Hussh | The eyes of Yellowstone, an enduring legacy in a warming wilderness

The eyes of Yellowstone, an enduring legacy in a warming wilderness

Situated in Canyon Village near the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone National Park, Steven Fuller holds a unique position. Known as the “winterkeeper,” he oversees the maintenance of this critical area through the bustling summer months and the solitude of winter. During these long, cold months, Fuller embarks on solitary ski journeys into the heart of the park, traversing the …

Hussh | Meet the women shattering stereotypes to save Indonesia's rainforests

Meet the women shattering stereotypes to save Indonesia’s rainforests

In the verdant depths of Indonesia’s Aceh Province, a remarkable narrative unfolds—a tale of resilience, courage, and environmental stewardship. Here, in the shadow of the Burni Telong volcano, a group of determined women are redefining the traditional role of forest guardians. They are the vanguard of a quiet yet profound revolution, challenging entrenched norms and battling against the relentless tide …

Hussh | Ecuador’s rejection of Amazon oil drilling sparks a new era for biodiversity and indigenous rights

Ecuador’s rejection of Amazon oil drilling sparks a new era for biodiversity and indigenous rights

In a resounding defiance of conventional priorities, Ecuadorians have delivered a potent message by rejecting oil drilling in the heart of the Amazon.  This groundbreaking decision carries profound implications, forcing the state oil company to halt operations in a region where endangered tribes reside and biodiversity flourishes. Amid the tabulation of ballots early Monday, a remarkable six out of ten …

Hussh | Ecuador's historic debt conversion paves the way for a paradigm shift in conservation financing

Ecuador’s historic debt conversion paves the way for a paradigm shift in conservation financing

In an unprecedented move, Ecuador has converted $1.6 billion of debt into a loan, unlocking millions of dollars for conservation efforts in this ecological haven. Ecuador’s pioneering ‘debt for nature’ swap has taken a momentous step to safeguard the unparalleled biodiversity of the Galápagos Islands, renowned for their unique flora and fauna found nowhere else on the planet. The ‘debt …

Hussh | When indigenous peoples get caught in the middle of corporate and governmental climate strategies

When indigenous peoples get caught in the middle of corporate and governmental climate strategies

The world’s Indigenous leaders at an annual UN summit, have warned that the west’s climate strategy is risking the exploitation of Indigenous territories, resources, and people.  As hundreds of Indigenous chiefs, presidents, chairmen, and delegates gathered at the 22nd United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, new and emerging threats about the transition to a greener economy, including mineral mining, …

Hussh | Tropical forests struggling to recover from deforestation, new research shows

Tropical forests struggling to recover from deforestation, new research shows

New research published in the journal Nature has found that recovering tropical forests are only able to offset a quarter of carbon emissions generated annually by logging, wildfire and land clearing.  The study, led by a team of scientists from the University of Bristol, used satellite data to examine the world’s three largest tropical forests — the Amazon, Central Africa, and …

Hussh | Current biodiversity loss could lead to total ecosystem collapse, warns study

Current biodiversity loss could lead to total ecosystem collapse, warns study

According to recent research on the greatest mass extinction in Earth’s history, the gradual degradation of wildlife and biodiversity could quickly escalate into a catastrophic collapse of entire ecosystems. The “Great Dying,” a cataclysmic event that unfolded 252 million years ago during the Permian-Triassic extinction period, saw the eradication of 95% of life on Earth due to the impact of …

Hussh | Landmark treaty agreed upon to establish marine protected areas in high seas

Landmark treaty agreed upon to establish marine protected areas in high seas

After nearly two decades of negotiations, UN member states have finally reached an agreement to safeguard seas around the world. The historic treaty, announced on Saturday night in New York after grueling non-stop negotiations, represents a major milestone in the fight to achieve the 30×30 commitment – a pledge made by countries at the UN biodiversity conference last December to …

Hussh | We're living in a world more focused on "normalisation" over "conservation"

We’re living in a world more focused on “normalisation” than “conservation”

There has been a proliferation of memes lately that depict a series of huge waves representing various crises. The first wave represents the Covid-19 pandemic, followed by an economic recession, then a wave representing climate change, and finally, the largest wave of all, representing biodiversity collapse.  For those who have been increasingly concerned about climate change, it may be surprising …