My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Mangrove Action Project, Seattle, WA, USA
Mangrove Action Project works tirelessly to preserve imperative mangrove wetland forests and support the sustainable livelihoods of traditional coastal residents. They're consistently working with local villages as well as local, national, and international nonprofits, nongovernmental, and relavant governmental organizations. The connections made with fisherfolk and their families, University students, and nonprofit members were educational and enlightening in the intricacies of managing this precious resource. The Thailand office welcomed me as family and were prepared to answer any and all questions about mangrove science and Asia-specific management issues. Their impact in Thailand is vast and their commitment impressive. With globally dispersed offices, MAP's overall commitment to betterment of the life of coastal people and the preservation of mangroves and the diversity of life that they support is unparalelled.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Sustainable education and the positive effects on the quality of life and the livelihoods in coastal villages. Improvements in the regulations in the shrimp farming industry.
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Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)
Improved my grant research/writing skills, expanded my knowledge of the diversity of mangrove species and resident animal species, gained cultural sensitivities.
How did this volunteer experience make you feel?
More flexible in my views of conservation, as there are always so many factors to consider, particularly in the area of economically challenged households relying on natural resources. Although this makes the task of finding solutions more difficult, I was still left feeling hopeful, with the knowledge of people such as employees of MAP and community members such as those whom I met. Openminded, determined, and hopeful.