For many people, conservation is something you read about in magazines or newspapers. The poaching of elephants for their ivory, the plight of the snow leopard in the high Himalaya, campaigns to stop international whaling; these often heart wrenching stories seem so remote to so many of us.
We at The Nature Nexus believe that conservation is about much more than the headline grabbers. Whether it walks or flies, swims or slithers, crawls or even photosynthesises, if there’s a story to be told about its conservation, we want to help you tell it.
The whole world over, individuals and organisations have their stories to tell about their own interests and projects that are often out of the media spotlight. The Nature Nexus exists to get your story out into the world and to bring attention to both the multitude of species that need our help and to the stories of conservation that deserve to be heard and shared.
Who we are:
Both founders of The Nature Nexus are writers, scientists and prize winning photographers in their own right, who are often to be found charging around whatever mountains they happen to be living nearest to!
Anthine Moen is a Norwegian female with a BSc in Zoology from the University of Stirling. A good fit due to her love of animals and the outdoors. Her main passions in life are animals (especially big cats, she’s a cheetah fanatic) and photography. After getting her first DSLR camera at the age of 16 and after volunteering in Namibia for three months in 2012 she got hooked on wildlife photography as well. She dreams of being able to live on telling conservation stories through scientific research and photography.
For Charles Sawyer, conservation comes in many forms. An environmentalist who cares deeply about the bigger picture of global climatic change, he has worked with the chronically understudied Atlantic hazel woods of Scotland’s West coast and contributes to Wild Mull, a database of the environment of the Isle of Mull in the Hebrides. Charles has a BSc in Environmental Science from the University of Stirling and intends to put it to good use through the Nexus. Charles has always loved exploring and the outdoors so if anyone has any suggestions for an adventurous trip for him, we’d love to hear it!
If you have a conservation story to tell, we’d love to hear from you! Head over to My Story and let the rest of the Nexus hear about it. If you want to let us know what you think about the project or have any suggestions, let us know via our contact page.