Veronika Perkova

Mountain gorillas in Uganda are thriving!

Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka illustration

Uganda’s first wildlife vet and award-winning conservationist, Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, shares her personal story about how her organization “Conservation Through Public Health“ has contributed to a steady growth of mountain gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. That’s in addition to a major improvement in community health, a threefold increase in family planning use, …

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Here’s Why Mountain Gorillas in Uganda Are Thriving!

Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka illustration

Uganda’s first wildlife vet and award-winning conservationist, Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, shares her personal story about how her organization “Conservation Through Public Health“ has contributed to a steady growth of mountain gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. That’s in addition to a major improvement in community health, a threefold increase in family planning use, …

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How Filipino NGO preserves nature and improves people’s lives

PATH Foundation Philippines

Natural conservation and making improvements in the health and livelihoods of our communities are not at odds, although sometimes it feels this way. In reality, they are inherently connected. For example, in many rural communities where access to quality health services is low and jobs are few and far between, poverty-stricken people depend on exploiting …

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How PMC’s hot soap operas improved the lives of more than 500 million people

Bill Ryerson founder of Population Media Center

When soap operas are designed in a way that they not only entertain people but also educate about social issues, they can have a huge positive impact on society and the environment. This type of approach is called entertainment education and is at the core of what Population Media Center does. Through hot TV soaps …

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To Save a Forest, Look to the Women (YES! Magazine)

A woman that is connected to power

Women often suffer the most from environmental degradation. A nonprofit in Colombia is trying to make their needs central to conservation. Sara Inés Lara, leader of Colombia-based bird conservation organization Fundación ProAves, got her first taste of conservation’s potential more than 30 years ago. She grew up in one of the most biodiverse places in the world, …

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