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Izilwane--Voices for Biodiversity
April 7, 2012

I first came on board at Izilwane because of their unique perspective on conservation: instead of focusing JUST on the hard science, they attempt also to examine and evaluate humans' connections to the environment and what makes us want to protect it. They use a fascinating, multi-media platform in order to engage the general public and encourage them to participate in their discussions of conservation and our role in conservation actions. Izilwane is made up of passionate, creative individuals who each bring to the organization their unique perspectives on culture and the natural world, and I'm glad to see their reach growing far and wide! What a great group!

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

Izilwane--Voices for Biodiversity
March 11, 2011

This small, brand-new online magazine approaches conservation from a completely different standpoint: rather than focusing on the science, per say (though there is plenty of it!), the writers focus on the human experience with conservation and the natural world. Instead of talking about the science of trees, they look at why human beings love trees and the culture surrounding hiking, picnics, climbing trees and other outdoor activities. Instead of talking about how the wolves fit into a great ecosystem, they talk about the cultural connections people have with wolves and the role wolves can play in the culture of tourism. It's a brilliant and new way to look at the roles we, as humans, play in conservation.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

We get emails from people saying things like "I never thought if it that way before" and "What a unique points of view! Makes more sense than a lot of points of view..." Each person that reads Izilwane's work and begins to see themselves and conservation in a new way, especially those who may have been skeptical before, makes a huge impact.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

have more writers from different backgrounds. I understand that as an organization completely run by volunteers, sometimes it is difficult to find reliable writers from a variety of backgrounds. It would be good to see a few more scientific or analytical pieces, as well.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I run the newsletter and edit articles.