Activists and inhabitants have banded together to turn an illegal dump on the outskirts of the Colombian capital Bogotá into an eco haven.
In the sun-drenched state of Nevada, students passionate about the environment are fighting for solar and other green energy at their school in the face of big opposition.
It's the only penguin species on the African continent. Once, they counted in the millions. Today, only 20,000 breeding pairs are left. An alliance of environmentalists wants to reverse this downward trend.
Dogs and birds don't usually get along. Even docile puppies often turn into hellhounds when they get to chase a flock of the feathered creatures. Yet several sheepdogs have saved a penguin colony in Australia.
War doesn't only destroy human lives, but also land and ecologies - and therefore livelihoods. Afghanistan is a case in point. Enter a woman with a community spirit and a strong sense of what needs to get done.
Grass, in most forms, is overlooked as part of the fabric of our environment. But up close and deep down, there is rather more to it than meets the eye. In fact, it can be quite heroic.
On the Kazakh steppes roams an strange creature - the saiga antelope. Poached for its horns, the animal is endangered. Now it's facing a new threat in the form of a mysterious die-off that is baffling scientists.
Its status as the area's top predator has not stopped the endangered Caspian seal's numbers from plummeting. Conservationists hope international action can come to its rescue.
A zoo in the Czech Republic and a rhino sanctuary in Tanzania have worked together to fly a black rhino to the African country. There it will boost rhino populations as part of a breeding program.
Mangroves were cleared in many places in Thailand to make way for shrimp ponds. But these days, many of these ponds lie idle. An initiative is trying to bring back the mangroves - which would benefit locals as well.
Thailand has been hit by one of the worst droughts in decades - with devastating effects on farmers. However, some small organic farms demonstrate that the key to surviving future droughts could be to embrace diversity.
As the world increasingly feels the effects of a climate change, we asked members of the EyeEm photography community to show us what nature looks like to them. Here's a selection of winner, Dagmar Schelske's photos.
Eating lots of meat was key to our ancestors evolving into modern man. But, says author Marta Zaraska, our relationship to meat has gone off the rails. In fact, we need to chew it over.
Peat bogs store twice as much carbon as all forests in the world, making their conservation essential for the fight against climate change. A project in Russia is doing even better: it is rewetting bogs.
Conservationist Jonathan Slaght tells DW about Russia's fascinating Far East, the world's biggest owl and working with logging companies on conservation issues.
High up in the Andes of Peru, a battle is raging between foreign mining businesses eying gold, and indigenous communities who want to protect their clean water and way of life.
Corn and goats are the snacks of choice for spectacled bears. But their eating habits are bringing them into conflict with disgruntled farmers in Peru. Some groups there are trying to smooth over bear-human Relations.
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