Kiliii Yüyan Photography
Kiliii Yüyan is an indigenous Nanai photographer whose award-winning documentary work has been published by National Geographic China, The Nature Conservancy and Der Spiegel, and exhibited around the world. On assignment, he has fled collapsing sea ice, weathered botulism from fermented whale blood and found kinship at the edges of the world. He is based in Seattle.
Kiliii works to understand and promote the lessons of indigenous and subsistence cultures — those who live close to the land. Against a backdrop of ecological upheaval, Kiliii has found hope. He carries that hope through his photography, showing us the essential connection to nature that has kept traditional cultures alive for millennia. His work offers an alternative vision of humanity’s greatest treasures — community, culture and the earth.
Leopold Writing Program
The Leopold Writing Program builds on Aldo Leopold’s legacy as a writer by inspiring the next generation to participate in the evolution of environmental ethics through the written word. The Program creates an intergenerational network of leaders who, by virtue of their writing talent, have the potential to change the cultural story about the relationship between humans and nature.
Leven is an independent platform for environmental communication seeking to inspire more diverse approaches to communication. True to the motto "It takes diversity to protect diversity," Leven provides content for everyone interested in environmental topics as well as a toolbox for communicators. Most content is German, although English content is published on a regular basis.
Lion Guardians is a conservation organization dedicated to helping people live peacefully alongside wildlife. Since 2007, Lion Guardians have trained and supported hundreds of local conservationists to monitor lion populations and mitigate human-wildlife conflict. This innovative approach has helped reduce lion killing by more than 90% at the core site in Amboseli, Kenya, where the organization is proud to protect one of the few free-roaming and rapidly growing lion populations. Lion Guardians continues to grow their impact both globally and across wildlife species by answering key scientific questions that drive innovative solutions and by systematically sharing knowledge with others.
The Long Run is one of the world’s largest business-led sustainable development initiatives. The Long Run brings together a global community of like-minded individuals committed to conserving nature and improving people’s lives through their tourism businesses. Collectively, members aspire to conserve 20 million acres of biodiverse land and improve the lives of two million people by 2020. The Long Run is driven to support sustainable and ecologically and socially responsible tourism destinations around the world.
Macaw Conservation is dedicated to the conservation and sustainable recuperation of wild Scarlet Macaw and Great Green Macaw populations throughout Central America. Through a combination of community engagement, environmental education, forest restoration, captive breeding and soft release techniques, we promote the reintegration of these charismatic species into the ecosystems to which they used to belong.
Maji Moto Maasai Cultural Camp
Maji Moto Maasai Cultural Camp supports vulnerable girls and women to empower them with education and employment, and is dedicated to preserving the natural environment where the Maasai people have thrived for generations. Salaton Ole Ntutu's cultural camp is just outside Maasai Mara, and a visit there supports health, education and conservation efforts that honor local wisdom and practices, including wildlife guiding. You can stay at the camp set within a traditional Maasai village, where you’ll experience traditional warrior training, music, food and dance. Add transportation from Nairobi and a safari into Maasai Mara, and you’ll have a great adventure while sustaining culture and nature.
Marine Conservation Without Borders
Marine Conservation without Borders (MCwB) believes that biodiversity and linguistic diversity are intimately intertwined, and supports this by engaging Indigenous groups in the fishing communities of the greater Caribbean basin in discussions about the significance of ecosystem literacy in their daily lives. Prior to endangerment by global demand, these communities supported their region’s biodiversity by practicing peaceful and complementary relations within these complex ecosystems. MCwB supports the renewal of these relations, in part through a series of textbooks devoted to protecting these fisheries’ future by contextualizing conservation biology within the traditional ecological knowledge of these Indigenous fishing communities — enabling both linguistic and biological diversity to thrive together. MCwB has begun publishing eBooks on mangrove ecosystems in multiple home languages of the region. Others on a range of topics related to sustainable tropical marine ecosystems, such as climate change, macro-plastics and marine protected areas, are soon to come. Their eBooks are available free in MCwB’s Digital Library and are also on record at the Archive of Indigenous Languages of Latin America.
Mpala Research Centre
Mpala Research Centre is situated on 48,000 acres at the core of the Ewaso Ecosystem, a large, geographically diverse region of central Kenya defined by the Ewaso Ng’iro River and its tributaries. Established in 1994, it is a scientific hub for experimental and manipulative research by visiting scientists and students. Mpala offers a “living laboratory” without the restrictions of a national park, allowing scientists to manipulate the environment and conduct landscape-level, controlled experiments to explore basic science, address real-world problems, and ensure that sustainable livelihoods and economic advancement are synonymous with wildlife conservation.
Native Roots is an Ancestral Folk and Herbal Medicine Collective & School that was created to honor the elders and to hold space for traditional medicine traditions. Join us on the journey to reclaim and to your own ancestral roots and ethically celebrate and learn, and practice the diverse cultural traditions of health and healing. Native Roots bridges the generation gap in healing modalities, promotes cultural pride and the reclamation of each individual’s healing lineage through health. We aim to hold a brave space where the elders can be honored and respected, and the students can truly go through the process of the practices they are learning.
One More Generation
One More Generation (OMG) was founded in 2009 by 8 year old Carter Ries and 7 year old Olivia Ries. Carter and his Sister Olivia are both extremely passionate about animals and conservation. Following the adoption of Cheetahs in South Africa, Carter and Olivia began to question why humans would need to adopt wild animals like the cheetah. Carter and Olivia soon learned of the pressing issues surrounding endangered species, and knew they had to act.
Carter and Olivia started their own nonprofit in an effort to help educate children and adults about the plight of endangered species. Carter and Olivia’s intention is to preserve all species for at least One More Generation… and beyond.
The Peregrine Fund changes the future for nature and humanity by conserving birds of prey worldwide. Whether the threat is poisoning, habitat loss, human persecution or any other cause, they use sound science to tackle the most pressing conservation issues head-on. They accomplish high impact results by preventing raptor extinctions, protecting areas of high raptor conservation value and addressing landscape-level threats impacting multiple species. As a catalyst for change, they inspire people to value raptors and take action, and they invest in tomorrow's conservation leaders. By working with communities around the world to protect the wildlife and habitats on which they depend, The Peregrine Fund is able to create lasting conservation results while improving people’s ways of life. Support for their work comes from individual donors, corporations, foundations and government grants.