Let the Games begin!

Final designThe Olympic Games have arrived, and the world is ready to watch some of the best athletes on the planet show what they are capable of. The 2013 and 2014 Liber Ero Fellows will honour the Games by sharing daily stories about conservation biology, inspired by the achievements and challenges of the Olympics.

Olympic athletes succeed because of their talent, passion and dedication, and their years of training. Athletes also depend on teams of specialists, who provide the tools and encouragement the athletes need to overcome challenges and reach their goals. And of course, there is always an element of luck involved. Despite the competitive nature of the Olympic Games, the competitions rest on strong international collaborations and mutual support. Success in conservation biology requires the same ingredients: training, passion, teams of informed, dedicated and collaborative individuals, and an element of luck.

Join us for the next two weeks to meet some plant and animal species with Olympic-level abilities, and to learn how hard work, science and strong collaborations can achieve big results in conservation!

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