Dumbo the lovable elephant, Baloo the easy-going bear or Timon the wisecracking meerkat – attributing human features and traits to fictional animals is not new. But can it help in the conservation of real species?
Environment protection is no longer just a focus of documentaries. It’s long been the subject of mainstream films too. Yet, in spite of growing awareness, getting people to act to save the planet remains a tough task.
Millions of people lack access to drinking water. Hamburg charity “Viva con Agua” aims to change that with a grassroots approach. Founder Benjamin Adrion told Global Ideas why his group is no ordinary development NGO.
More than 50 years after the Oscar-winning film “Serengeti Shall not Die” shed light on the risks facing the national park, the problems have worsened. Climate change, poaching and population growth pose new threats.
Knobby, round, smooth, oblong, purple-mottled - Peru is home to thousands of potato varieties. Researchers are teaming up with local farmers to exchange know-how to protect the country’s diversity of spuds.