Ocean conservation and marine life expert Jaclyn Friedlander sheds light on 10 species of endangered marine animals.  

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What can you do to help? Here are 3 suggestions!
#1 If you're boating, treat marine animals as you would treat pedestrians when driving.  ALWAYS give them the right of way and take precautions to avoid accidents.


Directed by Denise Dragiewicz and Marc Dragiewicz

A small group of Ecuadorians, united under the name of Itapoa, are buying up remaining land in the Choco Rainforest of Ecuador.  Only 5% of its original size, very little of which is protected, the Choco once covered the northern lowlands from the base of the Andes to the Pacific.  Logged and cut for banana production, the area is now being transformed into a sea African Oil Palm Plantations.  Remnants of this little-known forest persist in the few roadless areas at the base of the Andes, which continue to be difficult to access.

This is an orphanage we visited in Ruhija, Uganda. They are supported by Gorilla Mist Camp gorillamistcamp.com/ . Revenue from tourists who stay at the camp sponsors the orphanage and other development in the community. Ruhija is a beautiful place to see gorillas. The high elevation of this park entrance means thicker, more impressive forest. Gorilla Mist Camp is a great place to stay if you want to support local communities bordering the park, which is necessary to protect the forest where the gorillas live.

Meet the six GCC teams in our 2014/2015 Pilot Year...

Smuggled birds of prey seized by Indonesia's government and cared for by Friends of the National Parks Foundation (FNPF) returned to the wild after traditional Hindu blessing release ceremonies in the Bali highlands.

Born to be wild - Changeable Hawk Eagles & Brahminy kites set free

Ok, I have a confession. After writing for a number of blogs over the years, I always find the first post to be the most intimidating to write. This post should set the tone of this blog and provide you, the reader, with a good grasp of the topics I'm interested in and will be covering in the time to come. Rather than overthinking this one, I've opted for a clear and specific introduction to myself, what I'm interested in, and how these topics play into the world around us.


Who am I?