we’re current conservation

We are a not-for-profit quarterly print and online magazine that works with scientists, science writers, and artists across the world to tell stories from the field of conservation in a manner that engages both scientific and non-scientific audiences.

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A distinguishing factor of CC’s work is our visual design. All CC articles go through a detailed art editing process to create rich, perceptive illustrations that amplify the stories that our writers tell and deepen the reader’s engagement with the content.

We also publish an annual supplement titled ‘Current Conservation Kids’ (CC Kids) that brings stories from conservation written specifically for children and young adults.

Our magazine survives on donations and the goodwill of organisations committed to or interested in environmental sensitivity and human-nature relationships. A donation of any amount will help us pay our associate staff and freelancers, while helping us source the best stories to tell in conservation.

History of Current Conservation

Current Conservation was started in 2007 by Kartik Shanker, Meera Anna and Ankila Hiremath, with a small grant from the Duleep Mathai Nature Conservation Trust. The scope of the magazine grew quickly from readable research summaries (now RiTs) to features, perspectives, opinions, book reviews, etc. SU Saravanakumar designed the issues for the first few years. Early special issues included critiques of BINGOS and conservation, a tribute to field assistants in ecology and human-wildlife conflict.

From 2010 to 2012, Nandini Rajamani served as Editor and introduced art to the magazine working with illustrators such as Kalyani Ganapathy, Smitha Shivaswamy and Megha Vishwanath. Over the next few years, Managing Editors Suneha Mohanty and Manini Bansal helped establish art and design as a signature look for the magazine. Since then, there has been no looking back and CC has become a pioneer in bridging art and science and producing nature and conservation illustrations.

advisory board

C. Josh Donlan Director, Advanced Conservation Strategies
Brenden Godley Professor, University of Exeter
Eben Goodale Professor, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Ferenc Jordan Scientific Advisor, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Kalyan Varma Freelance wildlife photographer and filmmaker
Ananda Banerjee Journalist, www.anandabanerjee.in
Bram Büscher Professor and Chair, Sociology of Development and Change, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Simon Pooley Lambert Lecturer in Environment (Applied Herpetology), Birkbeck University of London
Annu Jalais Asst. Professor, National University of Singapore
Chris Sandbrook Senior Lecturer in Geography, University of Cambridge
Fred Nelson CEO, Maliasili
Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka CEO, Conservation Through Public Health


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