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Sincerly yours

Markus Mauthe

Allein kann ich die Welt nicht retten

Mein Leben für den Schutz unserer Erde oder warum wir jetzt handeln müssen


Der Knesebeck Verlag schreibt über mein neues Buch:


Markus Mauthe gehört zu den besten Naturfotografen Deutschlands. Wenn er unterwegs ist, geht’s ums Ganze.

Sein Arbeitsplatz sind die Lebensräume unserer Erde und sein Einsatz gilt ihrem Erhalt.

In über dreißig Jahren Abenteuer im Dienste der Natur wurde er zum Zeitzeugen globaler Umweltveränderungen, die ein »weiter so« nicht zulassen.

In diesem Buch erzählt Markus Mauthe sehr persönlich von seinen Einblicken und Erfahrungen als Umweltaktivist, davon viele Jahre für die Umweltschutzorganisation Greenpeace.

Er benennt deutlich globale ökologische und gesellschaftliche Probleme und formuliert klare Vorschläge für deren Lösung.

Eine packende Reportage aus dreißig Jahren Umweltschutz, die dazu ermutigt, sich mit ganzer Kraft und viel Herzblut für den Erhalt unserer Lebensgrundlagen ein friedliches Miteinander einzusetzen.

18,00 €

Erscheint am 27.10.2020

13.6 x 21.0 cm, Klappenbroschur,

272 Seiten mit 90 farbigen Abbildungen

ISBN 978-3-95728-453-2



Toleranzaktivist trifft Umweltaktivst.

Zusammen denken der Fotojournalist und Autor Lutz Jäkel und der Fotograf und Autor Markus Mauthe bunt über Gesellschaft, Natur und deren Zukunft.





At the world’s edges – large-scale project starts in autumn 2018

In the past three years, I have been traveling with my camera in various parts of the planet and have taken many photos and brought exciting experiences back home. Indigenous people thereby play a central role. People from four continents, living in such diverse habitats as forests, savannas, ice or water, tell their stories. A film team accompanied me all along. From over 150 hours of footage a cinema film did emerge. Moving pictures also enrich my new live show. The tour through Germany started at the 13. of November in Hamburg together with Greenpeace. In addition, a high-quality premium picture book, published by Knesebeck Verlag, did appears.


Detailed information about the project can be found here:

At the world’s edges

On the edges of the world - in the cinema

They live on the fringes of the world we know, the last indigenous communities - far from civilization, yet affected by their consequences.
Before these last indigenous ways of life have to give way to constant globalization, photographer Markus Mauthe traveled to them - with the aim of making the beauty of their cultures visible to us.
The journey leads from South Sudan and Ethiopia to the sea nomads in Malaysia and the Indians in the Brazilian Mato Grosso, who have begun to defend themselves against the destruction of their habitat.
Markus Mauthe has been celebrating great success for years, not only with his pictures, but also with his travel lectures - more than 250,000 spectators have visited his reports and shows over the last 25 years. Now he has been accompanied for the first time by a film team and granted an insight into his work.
The result is a film with close, unadulterated encounters in bewitchingly beautiful pictures - and an appeal for the preservation of the indigenous worlds of life, which are doomed without our resolute rethinking and acting.
Germany 2018, 90min., Color, 5.1 sound
Produced by FILMTANK
Sponsored by
Film Funding Hamburg Schleswig Holstein, MFG - Film Funding Baden-Württemberg

LOST People on the edges of the world - the new picture book

About my new book, the Knesebeck publishing house writes: "When nature photographer and environmental activist Markus Mauthe is on the road, it's all about the Earth's habitats. For his new project, the exceptional photographer traveled to the most remote areas of the world and visited indigenous tribes whose habitats are threatend through global influences and economic interests. His demanding and impressive photographs express the diversity of cultures and their lifestyles, testimonies of beauty created by eye to eye encounters that give voice to the vulnerable people around the world. "

LOST - People on the edges of the world

320 pages with 260 colored illustrations 50 €, - [D] | 51.80 [A]

ISBN 978-3-95728-138-8

Published: September 20, 2018


Soundtrack from Kai Arend to the new show

For almost thirty years, my friend, musician Kai Arend, has been composing the soundtracks to my live-shows. With great passion, he has created a wonderful kaleidoscope of pieces in the current production "At the edges of the world" where you can embark on an emotional journey around the world. For me, his art has become a soothing companion of my professional career, which is relaxing and stimulating at the same time.

You can listen to, and order these and all music CDs of previous collaborations on his homepage.

Kai Arend Website

Dreamtime in a tropical paradise

Together with my wife Juliana, we have opened a Pousada (guesthouse) on our cocoa farm in the Brazilian state of Bahia.  

The fascinating cultivation of chocolate, tropical rainforest and endless sandy beaches await travellers and friends of nature that come and visit our small paradise.  An exciting program of activities combined with plenty of rest and relaxation will make your days with us memorable.    You’ll reside in our 160-year old mansion whose colonial architecture has been completely preserved. 

You can find out everything you need to know about this exciting opportunity on our homepage:

Fazenda Almada

Safe tropical rainforest with AMAP!

AMAP (Almada Mata Atlantica Project) is our non-profit nature conservation organization. We plant tropical rainforests in the area of the Brazilian cocoa coast, and provide their permanent protection. Help us to help one of the most biodiverse, but also endangered ecosystems on earth. Engaged people from Brazil and Germany are working on this important task with a lot of passion under the banner of AMAP. You can find all information about volunteering for the planting of trees, as well as financial contributions, on our homepage:


We launched the HORIZONTA. These are daily festivals that we organize in Kiel, Lübeck, Hamburg, Kassel & Reutlingen. Once a year, the best speakers will give live lectures of their adventures and show their photos and films on the big screen. Our non-profit association AMAP is the organizer. All profits go directly into the tropical forest projects of AMAP. In addition to its cultural performance, the event series is understood as a communication platform for the exchange and sensitization to environmental and climate protection. With this concept, HORIZONTA fills a previously empty space of such an event concept in Germany.

We look forward to many exciting encounters and lasting experiences.



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“Jäger des Lichts” (Hunters of the Light) The live multimedia show of the eponymous book.

We’re “stronger” together!

These are the absolute highlights of my life as a speaker – the evenings when I’m up on stage as a “hunter of the light” together with my four friends Ingo, David, Bernd and Florian.  Each person – an expert at what he does – together in one show that’s invariably a unique experience for both the visitors and the speakers alike. 

Infos of the Show


Das Projekt hat ein großes Medienecho ausgelöst. 

Dank des Kinofilmes, der Live-Show und des Bildbandes habe ich im Laufe des Herbstes 2018 einen regelrechten Marathon durch TV-Studios und Radiostationen machen dürfen. Ich bin sehr dankbar, daß das Thema allerorts auf offene Ohren stößt. So gut es mir möglich ist, werde ich in den kommenden drei Jahren die Stimmen der Indigenen zu möglichst vielen Menschen tragen. Der Erhalt unserer natürlichen Lebensgrundlagen geht uns Alle an. Nur als große, geeinte Menschenfamilie können wir diese schwierige Aufgabe meistern. Dazu ist es keine schlechte Idee, die Geschichten derer zu erzählen die nicht im täglichen Rampenlicht stehen.