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We focus on under-reported stories about environmental and social injustice that give a voice to marginalised communities.

By undertaking media expeditions to some of the most biodiverse places on Earth, we unearth stories and breaking-news through investigative reporting and solutions journalism.

Explore articles that take you to the frontlines of conservation, published in leading international news outlets…

Solutions storytelling in the face of Amazon destruction
This article was first published in The Ecologist. New documentary, Second Chances, shows how even the most unlikely people can become environmental defenders. A new short film follows the journey of Juvenal Huari Castilla who travelled to the Amazon to
Why is an indigenous community destroying paradise?
This article was first published in The Ecologist. A controversial new road is tearing through the most biodiverse place in Peru’s Amazon rainforest, bringing conflict and destruction. For one indigenous group, desperate for change, it also brings hope. A new
Corrupt police caught in Peruvian Amazon drug gang
This article was first published by Mongabay. Three policemen were arrested after a year-long investigation into narco-trafficking in Peru’s Manú Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and top global biodiversity hotspot. The operation in late June seized over $38,000,
Film expedition: Voices on the Road
Our all-female team are about to embark on a film expedition to the remote Peruvian Amazon, unearthing stories on an illegal road that’s bringing conflict, destruction… and hope. The road is creating a path of destruction to the world’s top
Cows for conservation
Does environmentally friendly beef exist and if so how do you rear cattle for conservation? For 24 years, I’ve been a vegetarian. I’m deeply concerned about how modern agricultural techniques are destroying the diverse richness of natural habitats and contributing to climate
Saving the deadly Golden Poison Frog in Colombia
The Golden Poison Frog is just two inches in size and carries a single milligram of poison: a small but lethal dose In one of the wettest tropical forests in the world, in westernmost Colombia, lives a small but healthy population
In the spotlight: Rainforest conservation success in Belize
Nestled deep in the sub-tropical forests of northern Belize, a small country in Central America about the size of Wales, is the Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area This 260,000 acre nature reserve, run by local conservation organisation Programme for
What’s being done to save Ecuador’s wildlands?
A small country brimming with wildlife, Ecuador is the eighth most biodiverse country on Earth. Its diverse geographical make-up means it can support extremely high levels of endemism – species that are found nowhere else on the planet.
Photo gallery: Wildlife & lands of Latin America
Immerse yourself in the intoxicating nature and culture of Latin America, from the snow-capped Andean peaks to the steaming tropical forests These photos were taken by Bethan John of Wildlands Creative while on a reporting expedition, working alongside conservationists in
Video: Real-life stories of defending wildlife
This 5 minute video showcases the stories of conservationists working on the frontlines to save threatened wildlife and habitats across Latin America The footage and interviews were filmed in the field, while on the Wildlands Creative reporting expedition.
Saving a biodiversity hotspot in Mexico
Out of 170 countries in the world, only 12 harbour between 60% and 70% of the total biodiversity of the planet – earning them the title of megadiverse Mexico is one of them, with the wild and mountainous region of
Photos: Flamingos in Bolivia’s surreal salt lake
Photo gallery of flamingos at the world’s largest salt flats in Bolivia – Salar de Uyuni. The Salar was formed as a result of transformations between several prehistoric lakes.

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