Talking about nature has frequently become talking about extinction, decline and loss. But it does not have to be. The “Lost and Found” project works to bring to life the inspirational stories of those that never stopped believing and whose passion led them to rewrite the history of the species they so deeply cared about.
Our goal is to use the universal language of storytelling to showcase in narrative and visual format the most formidable rediscoveries of both vertebrates and invertebrates animals as well as plants from five continents. All content will be freely accessible online and available in five languages English, Spanish, French, Chinese and Portuguese.
Diogo Veríssimo is a conservation scientist with a passion for great stories and happy endings. His work has taken him beyond his native Portugal to Latin America, South Asia and West Africa where he has applied his knowledge of marketing and conservation to help tackle challenges such as human-wildlife coexistence, wildlife trade or natural resource management.
To know more about Diogo’s work visit www.diogoverissimo.com
Laure Cugnière is a French native with a multi-cultural and interdisciplinary profile, having worked in conservation in Peru, the UK and USA, in areas as diverse as project coordination, communication, education and volunteer management. Laure started her career in Communication and Marketing but made a change to nature conservation after working in the Peruvian Amazon for two years as a volunteer manager. She now works for the Society for Conservation Biology as Conference Coordinator organizing large international conferences worldwide for anyone concerned with the science and practice of conserving biological diversity.