Chanthy,  Koh Kong, Cambodia -  Chanthy is 13. She’s the top student in her class at school in Boeung Kachang village and loves reading and maths. It’s common for her to skip games sessions just to keep reading in the library at the school. She wants to be a doctor, but her father isn’t sure if he can pay for her education as unpredictable weather is affecting his livelihood. During her short life Chanthy has seen many storms and flash floods, but it’s not the thunder and the lightning that frighten her. It’s the fact that her father won’t be able to go out fishing and her family will go hungry. Worse yet, is the fear that Chanthy won’t be able to go to school. - From my work for Save the Children's program in Cambodia. You can support Project Chanthy here - https://goo.gl/9q20F2 Chanthy,  Koh Kong, Cambodia -  Chanthy is 13. She’s the top student in her class at school in Boeung Kachang village and loves reading and maths. It’s common for her to skip games sessions just to keep reading in the library at the school. She wants to be a doctor, but her father isn’t sure if he can pay for her education as unpredictable weather is affecting his livelihood. During her short life Chanthy has seen many storms and flash floods, but it’s not the thunder and the lightning that frighten her. It’s the fact that her father won’t be able to go out fishing and her family will go hungry. Worse yet, is the fear that Chanthy won’t be able to go to school. - From my work for Save the Children's program in Cambodia. You can support Project Chanthy here - https://goo.gl/9q20F2
Orang-utan with mother,  Gunung Leuser National Park,  Sumatra, Indonesia - Sumatran Orangutans (Pongo abelii) are listed as critically endangered species of great apes. There are only about 7000 of them left in the rapidly disappearing rainforests on the island of Sumatra. Expansion for palm oil plantation is the  biggest threat to the Orang utan and  is also one of the biggest causes of carbon emissions from Indonesia. Orang-utan with mother,  Gunung Leuser National Park,  Sumatra, Indonesia - Sumatran Orangutans (Pongo abelii) are listed as critically endangered species of great apes. There are only about 7000 of them left in the rapidly disappearing rainforests on the island of Sumatra. Expansion for palm oil plantation is the  biggest threat to the Orang utan and  is also one of the biggest causes of carbon emissions from Indonesia.
Crack in a Gompa wall, Dzongu, Sikkim - Lepchas, the designated 'primitive' tribe  of Dzongu in Sikkim have been opposing the 24 dam hydropower project  being built on the Teesta river as it is destroying the ecology around their sacred mountain, Khangchendzonga. The quake of September 2011 came as no surprise to them. Read more about it here - http://goo.gl/2CVLVP Crack in a Gompa wall, Dzongu, Sikkim - Lepchas, the designated 'primitive' tribe  of Dzongu in Sikkim have been opposing the 24 dam hydropower project  being built on the Teesta river as it is destroying the ecology around their sacred mountain, Khangchendzonga. The quake of September 2011 came as no surprise to them. Read more about it here - http://goo.gl/2CVLVP
Jadav Payeng aka Forest man of India at Molai Kathoni, the forest he created on an island of the Brahmaputra river, Assam, India. For almost 30 years, off everyone’s radar, without support or subsidies, without fear or favour, without Forest Department or foreign hand, Payeng, almost obsessively, continued to expand the forest and the fruit of his labour is now being celebrated around the world. Read more about him - http://goo.gl/3OWiKh Jadav Payeng aka Forest man of India at Molai Kathoni, the forest he created on an island of the Brahmaputra river, Assam, India. For almost 30 years, off everyone’s radar, without support or subsidies, without fear or favour, without Forest Department or foreign hand, Payeng, almost obsessively, continued to expand the forest and the fruit of his labour is now being celebrated around the world. Read more about him - http://goo.gl/3OWiKh
Putul, Daulatadia, Bangladesh - Putul works as an assistant teacher at Save the Children’s school for sex workers children of the Daulatdia brothel of Bangladesh. Her name is Bengali for doll and she is adored by her students. She lives outside the brothel and is married to a mechanic. They have two children. Putul is studying for her graduate degree and every day that she stands in front of her students, she gives them hope that with education they too can escape brothel life. Hope that the corrugated iron rooms and corridors won’t be home forever. She was born to a sex worker living with a violent pimp in Daulatdia. She knows that her life would have been very different if it wasn’t for the school. To find out more about Save the Children’s program in Daulatadia - https://goo.gl/d0BWzO Putul, Daulatadia, Bangladesh - Putul works as an assistant teacher at Save the Children’s school for sex workers children of the Daulatdia brothel of Bangladesh. Her name is Bengali for doll and she is adored by her students. She lives outside the brothel and is married to a mechanic. They have two children. Putul is studying for her graduate degree and every day that she stands in front of her students, she gives them hope that with education they too can escape brothel life. Hope that the corrugated iron rooms and corridors won’t be home forever. She was born to a sex worker living with a violent pimp in Daulatdia. She knows that her life would have been very different if it wasn’t for the school. To find out more about Save the Children’s program in Daulatadia - https://goo.gl/d0BWzO
Elephants  at Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India - The home of the great Indian one-horned rhino, Bengal tiger, wild buffalo, Asian elephant and eastern swamp deer  is justifiably regarded as one of India’s best protected national parks. Read about threats to this world heritage site -  http://goo.gl/BFC2ix Elephants  at Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India - The home of the great Indian one-horned rhino, Bengal tiger, wild buffalo, Asian elephant and eastern swamp deer  is justifiably regarded as one of India’s best protected national parks. Read about threats to this world heritage site -  http://goo.gl/BFC2ix
Sonam Wangchuk, Leh, Ladakh, India - The founder of the SECMOL Alternative School, Wangchuk, a Ladakhi, is a mechanical engineer, education reformist and a futurist exploring alternative technologies. His projects are wide-ranging: solar-heated mud buildings that need no heating even in -25C; underground mud pipes that are one-tenth the cost of the cheapest water pipes; a solar-heated bio-gas plant; rocket stoves that cook and heat with a fraction of the wood needed by other stoves and even bake bread with exhaust heat; and low-cost greenhouses that enable large scale farming even in Ladakhi winters. Read my Report on Sonam's Ice stupas on Huffington Post - http://goo.gl/U9z1YM Sonam Wangchuk, Leh, Ladakh, India - The founder of the SECMOL Alternative School, Wangchuk, a Ladakhi, is a mechanical engineer, education reformist and a futurist exploring alternative technologies. His projects are wide-ranging: solar-heated mud buildings that need no heating even in -25C; underground mud pipes that are one-tenth the cost of the cheapest water pipes; a solar-heated bio-gas plant; rocket stoves that cook and heat with a fraction of the wood needed by other stoves and even bake bread with exhaust heat; and low-cost greenhouses that enable large scale farming even in Ladakhi winters. Read my Report on Sonam's Ice stupas on Huffington Post - http://goo.gl/U9z1YM
  • Chanthy, Koh Kong, Cambodia - Chanthy is 13. She’s the top student in her class at school in Boeung Kachang village and loves reading and maths. It’s common for her to skip games sessions just to keep reading in the library at the school. She wants to be a doctor, but her father isn’t sure if he can pay for her education as unpredictable weather is affecting his livelihood. During her short life Chanthy has seen many storms and flash floods, but it’s not the thunder and the lightning that frighten her. It’s the fact that her father won’t be able to go out fishing and her family will go hungry. Worse yet, is the fear that Chanthy won’t be able to go to school. - From my work for Save the Children's program in Cambodia. You can support Project Chanthy here - https://goo.gl/9q20F2
    Chanthy is 13. She’s the top student in her class at school in Boeung Kachang village and loves reading and maths. It’s common for her to skip games sessions just to keep reading in the library at the school. She wants to be a doctor, but her father isn’t sure if he can pay for her education as unpredictable weather is affecting his livelihood. During her short life Chanthy has seen many storms and flash floods, but it’s not the thunder and the lightning that frighten her. It’s the fact that her father won’t be able to go out fishing and her family will go hungry. Worse yet, is the fear that Chanthy won’t be able to go to school. - From my work for Save the Children's program in Cambodia. You can support Projecty Chanthy here - https://savethechildren.org.nz/the-solutions/projects/chanthy/
    Orang-utan with mother, Gunung Leuser National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia - Sumatran Orangutans (Pongo abelii) are listed as critically endangered species of great apes. There are only about 7000 of them left in the rapidly disappearing rainforests on the island of Sumatra. Expansion for palm oil plantation is the biggest threat to the Orang utan and is also one of the biggest causes of carbon emissions from Indonesia.
