Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, from the Mbororo pastoralist community in Chad, talks about the challenges facing this indigenous community and their land from climate change. Located in the middle of Africa, Chad is a very vulnerable nation, threatened by rising temperatures and frequent drought. The Mbororo live a semi-nomadic or nomadic lifestyle, herding livestock in search of water and pasture -- but with increasing droughts, there is often not enough water to support livelihoods. During her fellowship, Ibrahim documented indigenous traditional knowledge to help climate scientists better understand the effects of climate change in that region and, ultimately, to help her community adapt. She is an expert on indigenous rights, climate change adaptation and mitigation techniques, and is a co-chair of the International Indigenous Peoples’ Forum on Climate Change, which represents indigenous groups worldwide in U.N. climate negotiations. Learn more at: http://www.conservation.org/indigenous Follow us on: Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ConservationOrg Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/conservation.intl Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ConservationOrg
Nature Is Speaking
Nature doesn’t need people. People need nature.
That’s the message of our provocative, celebrity-studded campaign “Nature Is Speaking.” Our aim is to raise awareness that people need nature in order to survive. Our goal is simple: It’s time to change the conversation about nature to focus on what we all have in common: Our shared humanity.
Women on a Mission
A series of short films about women around the world on a mission to save nature.
“VR and nature conservation truly go hand in hand.” — Wareable
From the stunning coral of "Valen's Reef" to the Amazon rainforest of "Under the Canopy" to the savanna of "My Africa," Conservation International uses virtual reality to immerse viewers in vital conservation efforts around the world, and to meet the local heroes who make it possible.
We believe strongly in the power of visual storytelling to educate, inspire and effect change. Conservation International's filmmakers spotlight the people, challenges and successful projects that our programs are pioneering. Watch, share and reach out if you would like to learn more.