Nos scientifiques en action

Maryam Bibi

Never lose heart

Maryam Bibi - Pakistan
 
For almost two decades Maryam Bibi has battled against prejudice and intolerance to improve the lives of women and children in some of the world’s poorest areas. …  

28 Apr 2011 | News story

Ngwe Lwin demonstrating the use of GPS software

Sneezing in the rain

Ngwe Lwin - Myanmar

It may be more common these days to hear doom and gloom stories of biodiversity loss and environmental degradation, but exciting discoveries of new species do happen and give heart to conservationists the world over. …  

11 Apr 2011 | News story

Dr Ho (kneeling down, blue shirt) leading a guided nature walk

Saving Singapore’s green space

Dr Ho Hua Chew - Singapore

In Singapore, where space is tight, nature conservation faces some difficult odds. And no one is more familiar with the challenges than Dr Ho Hua Chew of IUCN Member organization the Singapore Nature Society who has fought for years for official recognition of the island state’s wildlife. …  

11 Apr 2011 | News story

Having just caught his first Flatback turtle during a ‘turtle rodeo’ trip in Australia, Nick celebrates in turtle style.

The man who saves turtles

Dr Nicolas Pilcher - Malaysia

Nick saves sea turtles. In a nutshell that’s what he does. But he has to look far beyond their nesting grounds to make it work. …  

04 Apr 2011 | News story

Tahir Qureshi

A blessing in disguise

Tahir Qureshi – Pakistan

“In 1984, when I was a Divisional Forest Officer, I was kidnapped in the thick forest of Dadu, in southern Pakistan. The armed gang kept me in captivity for two nights but it seemed like a thousand years. My confidence was shattered and my career took a turn for what I thought at the time was the worst. After this, I decided to work on coastal conservation. This change, which involved restoring mangroves, was actually a blessing in disguise. It gave me a platform to chart completely unexplored territory in Pakistan.” …  

04 Apr 2011 | News story

GPS radio collaring of a rhino

Rumbles in the jungle

Naresh Subedi, Nepal

Office? The jungle. Colleagues? Elephants, rhinos and tigers. Naresh Subedi has many stories to tell. Stories that are not only fascinating and impressive but that can also make your hair stand on end. …  

04 Apr 2011 | News story

Phaivanh Phiapalath with local surveyor in Khoun Xe, 2010

The communicator

Dr Phaivanh Phiapalath - the Lao Peoples' Democratic Republic

In a country like Laos, where rapid socio-economic development is driven by the exploitation of natural resources, and the human and financial resources to protect the environment are extremely scarce, nature conservation is not the highest priority. Phaivanh Phiapalath, IUCN's Senior Programme Officer specialized in protected areas management and wildlife in the Lao People's Democratic Republic, has found a way to put nature on top of many people’s agendas. His secret is 'friendly communication'. …  

04 Apr 2011 | News story