Rhino Poaching Crisis
I have been dreaming about coming to @careforwild for a really long time. CFW is on a mission to save rhinos from extinction and I was extremely proud and beyond excited to join them and @conservationace team for a month. I was volunteering, assisting with daily cleaning, feeding, and doing maintenance as well as documenting everything that happens here to raise awareness on rhino crisis and tell a wider audience about the amazing work that those organizations are doing here.
I always knew about the problem with illegal poaching and hunting but didn't really know much about the rhino crisis until I visited a game reserve in Cape Town in 2018. Just a day before my arrival poachers killed one of the rhinos. The incident was really fresh, so everyone was talking about it. Knowing that rhino herself, our guide was very emotional when talking about rhino numbers going down and why.
This is when I decided that I want to join @conservationace to learn more, help and raise awareness about it on my socials.
@careforwild pays incredible attention to education here: documentaries, participation in discussions, listening to presentations, learning shocking information that gives you goosebumps. So my role here was to present that information to people and make them learn and act.
NAM Mushroom Farm - Turning Coffee Waste into Mushrooms into Profit
Did you have coffee today? If the answer is yes, that means it was one of 2 billion cups of coffee that are consumed across the globe daily. Coffee waste makes up six million tonnes of waste per year! Most of the coffee places around the world have no opportunity to dispose coffee correctly. Coffee gets thrown away with the regular trash and ends up in the landfill where together with the rest of the trash it will emit methane - a harmful gas that contributes to climate change. However, in Lisbon, Portugal the founder of "NAM Mushrooms" Natan found not just a solution to this problem, he found a way to turn coffee waste into mushrooms and profit. In just one year, they managed to save 20 tonnes (or 1 million cups) of coffee waste going into the landfill. They recycle coffee waste from around the city of Lisbon, grow and sell mushrooms to people and restaurants, they educate people on circularity and spread mushroom love.
This circular business idea has proved to be very successful, profitable and received huge support from locals, government and brands.
Check out NAM Mushroom on Instagram!
Total Content Created:
2 documentary-style videos
23 high-quality brand photos
6 total social media postings
20,000 people reached
Watch our NEW YouTube video below to see this project in action!