“Long term and meaningful conservation success really is only possible if NGOs and photographers work together – very often also working with scientists. If you can get those three sectors working together, you’re pretty much a non-stoppable force.” Thomas Peschak, Conservation Photographer and iLCP Fellow The International League of Conservation Photographers has pulled together an…
With the Honduran declaration of its entire maritime waters as a shark sanctuary, the President provides legal protection to sharks.
After having spent an amazing time in the vicinity of this incredible animal, I only hope that the right people will change their mind and give these lions a chance, so that we once again can see them roam freely as they should – Uri Golman
Tompotika, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia An international team of photographers gathered on the island of Sulawesi for a Tripods in the Mud photographic expedition in partnership with the Alliance for Tompotika Conservation / Aliansi Konservasi Tompotika (AlTo). Joining the effort were ILCP Fellows Sandesh Kadur (India), and Kevin Schafer (USA), joined by Riza Marlon, a well-known Indonesian…
“Bears force us to think hard about what we really mean when we say we want to preserve nature. A sample here and there? Multitudes of certain majestic creatures but only token numbers of others – just enough to let us say we didn’t drive them completely extinct?” – Douglas H. Chadwick
Thai officials target wildlife rescue center Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand, and seize animals. iLCP photographer, Morgan Heim provides us with an inside look at the Wildlife Friends Foundation in Thailand, before it was raided.
Confucius called them the “king of fragrant plants,” and John Ruskin condemned them as “prurient apparitions.” Across the centuries, orchids have captivated us with their elaborate exoticism, their powerful perfumes, and their sublime seductiveness. But the disquieting beauty of orchids is an unplanned marvel of evolution, and the story of orchids is as captivating as…
How long will it last before the hungry developers begin to consume this quiet side of Cozumel?
“As I stood on the deck of the Professor Khromov in the Chukchi Sea and strained to see the lone swimming polar bear buffeted by waves as she disappeared into the distance, the uncertainty of her fate weighed heavily on me. But the uncertain future of her entire species, and indeed the uncertain future facing all life on Earth, weighed on me even more.” -Jenny Ross
The good news: the black turtles are back. The bad news: so are the poachers.
What do you think of when you hear the word “scientist”—white-bearded men scribbling formulas on blackboards or huddling over bubbling test tubes? These are not the scientists I know.
In 1892, Livingston Stone, a Minister and avid fisherman called upon the US government to create a salmon park, saying, “Let us now, at the eleventh hour, take pity on our long persecuted salmon and do him the poor and tardy justice of giving him, in our broad land that he has done so much for, one place where he can come and go unmolested and where he can rest in safety.”
Imbedded with the field team I am absolutely overwhelmed by the professionalism, scientific rigor and discipline. The daily grind for this mainly female field biology team starts at 7am with a calorie laden breakfast fit for a logger or two.
Why are cycads, plants that thrived in the Mesozoic, full of toxins so powerful that they will alter your DNA if ingested?
In the mornings and afternoons I watched thousands of Tibetans, even elders crippled with bad hips and knees, make their daily walks around stupas, temples and mountains, spinning their prayer wheels and chanting their mantra, “Om Mani Padme Hum.”
Just west of Telluride, lies the Paradox Valley, a broad agricultural valley bordered by farms, ranches, red rock canyons, and rivers. Abandoned mines, ghost towns evacuated due to radioactive poisoning, elevated cancer rates, and radioactive tailings for which there is no long term solution dot the landscape, bearing witness to the failed legacy of uranium mining.
We set up tripods, we followed guides, we lived on sailboats and tugboats, we were welcomed by the Gitga’at community, we took to the air – swam in the ocean and shimmied on our stomachs with salmon working their way upstream to their spawning grounds…
Bristol Bay is America’s last, clean seafood resource. Now that’s a funny place to put a mine. An eye-witness account of the unique beauty and economic value of the region by Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum.
“I have found it is often best to work from the air, which more easily allows for the juxtaposition of nature with the destruction wrought by industrial accidents. Aerial photography gives us a wider context to the beauty and destruction happening on the Earth.” – Daniel Beltra
“Very few people know of the existence of true wilderness in Europe and even less understand the very strict, but necessary, conservation measures needed to protect this lingering natural heritage” – Bruno D’Amicis
“Crowd funding a project allows the photographer complete creative freedom and control over his project, which most don’t have when working for media organizations.” – Tina Ahrens, COO Emphas.is
Without Beluga whales, these angels of the Arctic Ocean, the world will surly be a lesser place, and because of Persistent Organic Pollutants they are considered toxic waste in some locations in Canada.
What would be the greatest threat to the Serengeti ecosystem? A commercial highway cutting across northern Serengeti National Park… and it’s scheduled for construction in 2012.
Over the past decade I have climbed and explored near glaciers in North America, The Alps and Andes to find the spots where old photographs were taken and carefully rephotograph the scene. The images together illustrate the data from current scientific observations of more than 100,000 glaciers around the world, measuring an ongoing trend of “global and rapid, if not accelerating, glacier shrinkage” which may lead to the deglaciation of large parts of many mountain ranges in the coming decades.
Salmon are pretty amazing, but they can’t break dams. They need our help.