Voices for Biodiversity

Accolades

Voices for Biodiversity Program Manager Kira Johnson (Sadler), nominated for Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award

- Sep 11, 2019

Voices for Biodiversity’s Program Manager, Kira Johnson (Sadler) was nominated for the Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award in the fall of 2019. She was nominated for her work “elevating diverse voices in conservation” with Voices for Biodiversity. The award is given annually to a scientist, entrepreneur, engineer, activist or artist—under the age of 40—who stands poised to make a game-changing difference.


Taos Environmental Film Festival Presents Voices for Biodiversity with the Environmental Activism in Film Award

- Apr 25, 2019

Voices for Biodiversity has been awarded the Environmental Activism in Film award at the Taos Environmental Film Festival (TEFF). Voices for Biodiversity Program Manager and Managing Editor, Kira Johnson (Sadler) was present to accept the award.


New Mexico Press Women Awards First Prize for Best Website to Voices for Biodiversity

- Mar 07, 2019

The New Mexico Press Women have awarded first prize to Kira Johnson (Sadler) for the website Voices for Biodiversity being the “best website edited or managed by a nonprofit, government agency or educational organization” in its annual communications contest.


V4B Program Director Featured in the Society of Women Geographers

- Dec 18, 2018

Voices for Biodiversity and V4B Program Director Featured in the Society of Women Geographers’ “My Work, My World”

Voices for Biodiversity and our Program Director Kira Sadler are being showcased in the winter newsletter of the Society of Women Geographers (SWG). The article, part of the “My Work, My World” section of the newsletter, spreads over two full pages and includes photographs from Voices for Biodiversity publications. It features information about Sadler’s background, and explores Voices for Biodiversity’s work and why it is so important. The piece closes with an invitation to all SWG members to publish with us and be Voices for Biodiversity.


Green Fire Times Publishes Article about Voices for Biodiversity

- Sep 29, 2018

The Green Fire Times, a publication dedicated to sustainability in the southwest, published an article by Voices for Biodiversity’s director Kira Sadler. The article discusses biodiversity conservation in New Mexico and the surrounding area, showcases Voices for Biodiversity’s New Mexican contributors and puts out a call to the Green Fire Time’s readers to contribute their stories. The article shares, “The Voices for Biodiversity team helps those who do not have the writing, photography, video skills or tools needed to share their stories by providing support to structure, edit, transcribe and translate their stories. Through publication, we are raising awareness about biodiversity loss, including diverse voices in conversations about conservation and leveraging individuals into greater opportunities to work on environmental issues, particularly in their local communities.”


National Federation of Press Women awards honorable mention in communication to Voices for Biodiversity

- May 20, 2018

The National Federation of Press Women awards an honorable mention to Kira Johnson (Sadler) for the website Voices for Biodiversity being the “best website edited or managed by a nonprofit, government agency or educational organization” in its annual national communications contest. In 2015 Voices for Biodiversity won first prize for this award as well. The NFPW is a nationwide organization of women and men pursuing careers across the communications spectrum, including print and electronic journalism, freelancing, new media, books, public relations, marketing, graphic design, photography, advertising, radio and television.


New Mexico Press Women Awards First Prize for Best Website to Voices for Biodiversity

- Mar 07, 2018

The New Mexico Press Women have awarded first prize to Kira Johnson (Sadler) for the website Voices for Biodiversity being the “best website edited or managed by a nonprofit, government agency or educational organization” in its annual communications contest.


Niyonkuru (Chris) Benjamin

- Feb 14, 2018

Niyonkuru (Chris) Benjamin is a 24-year-old from Rwanda who grew up in the Imbabazi orphanage after his parents passed away. He is a gemstone craftsman, painter and self-taught photographer. Chris is dedicated to sharing information about biodiversity and conservation with his community, and sharing biodiversity perspectives from Rwanda with the world.

“After getting a chance to work with Voices for Biodiversity I was interested in everything around me, and deeply thankful for the possibility of knowing more about conservation. I want to take care of nature within my country and share this information with my people. This opportunity has given me the possibility to ask questions about biodiversity and to ask myself these questions, and it has allowed me to know more about what is happening in my country and what is happening internationally. I am deeply happy and very appreciative to be part of this.”


National Federation of Press Women awards 2nd place in At-Large Professional Communications Contest for Voices for Biodiversity story

- Apr 03, 2017

The National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) awards 2nd place in the online feature story category to Erika Zambello for a Voices for Biodiversity piece entitled “Banding Florida’s Snowy Plovers.”  The judge writes: “The descriptions were engaging, mixing a love of nature and the ethereal quality of humanity with the concreteness of scientific study and exploration." The NFPW is a nationwide organization of women and men pursuing careers across the communications spectrum, including print and electronic journalism, freelancing, new media, books, public relations, marketing, graphic design, photography, advertising, radio and television.


Heaven’s Falling, Voices for Biodiversity’s signature video, was screened at the 2016 Taos Environmental Film Festival in Taos, NM

- Oct 01, 2016

Kimberley Rose William’s film Heaven’s Falling was screened at the September 2016 Taos Environmental Film Festival held in Taos, New Mexico. The Voices for Biodiversity team congratulates Kimberley for having her Voices for Biodiversity signature film selected for yet another film festival.


Heaven’s Falling, Voices for Biodiversity’s signature video, wins Best Music Video award at 2016 Moondance Film Festival in Boulder, CO

- Sep 21, 2016

Kimberley Rose William’s film Heaven’s Falling was chosen as Best Music Video and Audience Favorite at the 2016 Moondance Film Festival held in Boulder, Colorado. Kimberley made this short film for Voices for Biodiversity to use as Voices for Biodiversity’s signature film for the purpose of raising awareness about the causes and adverse effects of biodiversity loss. The film also outlines what we as human beings can do to re-connect with nature in order to arrest this loss. The Voices for Biodiversity team congratulates Kimberley on her award and thanks her for making this video.


The Taos News Interviews Tara Lumpkin, President of Voices for Biodiversity

- Aug 19, 2016

Te Dovalpage of The Taos News interviews Tara Waters Lumpkin in her report on how Voices for Biodiversity (V4B) is using storytelling to empower and connect people with other species and nature. In this interview Dr. Lumpkin describes V4B as “local, but globally so.”