Oysters returning en masse to clean New York Harbor and shelter one of the world’s great cities from superstorms… Ecuador saving species by enshrining the rights of nature in its constitution... Beavers bringing wild wetlands and biodiversity back to manicured Britain... Soldiers setting fires to save an iconic woodpecker…
These are not the kinds of stories you see on the news. When it comes to the environment, the standard fare these days is a barrage of doom and despair. Enter WILD HOPE, a new series that crisscrosses the globe to spotlight the changemakers who are restoring and protecting the natural world.
The people and stories in WILD HOPE reveal how saving biodiversity begins in our own backyards. There is no need—and no time—to wait for global accords. These mavericks are forging unexpected alliances, making bold interventions, and relying on local expertise to pull our planet back from the brink.
Whether it’s farmers planting coffee to save Mozambican rainforest, Mexican nuns and fishermen working to bring back remarkable salamanders, or trained dogs rescuing koalas from urban encroachment and raging wildfires, the series reveals how small actions have dramatic impact, how individual efforts drive community-wide results, and how local solutions add up to global change.
WILD HOPE provides heroes we can rally around, actions we can share, and optimism we severely need. There is still time to secure the future of life. And if given the chance, nature will bounce back. But we must change the narrative. WILD HOPE shows us how it’s done.