How you can help
Conducting research and unraveling the mysteries of nature, is important
to the survival of the natural world but in recent years it has become
apparent that the challenge of the future is to learn how to affect
public attitudes and. make people care. Even though we've learned much
about- the habits and movements of animals, we have failed to form a
strong connection between the existence of the natural world and the
needs of humans so that our relationship with nature becomes important
to our lives.
Political agendas seldom include, a discussion of the biological laws
of nature and their relationship to hum-an destiny. The average person,
it is sad to say is probably unaware of the role that open space and
wilderness, wildlife and wetlands play in al. preserving our quality
of life, and some say, our very survival. We are rapidly losing biological
diversity, wildlife and its habitat. The extinction of species is knocking
at our door. Now, it is time to learn how to communicate in this age
of communication, to reach people, to people that care, not just about
the facts of animals and their needs, but why their existence is important
to us. If we are going to affect change in governmental policy, it often
seems that voter pressure and media attention axe necessary.
There is a desperate need for well-trained spokespeople for the natural
world who know how to speak with conviction to audiences in person or
on television to carry a strong message to people throughout our nation.
Ambassadors for Wildlife through Education, "AWE", is an organization
for professionals who speak- to the public or present lecture demonstrations
with the help of slides, film or safe, handle-able animals while using
the latest educational techniques to create a deep and lasting effect
on the attitudes of people.
There is probably nothing more important today than the need to form
and maintain real connections with animals and nature.
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