We’re collating blog posts from inspiring changemakers sharing their journey of how they achieved impact. If you have a story you’d like to share with us, get in touch.
The Persian leopard is a rare subspecies of Panthera pardus living across warzones and areas of civil unrest in the Middle East. Conserving this big cat in a troubled geographic region comes with a high degree of risk, uncertainty and challenge. Here, Tatjana Rosen discusses the groundbreaking work being done to help protect this subspecies… Continue reading Saving a species living in a landscape of tears
Enabling people to become more sustainable is a tough but critical way to ensure a future where both people and our planet thrive. Here, Dr Rae Ritchie discusses why we need a values-based approach to encouraging people to choose more sustainable behaviours and shares the science behind why this is effective. This talk was brought… Continue reading Why we need a values-based approach to sustainability
Wildlife conservation has been built on colonial foundations, which continues to marr the discipline today. In this captivating talk, Dr Moreangels Mbizah shares her insights of being a Black woman working in conservation and the racism she has endurred. She highlights some avenues to help rebalance the situation to pave the way for a more… Continue reading How can we address racism in wildlife conservation?
What can the Indigenous communties of the world teach humanity about how to live in better harmony with Nature? In this video, Eli Enns interrogates this question by telling a story of his Indigenous roots and how this has helped him better understand how humans can interact more positively with our environment. This talk was… Continue reading What can we learn from Indigenous communities about living with Nature?
Ever wondered what gave someone the inspiration to create something that helps change the world? Here, Tanja Burke Jensen talks about how she got the idea to develop an app that helps refugees and migrants help themselves. This talk was brought to you by Be in the Change’s Global Huddle. During the first Global Huddle, an… Continue reading How I helped make an app that helps refugees
Here, Elizabeth Gowing, co-founder of The Ideas Partnership, talks about her fascinating journey into Kosovo, first helping to get shoes to kids so that they can attend school. She then realised that she needed to help these local communities help themselves and then finally went onto empowering people to help others. Check out her talk… Continue reading Tackling systemic drivers to empower communities to help themselves
During the first Global Huddle, an online festival of ideas and stories, we invited a dozen changemakers from across the globe to share with us their journeys of how they helped to make a positive difference in society. Here, Justine Shanti Alexander of the Snow Leopard Trust talks about why this big cat species represents… Continue reading Why snow leopards represent a species of hope
A story from the founder, Niki Rust, on how struggling can reveal who we are and what is important to us. Warning: this post contains content that some may find disturbing.
An interview with Dr Dan Challender, a Researcher in the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford and Chair of the IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group. Did you have a career in mind when you were young of what you wanted to be when you grew up? I used to want to be a… Continue reading How passion and perseverance can lead to a profession in pangolins
Tatjana Rosen, UNEP Vanishing Treasures Technical Adviser for Kyrgyzstan and Lead of Team Bars Turkmenistan. Like countless others, as a child, I loved nature and animals and longed to be either a veterinarian or study the behavior of wildlife. I was an introverted kid and found joy in rescuing all sorts of animals, from stray… Continue reading The journey of a high-flying lawyer who became a conservationist
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