Why write fiction to save our planet?
Human survival is dependent on the balance of our natural world but mankind as a species has become too dominant. We are witnessing mass plant and animal extinctions at a rate never seen before. What we do to our planet, we do to ourselves. We have to restore a just balance.
Restoring a’ just’ balance for life on our planet is a big challenge and one that is potentially overwhelming. But there is a difference we as individuals can make to our world for the better and there are ways to remain positive and energised by working together.
As a starting point in our own journey to make a difference, Voices for Nature writes bespoke literary eco-fiction to inspire others to care for and protect our planet. The royalties from our books fund conservation.
The plots in our fiction are fast-paced thrillers which grip the reader and beg the question ‘what next?’ Our books stimulate learning, are positive and redemptive to inspire action to protect our planet but also firmly grounded in science and fact.
The eco-thriller novel Jabujicaba was first published in 2014. It has since been translated into Brazilian Portuguese. The setting is an apocalyptic Brazil in the not too distant future. The country is bankrupt and the Amazon rainforest is up for auction…
Through the novel’s sequel, Caretta Caretta, set in Brazil’s recently discovered Amazon Reef, we have been able to examine the challenges facing our planet’s coral reefs in the Jabuji Debates.
Why write about Brazil?
Brazil is the country which ranks first in the world for the richness of bio-diversity. It is home to a large part of the Amazon rainforest and the Atlantic Rainforest. The recently discovered Amazon Reef has added to Brazil’s significance as a biodiversity hotspot.
Brazil has an equally vibrant and diverse culture, with its deep African roots, indigenous people and some of the world’s last remaining uncontacted tribes. Its iconic cities also capture the imagination of readers.
The royalties from Jabujicaba and Caretta Caretta help fund rainforest conservation projects in Brazil, through the World Land Trust. In the UK, the royalties from hardback sales have also supported the Isle of Wight Zoo and Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and funded film and other creative projects which focus on conservation in the Amazon rainforest.
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