Mareike Schadach

photography & storytelling

 

for our wildlife and nature
for conservation
for making a change

Welcome!

My name is Mareike.

I’m a photographer and storyteller specializing in wildlife, landscape and conservation topics. I’m based in Berlin, Germany.

I want to give nature and wildlife a voice with my pictures and let them speak to you.

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Orca Whale (orca orcinus)

Protect what you love: Southern Resident Orcas of the Salish Sea

Southern Resident Orcas are one of three orca ecotypes found in the Salish Sea. Unlike the so-called Transient and Offshore Orcas, they feed primarily on Chinook Salmon. But salmon stocks have declined dramatically in recent decades. Since 2005, Southern Resident Orcas have been considered endangered.

Blue Peacock on Peacock Island in Berlin

The blue Beauties on Peacock Island, Berlin

Around 30 free-ranging Blue Peacocks live on Peacock Island in Berlin. They are descendants of the peacocks that King Frederick William II brought to the island in 1795. Those peacocks formed the basis for a menagerie on the island. More than 800 exotic animals once lived on the little island in lake Wannsee. Later, in the year 1842, most of them were handed over in to the newly founded Berlin Zoo.

Great Bustards in Havelländisches Luch in Germany - Großtrappen in Deutschland

Great Bustards – Bird Protection in the “Havelländisches Luch”

In 1996, the Great Bustard was in Germany on the verge of extinction. Only 57 individuals were left. Through a breeding program, habitat conservation and predator management, the population grew again to over 300 animals. Today, many birdwatchers come to the Havelländisches Luch to observe the courtship of the Great Bustards. A nature experience that would no longer be possible without the commitment of the conservationists.

Northern White Rhinos Ol Pejeta - Nördliches Breitmaulnashorn (Ceratotherium simum cottoni)

The last two Northern White Rhinos

The Northern White Rhino is on the verge of extinction. There are only two living animals left – two females. They live closely guarded in Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya. The international BioRescue consortium is trying to make the impossible possible with frozen sperm, advanced assisted reproductive technologies, and stem cell-associated techniques.

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