Voices for Biodiversity

About Voices for Biodiversity

Traditional healer and midwife Virginia Rathele and Voices for Biodiversity founder Tara Waters Lumpkin share stories

Traditional healer and midwife Virginia Rathele and Voices for Biodiversity founder Tara Waters Lumpkin share stories

OUR MISSION
Our mission is to enhance conservation efforts
by diversifying the biodiversity storytelling community

OUR VISION
Our vision is a world where
humanity and nature coexist in healthy ecological balance

WHAT WE DO
Voices for Biodiversity is a boutique, nonprofit, media platform that publishes stories about people and nature. We provide a publication outlet for people from around the globe whose voices otherwise might not be heard — women, indigenous and local peoples, students, non-experts and more. We also welcome more seasoned published storytellers to our platform.

Our goal is to diversify and expand the publication of voices who are passionate about preserving biodiversity.

We do this by assisting our storytellers in finding their individual voices, and then helping them to craft and edit their stories. Subsequent publication on our platform amplifies those voices to our readers, highlighting the impact they can have. We also provide our storytellers with the opportunity to connect with each other and with our readers through our Facebook page and Facebook group.

We have published emerging voices from Manhattan to Maasai Mara. Do you have a story to share about a human relationship with nature and other species? Join the Voices for Biodiversity story-sharing community and be heard. Or join our community by becoming a reader. Want to help an emerging storyteller? Volunteer as a local editor or discover other ways you can assist our team in our goal to diversify and expand the voices of today’s emerging conservation storytellers.