For Madison Vorva and Rhiannon Tomtishen, it all began with orangutans.
From the ubiquitous T-shirts sporting a red-eyed tree frog clinging to an Imperial beer bottle, to the best-selling postcards featuring the flamboyant poison-dart frog holding court in the rainforest, Costa Ricans today identify with frogs the way Russians relate to bears. That’s because Costa Rica over the past generation has built a reputation as one of the world’s greenest countries
A series of photographic exhibitions have been organized in Europe and North America this autumn to highlight a campaign by Britain’s Prince Charles to combat tropical deforestation. The photographs were taken by world-renowned environment photographer Daniel Beltra who was this year’s winner of the Prince’s Rainforest Project Award at the Sony World Photography Awards earlier this year.
Juliane Koepcke is not someone you’d expect to attract attention. Plainly dressed and wearing prescription glasses, Koepcke sits behind her desk at the Zoological Center in Munich, Germany, where she’s a librarian. Yet this unassuming middle aged woman has one of the most exciting and unbelievable stories of tragedy and survival to tell.