines, kommerzieller Heringsfang im Frühjahr und die Trophäenjagd sind nur einige davon. Fotograf und Kameramann Niklas Weber dokumentiert die Herausforderungen dieses Ökosystems und erläutert mögliche Lösungen.
While not considered an endangered species, Atlantic Puffins are nevertheless facing numerous challenges in Iceland. Overfishing, pollution, climate change and even hunting have led to a population decline by 45.6% between 2003 and 2017. Marine biologist, science teacher and photographer Federico Facchin shares his encounters with this species and discusses the need to protect them.
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.
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.
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.
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.