Exciting news from Lucy King (FNN Award winner 2013) and her team! The results of their latest research study on African honey beehive fences in Sagalla, Kenya, suggested that the beehive fences do not have a negative effect on other wild bee communities living in the area.
Ofir Drori won the FFN-award in 2011 because of his dedication towards fighting wildlife crimes. In 2002, Ofir founded LAGA (Last Great Ape) to fight corruption within a law enforcement and application process, and his battle is still at a full blast. The LAGA model was such a success, that the EAGLE (Eco Activists for Governance and Law Enforcement) Network is based on it. The EAGLE network is currently operating in nine African countries, and continues to expand. In December a new EAGLE project was launched in Burkina Faso, with a first arrest of two traffickers with big cat skins.
Facebook follower Pierre Caraton asked us ‘How would [FFN Award winners] like to work with companies to involve them, their employees, and their customers in their mission?’. We sent this to José González-Mayaand he took the time to answer the question.
One of our followers Livia van Oosterbosch asked us her burning question through our Facebook specifically to Trang Nguyen, FFN Award winner of 2018: You are working between two continents with vastly different cultures, but trying to achieve the same goal. Do you notice strong cultural differences or require different working methods when working in these different environments?
One of our Facebook followers Ignas Heitkonig asked his burning question: Can you describe how you would prefer to see your own work (or that of fellow award winners) being carried forward by the young generation? FFN Award winner Anna Oposa, works with several young generations and shared her answer:
Last week the Sea Ranger Service, launched by Future For Nature winner Wietse van der Werf in 2016, signed its first major government deal. Four Dutch government ministers backed the agreement, known as a ‘Green Deal’. But what does it really mean?
Dedicating your life to conservation is a long journey that requires sacrifice, patience, resilience, collaborative work and most of all, love. Ten years ago, together with an amazing group of people, we started a small NGO that focused on saving as many species as possible in one of the most amazing megadiverse countries in the world: Colombia.
In October we asked our Facebook followers what their burning questions were for the FFN Award Winners. Nathalie Obrusink’s question was: Which little steps but also big steps in your career path have most lead to success?. We are happy that Manoj Gautam, FFN Award winner of 2015 took the time to answer this question.
The nominees of the Future For Nature Awards 2019 have been selected! After some very tough decisions, we have found 8 conservation heroes! We proudly present to you:
Geraldine (FFN Award winner 2018) and her team are delighted to present their latest research study. They present the genetic data that the team has collected on several research expeditions in three study areas in the Nepalese Himalayas.