There are many ways – large and small, loud and quiet – for us all to make a positive difference in the world, both near and far. Here, in the last quarter of the International Year of Biodiversity, we celebrate three Nature Pioneers who, despite global recognition, still work at the grassroots level to champion biodiversity and effect real change.

And it is in this context of compassion and commitment to protecting biodiversity that the elephant has become a powerful symbol of all that we are in danger of losing but must keep hold of if we are to work together to halt the dramatic threat of ...


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