Voices for Biodiversity

Accolades

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 Voices for Biodiversity for “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

- Apr 19, 2018

Voices for Biodiversity has won first prize for “Best Website Edited or Managed by Entrant - Nonprofit, Government or Educational” in the 2018 New Mexico Press Women Communications Contest. The award was received in the web and social media category.


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.”


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

- Jul 06, 2016

The National Federation of Press Women awards an honorable mention to Tara Waters Lumpkin 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.


Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere (MAHB)

- May 06, 2016

The Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere (MAHB) featured Voices for Biodiversity in its April 2016 newsletter. Based at Stanford University, MAHB connects activists, scientists, humanists and civil society to foster global change. The organization’s goal is to address that humanity has seriously reduced the ability of the planet to support civilization indefinitely. MAHB, thus, focuses on: (1) the need for a fundamental shift in how people perceive and use ecological capital and services, (2) the likelihood that current societies will not continue to exist indefinitely into the future around the globe, and (3) challenging erroneous assumptions of past thinking.  V4B is proud to have been chosen as a featured member of this collaborative group.


New Mexico Press Women awards first prize in communication to Voices for Biodiversity

- Apr 05, 2016

The New Mexico Press Women Communications awards first prize to Tara Waters Lumpkin 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.


Jan Hartke of Earth Council Alliance and the Clinton Global Initiative

- Nov 08, 2015

Jan Hartke of Earth Council Alliance and the Clinton Global Initiative says about Voices for Biodiversity: “Voices for Biodiversity is so important that if you had not invented it, somebody else would have had to . . . . Again, the life of the planet needs you.”