Rwanda is one of the most naturally beautiful places on earth – it’s home to some amazing biodiversity, and its ecosystems are important far beyond its boundaries. This beauty is also functional – Rwanda’s biodiversity, water and soil fertility nourish the wildlife and the people living in the area. An ambitious initiative aims to restore the country and reduce poverty in the region by actively improving the environment.
Winner of The Whitley Gold Award & Whitley Award donated by WWF-UK. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka (Uganda) is a vet, working in Uganda’s remote Bwindi region, to protect mountain gorillas and improve the lives of neighbouring communities, by encouraging health and hygiene measures that will reduce the risk of cross-infections, and enable local people to benefit from gorilla tourism without harm to the apes.
Everything we accomplished and every action we took in 2010 was thanks to you, and millions of Greenpeace supporters like you around the world. Join us in looking back on a year of action, with 99 of the best images in less than two minutes.
This video shows how, thanks to joint efforts of international organisations including IUCN’s Member Wetlands International and the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, the Chilika Lagoon in India has been reconnected to the sea, bringing its biodiversity back to the lagoon, increasing its fish resources seven fold and dramatically improving the livelihoods of local people.
PTV got a look around Garden Organics wonderful gardens near Coventry. They are celebrating 50 years of being an organic gardening charity.
Plant Hunter Moctar introduces the Plant Detectives. The 10 to 11 year old Plant Detectives will see how Kew scientists identified mystery seeds and then embark on their own detecting challenge. Their mission is to identify mystery solving this will combine observational evidence with creative thinking.
Three years ago, Assetta Ilboudo was selling food in a rural market in Burkina Faso when she was offered training to become a bricklayer. She was trained by a community based organization to provide 75,000 families with their own latrines. Part of a new movement called Community-led Total Sanitation and with support from UNICEF and the European Union, this programme is being expanded.
Richard Gedge, a beef and sheep farmer based in Exmoor, talks about his use of wind and biomass to power and heat his farm. With a payback period of 5 years and huge environmental benefits, Richard believes that more farmers should be exploiting renewable technology to gain profits for their businesses.
Stunning timelapse film of the construction of 3 wind turbines at Bristol Port. The turbines will produce over 15 million units of new green electricity annually, enough to save around 13,000 tonnes of Carbon emissions every year for the next 30 years.
In 2010, the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) celebrates 25 years of conservation success. This video showcases three of the people and projects supported around the world.