    Orang-utan with mother, Gunung Leuser National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia - Sumatran Orangutans (Pongo abelii) are listed as critically endangered species of great apes by the World Conservation Union, the United Nations and other agencies. There are only about 7000 of them left in the rapidly disappearing rainforests on the island of Sumatra. Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) have fared slightly better and their numbers in the wild are pegged at about 35000 according to conservative estimates.
    Crack in a Gompa wall, Dzongu, Sikkim - Lepchas, the designated 'primitive' tribe of Dzongu in Sikkim have been opposing the 24 dam hydropower project being built on the Teesta river as it is destroying the ecology around their sacred mountain, Khangchendzonga. The quake of September 2011 came as no surprise to them. Read more about it here - http://goo.gl/2CVLVP
    Crack in a Gompa wall, Dzongu, Sikkim - Lepchas, the designated 'primitive' tribe of Dzongu in Sikkim have been opposing the 24 dam hydropower project being built on the Teesta river as it is destroying the ecology around their sacred mountain, Khangchendzonga. The quake of September 2011 came as no surprise to them.
    Jadav Payeng aka Forest man of India at Molai Kathoni, the forest he created on an island of the Brahmaputra river, Assam, India. For almost 30 years, off everyone’s radar, without support or subsidies, without fear or favour, without Forest Department or foreign hand, Payeng, almost obsessively, continued to expand the forest and the fruit of his labour is now being celebrated around the world. Read more about him - http://goo.gl/3OWiKh
    Jadav Payeng aka Forest man of India at Molai Kathoni, the forest he created on an island of the Brahmaputra river, Assam, India. For almost 30 years, off everyone’s radar, without support or subsidies, without fear or favour, without Forest Department or foreign hand, Payeng, almost obsessively, continued to expand the forest and the fruit of his labour is now being celebrated around the world. Read more about him in my reportage section.
    Putul, Daulatadia, Bangladesh - Putul works as an assistant teacher at Save the Children’s school for sex workers children of the Daulatdia brothel of Bangladesh. Her name is Bengali for doll and she is adored by her students. She lives outside the brothel and is married to a mechanic. They have two children. Putul is studying for her graduate degree and every day that she stands in front of her students, she gives them hope that with education they too can escape brothel life. Hope that the corrugated iron rooms and corridors won’t be home forever. She was born to a sex worker living with a violent pimp in Daulatdia. She knows that her life would have been very different if it wasn’t for the school. To find out more about Save the Children’s program in Daulatadia - https://goo.gl/d0BWzO
    Elephants at Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India - The home of the great Indian one-horned rhino, Bengal tiger, wild buffalo, Asian elephant and eastern swamp deer is justifiably regarded as one of India’s best protected national parks. Read about threats to this world heritage site - http://goo.gl/BFC2ix
    Sonam Wangchuk, Leh, Ladakh, India - The founder of the SECMOL Alternative School, Wangchuk, a Ladakhi, is a mechanical engineer, education reformist and a futurist exploring alternative technologies. His projects are wide-ranging: solar-heated mud buildings that need no heating even in -25C; underground mud pipes that are one-tenth the cost of the cheapest water pipes; a solar-heated bio-gas plant; rocket stoves that cook and heat with a fraction of the wood needed by other stoves and even bake bread with exhaust heat; and low-cost greenhouses that enable large scale farming even in Ladakhi winters. Read my Report on Sonam's Ice stupas on Huffington Post - http://goo.gl/U9z1YM
    Sonam Wangchuk in the plantation watered by an Ice stupa that he designed and executed in Ladakh, India. Read all about it in my reportage section.