It’s that time of year again – when the kids go back to school after the long summer break. September 5 also happens to be Amazon Day in Brazil. Perhaps many of us first learned something about the Amazon from enthusiastic teachers at primary school. Perhaps we learned about it being the world’s largest rainforest […]Read more
I first experienced the Amazon over 20 years ago and it changed my life. An ecologist by trade I went from looking at hummingbird-plant interactions to being in teams designing conservation actions at large scale. But however “big” the plan is, its dwarfed by the sheer immensity of the Amazon – an area larger than the whole of western Europe. That’s the challenge – how to develop experiences on the ground that can have the potential to positively influence at a meaningful scale for the Amazon.
Currently I am working on the Sky Rainforest Rescue partnership, and our flagship project is in Acre state, Brazil. The partnership with Sky has allowed me to work on an amazing combination of cutting edge conservation work in Brazil and public engagement and outreach here in the UK, helped by a host of partners and supporters.
Over my years with WWF I have been involved in conservation projects across Latin America, and before that I lived in Ecuador, working on community conservation projects in the aptly named cloudforests of the Andes.
I’ll be blogging about some of the work we’re doing in the Amazon to create solutions and tackle threats, and what we’re learning in the process.
My latest posts
Have you seen the BBC Olympic trailer? We have and we love it here at WWF. As the 2016 Olympics is almost upon us, we take a closer look at the animals in the impressively animated trailer, as it celebrates the spirit of the games but also the amazing diversity of Brazil’s wildlife and exuberant […]Read more
At the start of the Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21) Prince Charles was among the many voices calling for increased action to safeguard the world’s forests, pointing out that “There is no Plan B to tackle climate change without them.” This blog is about one state in the Amazon showing local level leadership on forests. […]Read more