RAVE-Expeditions

The Projetcs

The International League of Conservation Photographers is a U.S. based non-profit organization whose mission is to further environmental and cultural conservation through photography.

iLCP is best known for its Conservation Photography Expeditions that connect local, national or international organizations. The objective of these intensive documentary efforts is to produce a body of images that fully captures the threats and opportunities faced by communities whose physical environments, fauna, flora, and/or cultural traditions are in peril from human activity.

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Nature

i think, is for all of us to develop a genuine sense of universal responsibility, not only toward s this beautiful blue planet that is our home, but also towards the innumerable sentient beings with’ whom we share it.

— Dalai Lama

Any foolish boy can stamp on a beetle, but all the professors in the world cannot make a beetle.

— Arthur Schopenhauer
Philosoph, 1788 – 1860
Press

Publications about the project

Zeit Wissen Magazine | Print | DE

Article: Leben im Nebel – Life in the clouds

Issue: April 2010

International Journal of Wilderness Magazine | Print | USA

Article: The El Triunfo RAVE

Issue: April 2008

Magical cloud forest in the mountains of Chiapas

El Triunfo

The “El Triunfo” biosphere reserve in the southeast of Mexico is characterized by one of the last large cloud forests of the Northern Hemisphere. It is home to rare birds such as the Quetzal and horned guan. Florian Schulz and four of his colleagues with international reputation – Thomas Mangelsen, Jack Dykinga, Patricio Robles Gil and Jaime Rojo, were sent by the iLCP (International League of Conservation Photographers) to the first Rapid Assessment Visual Expedition (RAVE) expedition. Their mission: to make images of this unique habitat and the animals that call it home to help with its protection.

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Photographer travel with overweight
Florian is testing the remote camera
resulting image
Dreamteam
Exploring the land of the Maya

Mexico

His second iLCP RAVE led Florian and his partner Emil to the Yucatan Peninsula. Here you can still find the largest connected areas of tropical rainforest in Central America. Right next ancient Mayan ruins, deep in the jungle, are endangered species such as the Jaguar. Like most of the rainforests on our planet, the home of the Jaguars on the Yucatan Peninsula is also endangered by intensive deforestation. During this expedition, they focused their photographic work on the so called R2R - Rainforest to Reef corridor between Calakmul and Chinchorro reef. They were able to capture fantastic shots of a jaguar in its natural habitat as well as impressive aerials of the Chinchorro reef.

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Florian in a hide up in the treetops.
Emil is testing the remote camera
One of North America’s last ancient forest

Great Bear Rainforest

Together with seven of his colleagues – Thomas Peshak, Joe Riis, Paul Nicklen, Cristina Mittermeier, Jack Dykinga, Ian McAllister and Daniel Beltra, Florian set out on a 14 day RAVE expedition to the Great Bear Rainforest. The mission to take pictures of the unique landscape, animal world and culture of this region to fight for its protection.

The Great Bear Rainforest is one of the last coastal rainforests in North America. Located in the Canadian province of British Columbia, it runs up to Alaska on the west coast of Canada and is thus one of the largest temperate coastal rainforests on the planet. With enchanted fjords, more than 1000 year old trees that are among the largest in the world and a variety of animal species, including grizzly bears, wolves, bald eagles and humpback whales, it is one of the last retreats of a magnificent spectrum of wildlife in North America.

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It´s raining in the rainforest
Florian is testing the remote camera
Florian is testing the remote camera - part2

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