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Accolades

Director of the International Institute of Tourism Studies promotes Voices for Biodiversity

- Apr 13, 2011

Kristin M. Lamoureux, Ph.D., Director of the International Institute of Tourism Studies (IITS) and Visiting Assistant Professor of Tourism & Hospitality Management at the School of Business at George Washington University recently promoted Voices for Biodiversity author Kathryn Pardo's article "Tourism Traps and Security Situations." Lamoureux plans on sharing this article through Twitter and the news section on the IITS website.


Ecotourism Society promotes Voices for Biodiversity and praises journalist Kathryn Pardo

- Apr 13, 2011

Dr. Megan Epler-Wood of the Ecotourism Society and Director of the Planeterra Foundation promoted Voices for Biodiversity's journalist Kathryn Pardo and her "wonderful" article "Tourism Traps and Security Situations" on her Twitter feed. Dr. Epler-Wood also supports Voices for Biodiversity's mission and plans on cooperating with Voices for Biodiversity's work in the future.


Dr. Jeremy Sabloff impressed by Voices for Biodiversity's unique perspective and approach

- Apr 11, 2011

In a letter to Voices for Biodiversity, Dr Jeremy Sabloff, president of the Santa Fe Institute wrote, "Thank you for introducing me to Voices for Biodiversity. I explored the organization's website and am impressed by its unique perspective and approach. Preserving biodiversity while affirming the relationships between humans and other species and ecosystems are important goals, given the current biodiversity crisis on our planet. I am intrigued by your exploration of how human perception affects the natural world. Although not frequently explored, perceptions dictate many human actions and certainly must be considered in any quest to modify behavior.

As far as I know, Voices for Biodiversity is one of the few organizations taking a perceptual approach to biodiversity loss. Blending anthropology and biology through a user-friendly and interactive website allows for the transfer of transdisciplinary knowledge to the general public, which can educate and increase awareness around the global biodiversity crisis. Voices for Biodiversity's use of citizen environmental journalists is also distinctive. Rarely do publications showcase articles written by "everyday conservationists." The use of editors to help "citizen journalists" share their stories from around the world is novel and will undoubtedly result in interesting articles with fresh angles, as well as create a cadre of caring environmentalists focusing on the biodiversity crisis. I wish your organization success."


William Stolzenburg recommends Voices for Biodiversity

- Mar 31, 2011

William Stolzenburg, author of Where the Wild Things Were and former writer for Science News, Conservation, and Nature Conservancy magazine commends Voices for Biodiversity's "great ideas" and recommends Voices for Biodiversity to his readers.


Dr. Carol Cassell acknowledges Voices for Biodiversity's innovative vision

- Mar 24, 2011

Carol Cassell PhD is a health scientist specializing in reproductive and sexual health education. She directed nationwide innovative teen and unintended pregnancy initiatives with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Planned Parenthood. Dr. Cassell is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Public Service Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) and an Outstanding National Prevention Researcher Award from Healthy Teen NetworkShe is a past president of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Councilors, and Therapists. She now directs Critical Pathways, a private consulting practice.

She writes: "Without hesitation, I support Voices for Biodiversity’s unique and innovative mission to help us better understand that we humans are only one of many species and not separate from local and global ecosystem. I am a regular visitor to Voices for Biodivrsity's website as it offers exceptionally well-written articles and beautiful, awe inspiring photo and videos. I believe that one of its most important contributions is the forum they provide for people — laypersons to professionals from a diversity of backgrounds — to freely exchange ideas. Hopefully, this inclusive kind of forum will pave the way for new leaders to carry on Voices for Biodiversity's efforts to enhance our relationships to other species and nature."


Voices for Biodiversity showcased in the Taos News

- Mar 24, 2011

The Taos News column NATURE ONLINE printed: "Voices for Biodiversity, a nonprofit online magazine, was launched in October toeducate people about their connection to the natural world through articles, interviews, photos, videos and other multimedia. Among the topics explored so far are the introduction of wolves in Idaho, the return of the Aplomado falcon to New Mexico, andhow conservation programs inspire young people to care about nature. Photo galleries include one on the Galapagos Islands.Tara Waters Lumpkin, an environmental and medical anthropologist, founded Izilwane in 2009. The nonprofit continues to operate entirely through volunteers and generous benefactors."


Voices for Biodiversity praised by Assistant Director of the Discovery Center at Miami University

- Mar 22, 2011

James Byerly Ed., Assistant Director for iDiscovery curriculum at the Discovery Center at Miami University, recently emailed Voices for Biodiversity saying we have a very interesting and unique perspective. He also praised Voices for Biodiversity's great collection of articles. He particularly loved Studying Visitors at the Gorilla Exhibit at Woodland Park Zoo.  James Byerly runs the online science/math teacher PD program at iDiscovery with the University of Miami and has recommended Voices for Biodiversity to teachers as a source of seminar prompts.


The International Primatological Society praises Voices for Biodiversity

- Feb 26, 2011

The International Primatological Society praises Voices of Biodiversity as an innovative magazine taking an anthropological approach to biodiversity loss. 


Biodiversity art project SEED Taos amazed by Voices for Biodiversity

- Feb 18, 2011

Mandy Stapleford from SEED recently praised Voices for Biodiversity in an email stating, "your project looks amazing. Your philosophy of us all being part of the planet and not separate... is a personal passionate belief of my own." Ms. Stapleford is sharing Voices for Biodiversity with her cohorts and looks forward to following Voices for Biodiversity's progress.


Voices for Biodiversity showcased in Off the Radar

- Feb 18, 2011

Voices for Biodiversity is to alter perceptions and break down the walls we have created between humans, the environment and the species it contains. This ezine wants us to recognize that we are all part of an intricate web of life.


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Voices for Biodiversity makes headlines with the American Anthropological Association

- Feb 09, 2011

Voices for Biodiversity promotes biodiversity conservation through shared knowledge and experience. The non-profit online magazine takes an anthropological approach to biodiversity loss, exploring the place of humans in the global ecosystem. The goal of the writers and editors of Voices for Biodiversity is to educate the public about the need to slow the global rate of biodiversity loss by enhancing public awareness of and connection to the natural environment through articles, interviews, photo galleries, video galleries and other multimedia.

Voices for Biodiversity operates at the cutting edge of conservation understanding that before individuals will change their actions, they must first change their perceptions. As an educational online ezine, Voices for Biodiversity is a catalyst that inspires this change.

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