Text and Photos by iLCP Fellow Paul Hilton. Read our other articles on the National Geographic Voices blog featuring the work of our iLCP Fellow Photographers all around the world. Many of my photographic assignments have taken me to the front lines of industrial fishing, often happening beyond national borders. In these distant waters there’s […]
iLCP Fellow Paul Jan Hilton has been in the field documenting releasing Javan Gibbons, read about it on National Geographic Voices. “As the clouds languidly clear over a rainforest in West Java, Indonesia, the haunting serenity of the scene before me is suddenly pierced by the unmistakable clamor of gibbon song. It’s a sound that […]
iLCP Fellow Paul Jan Hilton has been in the field documenting the plight of the pangolin, read about it on National Geographic Voices. Over 180 nations approved today, Wednesday, September 28, proposals to protect all eight species of pangolin, including a ban on all trade of live pangolin, pangolin meat and scales under Appendix 1. […]
iLCP Associate Fellow Paul Hilton has published two new articles on conservation efforts in Indonesia. His first article, Sumatra’s Orang-utans: Chocolate’s Road to Freedom, follows the story of Chocolate and his journey from captivity with traders to his eventual release back into the wild. –“We arrive at the release site and head straight over to […]
The future of the critically endangered Sumatran elephant hangs on a thread. Palm oil plantations have converted 90 percent of prime Sumatran elephant habitat to a monoculture desert. The lowland rainforests of the Leuser Ecosystem are the world’s best remaining habitat for the Sumatran elephant yet they are being bulldozed, often illegally, for palm oil everyday.
iLCP Fellow Paul Hilton assists at the incineration of 5 tons of pangolins slaughtered by poachers in Sumatra.
iLCP Fellow Paul Hilton documents the bust of a massive pangolin smuggling operation in Sumatra.
Education about health, the environment and conservation helps women out of poverty in Nepal.
As oil palm plantations continue devastating Indonesia’s rainforests, animals like the orangutan are left with ever-decreasing, and impoverished habitats, threatening their survival.