Victoria Gill, BBC journalist and TED speaker, took us through the conservation of the achoque, a type of axolotl or salamander, unique to Lake Patzcuaro, Mexico, in the May monthly meeting.

The lake is clogged with pollution and the achoque is not doing well, however, the Sisters of the Immaculate Health, a local order of nuns, have conserved the amphibian and shared their secrets with local scientists. The scheme is considered one of the best conservation projects in the world.

What lessons can we lobbyists learn from this collaboration between faith and science?

Watch the video (available until 15 June 2020) or listen to the talk and discussion here.

Watch Victoria’s original TED talk, here: