Creatives & Conservationists for Cool Creatures

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Dr George McGavin joking with a bonobo while filming Monkey Planet for the BBC

Zoologist and TV Presenter Dr George McGavin: In His Own Words

Bio: Dr George McGavin Dr George McGavin FLS FRGS Hon. FSB Hon. FRES studied Zoology at Edinburgh University, followed by a PhD in entomology at Imperial College and the Natural History Museum in London. After 25 years as an academic at Oxford University he became an award-winning television presenter. George is an Honorary Research Associate of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and an Honorary Principal…

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Craig Jones Wildlife Photography. A female orangutan at dawn in Sumatra

The Orangutan with the golden hair: A short story by Setia Budhi @setiabudhi18

He’s a golden haired orangutan, at least that’s what the villagers called him…. He is a male of the species of Pongo pygmaeus. This orangutan appears all the time on the slopes of the Müller Mountains, located 10,000 meters from the Mantikip Dayak village in the lush green heart of Borneo. News spreads rapidly throughout the village of the presence of this magnificent creature with the golden…

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Dayak Indigenous Ethnographer Dr Setia Budhi: In His Own Words

Dayak Indigenous Ethnographer Dr Setia Budhi: In His Own Words

Bio: Dr Setia Budhi Dr Setia Budhi is a senior lecturer in Anthropology and Sociology at Universitas Lambung Mangkurat. He is an indigenous advocate, forest conservationist and a research specialist in Dayak ethnography in South, Central and East Kalimantan. He completed his PhD in 2010 at UKM Malaysia under the supervision of Prof. Awang Hasmadi Awang Moeis and Prof. Aishah Bt Mohamed. He now serves as Head…

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Dr Richard Kimera Ssuna

Wildlife Vet Dr Richard K Ssuna: In His Own Words

Bio: Dr Richard K. Ssuna Dr Richard K. Ssuna has been caring for (wild and domesticated) animals as a Veterinarian for over 20 years. In the past he’s worked for the Uganda Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (USPCA), the Jane Goodall Institute and Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Wildlife Conservation Trust on Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary and the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre. Dr Ssuna also established the Lilongwe…

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Craig Jones Wildlife Photography

Wildlife Photographer Craig Jones: In His Own Words

Bio: Craig Jones One of Britain’s finest wildlife photographers, Craig Jones is also one of the most humble and down-to-earth guys you will ever meet. His photography and stories capture the lives of endangered rainforest animals that we hold so dearly to our hearts: Sumatran orangutans, Sumatran tigers, Sumatran elephants, Siamangs and more. His work has featured in BBC News, BBC Wildlife Magazine and National Geographic magazine.…

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One of the three brothers from Bandhavgarh National Park, India.

Dalida Innes

My name is Dalida Innes, I am from France originally and I live in Sydney, Australia. I love wildlife, landscape, travel photography and everything between. I travel as often as I can and try to make the most of it. Encounters with nature have taken me to incredible places and I have met fantastic people.  I am self-taught with a sincere passion for all things photographic Adventurous spirit with…

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Palm Oil and Pollution by Jo Frederiks

Jo Frederiks

Jo Frederiks is a passionate animal rights advocate, speaking through her art to create awareness and inspire change to a vegan way of life. She is a full-time practising artist, exposing the well-hidden plight of animals we enslave, exploit and needlessly use for food, clothing, entertainment and research. Working in varying mediums, Frederiks favours graphite and oil paint. She has previously studied at The Arts Academy in Brisbane, graduating with Honours.

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Nicole McLaren

Through art you can instill a new feeling in a stranger’s heart I never knew I wanted to be an artist, until art found me First through dance; I performed in over 10 countries worldwide and earned a Guinness World Record in my style of dance called Whirling. I achieved 3,500 turns in 1 hour. Then I became vegan and I felt the urge to create something…

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Chimpanzee Pan troglodytes by Szabolcs Kókay @kokayart

Szabolcs Kókay: Wildlife Artist

Szabolcs Kókay was born in Hungary in 1976, and has been interested in nature, especially birds, since childhood. Although he has been drawing for as long as he can remember, it was only later on in his life, around the age of 20, when these two interests merged. For Szabolcs, watching and sketching nature go hand in hand, so much so that he cannot imagine doing one…

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Orangutan in a broken dead forest by Oscar Frederick Welsh

Oscar Frederick Welsh

An Ontario-based Canadian filmmaker and visual artist, Oscar’s professional background includes over a decade of behind-the-scenes work in lighting and camera on television programs and independent features, in addition to cinematography on a variety of short films, music videos and his own projects. In 2014, he completed a debut feature, the no-budget Legion of Doom. His second feature, Belated Days, premiered on New Year’s Eve of 2020 and was…

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Conservationists In Their Own Words: Cheche Winnie

Winnie Cheche

“I love wildlife and I am ready to do whatever I can to ensure that future generation get to see animals” ~ Winnie Cheche Kenyan conservationist and activist Winnie Cheche believes that humans are the custodians of nature. Hence it is our duty to protect nature not destroy it. Her work in conservation, education and awareness is essential to conserving the native animals and the landscape in…

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What is Creatives & Conservationists for Cool Creatures?

Creatives & Conservationists for Cool Creatures is an online and open-access creative journal featuring the work of creative people, conservationists and researchers from all over the world.

We all work in different sectors and we are all in different stages of our lives and careers, but we are united by our deep worry and concern for endangered species threatened by tropical deforestation for palm oil, soy, meat and more. We are fed up with the greenwashing going on by the industries that supply our food!

The clock is ticking for these species and we plan on helping them using our collective knowledge, creativity, determination and tenacity.

Join us by sharing your work!

“Another world is not only possible, she’s on the way and, on a quiet day, if you listen very carefully you can hear her breathe.

About Me

Hi, I’m Palm Oil Detective’s Editor in Chief. Palm Oil Detectives is partly a consumer website about palm oil in products and partly an online community for writers, artists and musicians to showcase their work and express their love for endangered species. I have a strong voice for creatures great and small threatened by deforestation. With our collective power we can shift the greed of the retail industry and influence big palm oil to stop cutting down forests. Be bold! Be courageous! Join me and stand up for the animals with your art and your supermarket choices!

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