From PetaPixel: “National Geographic teamed up with famed actress, director, and humanitarian activist Angelina Jolie in order to raise awareness for bee conservation and a new program to empower women beekeepers around the world. As part of the effort, Jolie was photographed covered in bees.
The photo is designed to be a representation of the balance between humans and the prolific pollinators that are bees. Jolie, who, as Special Envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, has seen firsthand the link between environmental destruction, food insecurity, and human displacement around the world. She has also spent 17 years supporting local communities in Cambodia in their efforts to combat the deforestation and illegal logging that threaten bees, other wildlife, and the ecosystem as a whole, through a foundation named for her eldest son, Maddox.
‘With so much we are worried about around the world and so many people feeling overwhelmed with bad news and the reality of what is collapsing and what is happening, this is one [issue] that we can manage,’ Jolie says. ‘We can certainly all step in and do our part, and we can do much better and anybody can.'”