Illegal alluvial gold mining has left the heart of the Peruvian Amazon a wasteland. An Expedition led by iLCP Senior Fellow, Jason Houston.
What YOU Can Do: Conservation is not just an NGOs responsibility; it has to start with each of us, each of our choices. At the end of the day, if we lose the rainforests, it will not be just a loss for Ecuadorians but for all of mankind. So what can I do to help […]
The Gulf of California Marine Program (GCMP) will help support the establishment of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in Mexican waters.
iLCP Fellow Shawn Heinrichs writes about his work with WildAid leading to the protection of the manta ray in Peru.
The most biodiverse place on Earth, Ecuador’s Yasuni National Park is under threat. Having been associated with the Yasuni for 25 years, Pete will discuss how he has tried to raise the profile of the “Green Hell” and the “Savages” that call the park home in the eyes of the Ecuadorian people. If the goal […]
Although renewable energy resources are a great alternative to reducing the consumption of fossil fuels, they can also have a negative environmental impact if not suitably located. Chiloé Island is rich in marine and land-based wildlife, and an important hub of biodiversity in South America. However, the planned large-scale development of wind-farms in northwest Chiloé is now threatening the ecological balance of this area, and crucial bird and whale migration routes. iLCP has been invited by the Centro de Conservación Cetacea to document the situation.
“Of all the places I’ve been in the world—and I haven’t missed many—Patagonia remains right at the top as one of my favorites, but we can’t take this special place for granted, so the establishment of national parks is essential to the preservation of this awesome landscape.”
One of the mysteries that struck all of us, was the notable absence of any sharks. During our 6 days diving we didn’t spot a single one. – Cristina Mittermeier
Images by iLCP Fellow Ralph Lee Hopkins are found throughout a new report, “The Quarantine Chain: Establishing an Effective Biosecurity System to Prevent the Introduction of Invasive Species into the Galapágos Islands.” Ralph collected these images as part of his Galapagos: Islands at Risk project, an iLCP-supported, multi-year conservation photography project.
They are rarely seen, even by people who live in close proximity to them. In fact, the only real sign of their existence is often the presence of large, unexplained holes in the ground.