Beaver dam streams to create ponds and important habitat for ducks and other wild animals. Where beaver were trapped to extinction, they are being reintroduced today. Kesha's family was killed by humans. She was raised from a baby and released with a wild beaver rehabilitated at the hospital.
Reforestation gives green and it all starts with seedlings from a tree nursery. Children from the Francisco Serrato Indigenous Community have their own school tree nursery which provides seedlings to plant and reforest the monarch butterfly's overwintering sites in Mexico.
MBF engages families in reforestation to give knowledge, hope and green! This little girl from the Francisco Serrato indigenous community happily carries a seedling from a local community tree nursery to plant in the Mexican forest where monarchs arrive every winter after migrating from Canada.
Organic farming gives communities knowledge, relief, support hope and green! Although she is looking away because she is too embarassed to have her picture taken, Don Federico's daughter helped him plant the organic squash he is proudly showing us.
Due to lack of electricity, students are facing difficulties in study and doing their exercise at home. Students use kerosene lamp or paraffin lamp during study. It bears high risk of fire spreading out easily if mishandled. These difficulties for students are reduced by the use of solar tuki light.
Students get access to clean light during for their study in evening hours during load shedding. The risk of spreading fire through the use of kerosene lamp or paraffin lamp has been reduced to zero. Now they can study in their bed time as well and are free to get education for their future.
In the village of Koh Krabei, a local fisherman happened upon three infant leopard cats stranded and abandoned by the floods during his daily fishing route. He notified the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team who retrieved the animals and transported them to Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center for care.
Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team assisted in the rescue of a sun bear cub from a wildlife trader. The 1-year old bear was being transported inside a small black travel bag inside the trunk of the trader?s car. Our team secured the bear and transported him the the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center.
Recently, elephants sightings have increased due to the shrinking forests around them. The number of human-elephant encounters has risen and it has now become a daily task for our forest patrol teams to follow-up on reports of elephant sightings and protect both the elephants and villagers.
I will be resisting poverty end, said this woman. At 12, I started to track 10 km to and 10 km back home to fetch water from the source. My mother can't allow me to study because as a girl I have help with house work, and my brothers were attending school. A girl have no future in Onura.
At the annual Maleku festival the beautiful hand-painted and colorful art is offered for purchase by indigenous artisans. Many of the people in this photo participated in the community nurseries for the Rio Sol Bio Corridor. This photo was featured in the LRFF 2012 Calendar in March.
Nicida Elizondo is a Maleku elder and a great friend to LRFF. Here she is seen wearing her traditional clothing made from the bark of the Mastate tree. She and her family were participants in the Rio Sol project by creating a nursery of 2500 trees used to reforest 2 hectares along the Rio Sol.
Daniel Spreen, LRFF's treasurer, signing the check last December for Isidro Blanco's participation in the Rio Sol Bio Corridor project. Isidro created a nursery of 1000 trees that were planted on 1 hectare of old pasture he owns on the banks of the Rio Sol.
Photographer and Friends of the Columbia Gorge member Greg Lief took this photo of Wahkeena and Fairy Creeks, one of an almost countless number of amazing spots that Friends works to preserve and protect for future generations to enjoy. (Columbia River Gorge, Oregon and Washington, USA)
Photographer and Friends of the Columbia Gorge member Michael J. Horodyski took this photo of Vista House on Crown Point, one of Gorge's iconic spots. Friends works to preserve and protect the Gorge for future generations to enjoy. (Columbia River Gorge, Oregon and Washington, USA)
Photographer and Friends of the Columbia Gorge member Peter Marbach took this photo of sunset light striking balsamroot blooms on Dog Mountain in the Gorge. Friends works to preserve and protect the Gorge for future generations to enjoy. (Columbia River Gorge, Oregon, USA)
Master 'Walcot' Wambua catching up with technology at early age. He is only 5 years and at nursery school. This is the DOT COM age. Knowledge is power. TYSA training young children to acquire skills and knowledge in technology
Cappi, a yellow-naped amazon, came to Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue with airsaculitis, a chronic condition requiring periodic treatments. Cappi is otherwise healthy and enjoys talking (in English) with the public at Mickaboo's outreach events. Here Cappi gives a ""high five"" to his foster dad.
Buddy Girl, a rescued greenwing macaw, and her adoptive parent share a contemplative moment. Her outside aviary is in the background and includes predator-resistant measures and other inhabitants. Mickaboo advises adopters about appropriate bird habitats to help ensure the birds' quality of life.
Dante, a rescued cockatiel, shares the love with a companion. Mickaboo places birds in permanent homes where both bird and human may develop mutual respect and affection. The lowering of Dante's head is typical cockatiel behavior signifying that affection and trust, and is clearly reciprocated.
EcoLogic's Traditional Memory project aims to preserve the values and traditions of the Totonicap?n Maya Quich? by inspiring the next generation of leaders. Here, Maya Quich? are setting up for a prayer ceremony to take place before reforestation begins.
EcoLogic's Traditional Memory project aims to preserve the values and traditions of the Totonicap?n Maya Quich? by inspiring the next generation of leaders. Here, Maya Quich? offer prayers to the forest before reforestation begins.
Red-tailed hawks are one of the largest birds of prey. They are injured when they fall from a nest; some have difficulty finding food in winter or times of drought. Too many, like this beautiful bird, are injured after being hit by cars. The lucky ones get a second chance to fly free.
Cottontails are intelligent and sensitive creatures. Hunted by nearly all predators, they live life on high alert. They are arguably the most difficult wild animal to rehabilitate because they are easily stressed in captivity. Fellow Mortals works with up to 500 every year, releasing most.
Injured racing pigeons Elinor & Lucky found love and a safe, forever home through MickaCoo Pigeon & Dove Rescue. Elinor, struck by a car, unable to fly, and no longer wanted by his previous owner is totally devoted to his mate Lucky. Thank you to volunteer and adopter Jill Shepard for this photo.
MickaCoo rescues Gypsy (an abandoned homing pigeon) and Milkshake Mike (a king pigeon found stray and starving on the streets of SF, CA) may seem like an odd couple but they are a deeply bonded pair and very committed to each other. Milkshake Mike is very tender with his petite pigeon wife, Gypsy.
MickaCoo volunteer Jaclyn took this portrait of herself and her foster pigeon Lopez. Lopez was raised in captivity but then ""set free"". Lopez was unprepared to survive on his own and was emaciated and weak when he finally flew into an assisted living facility, desperate for human help.