Sharing the Flame
The conservation community is strong but small. Folks like us dedicated to protecting and restoring wild places and creatures are diverse and creative, but we are not yet diverse, creative, or numerous enough to prevail against the forces – to which we contribute, with our consumption habits – that continue to exploit and degrade natural habitats.
Our tribe must become a much bigger part of humanity if we are to end the extinction and climate crises.
We must inspire new generations of land and wildlife savers, as well as simply make average people more concerned about wildlife and habitat. We need to find communication tools (including audio media, which we’ve not used enough) and styles that appeal to broader cross-sections of the voting and consuming publics. Here we invite articles from mainstream, tributary, and side-channel perspectives on how to reach and engage more caring people in serving the wild world. – editors, spring 2018