This is what climate change looks like…

Just outside of Palacagüina, in the Western highlands of Nicaragua, we had a chance to walk and talk with Ramon Garcia, a small farmer struggling with the crippling regional drought. Many of us worry about climate change, but Ramon is living the consequences of our failure to make peace with the environment.  Watch a short … Continue reading This is what climate change looks like…

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Not On Our Watch: Keeping Congo’s Gorillas From Extinction

Growing up in a small village in the Republic of the Congo, Mobie Prime thought of wild animals in terms of hunting-- bushmeat. But today, Prime and his team of "eco-guards” at the Lesio-Louna Natural Forest are helping to save the local gorilla population from extinction. “They're like my own kids,” he says of the … Continue reading Not On Our Watch: Keeping Congo’s Gorillas From Extinction

Planting Peace in the Congo

For the women of Kinkala in the Republic of the Congo, sustainable farming is about more than growing organic vegetables.  Still recovering from a decade of violent conflict, these women know that sustainability means physical, economic and emotional security– it means peace. Check out our short film, People's Choice Award winner in the Real Food … Continue reading Planting Peace in the Congo

Monteverde New Media Expedition: Costa Rica

Bellbirds, butterflies and crocs, oh my!   During our six-day filmmaking workshop, our talented expedition members produced  short films to help promote community conservation efforts. Check them out! Ester Echaverria: The Butterfly Garden Noé Vargas: The Bellbird Biological Corridor Mercedes Diaz: A Cloud Forest Sketch Christian Mena: The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve Victor Manuel: The … Continue reading Monteverde New Media Expedition: Costa Rica

Here’s your cage: Volunteering at a Guatemalan Endangered Animal Shelter

Here's the skinny:  at about 6 minutes in, watch the foreign volunteers try to get the baby alligator out of the pond which needs cleaning.  "Endangered Animal Conservation" is part of a series of short films produced by students from the UK's University of East Anglia (most known for its climate change research).  Well shot … Continue reading Here’s your cage: Volunteering at a Guatemalan Endangered Animal Shelter