The dawn of the twenty-first century was marked by a series of global crises: ecological, climatic, financial, and virological. The book posits that without a shift towards systemic change, the future will be defined more by our inactions than our actions. It advocates for a transition from short-term investments to long-term, sustainable investments in nature as a pathway to change.
Ignace Schops, a renowned nature conservationist and an authority on sustainable and economically viable nature management, is at the forefront of this movement. He has been an active member of Al Gore’s Climate Leadership Corps and the EU Chapter of the Club of Rome. His leadership roles include serving as the President of the EUROPARC Federation from 2014 to 2021 and directing the internationally recognized Hoge Kempen National Park. Schops, an honorary doctor at Hasselt University and an Ashoka Fellow, was awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize in 2008, often referred to as the ‘Green Nobel Prize.’
“Saved by the Tree Frog” provides a compelling narrative on how humanity can reverse its current trajectory. The book presents innovative insights into our intrinsic reliance on nature and charts a course towards a sustainable future, urging readers to embrace the necessary courage to make significant changes.