Voices for Nature
Human survival is dependent on the natural world but mankind as a species has become too dominant. Our ecosystems are out of balance and we are witnessing mass species extinctions at a rate never seen before. How to recalibrate life on our planet? What difference can we as individuals make, when the news feels so overwhelmingly bad?
Voices for Nature Ltd is a not-for-profit green arts organisation. We use literature, theatre, film and debate to explore our individual and collective roles in saving our planet. Stories can be powerful tools for learning and act as catalysts for change. They can be help people imagine a better world, inspire through new role-models and empower our action.
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Our creative projects
Voices for Nature’s projects are based on our eco-thriller Jabujicaba. The novel is set in an apocalyptic Brazil. The country is bankrupt and the Amazon rainforest is up for auction. Using this story as a springboard, we explore a range of environmental and geo-political issues with young people through forum theatre and debate, including the annual debating competition for Sixth Formers we run with Eton College. We have just published the novella Caretta Caretta, a sequel to Jabujicaba, set on Brazil’s Amazon Reef and in London.
The royalties from Jabujicaba and Caretta Caretta go to 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. Voices for Nature provides financial support to young eco-creatives own projects, including the film Uncharted Amazon and piloting innovative funding models. We also have an on-going rewilding project in the Peak District National Park replanting a woodland.
Our eco-thriller “Jabujicaba”
Jabujicaba brings the culture and rainforests of Brazil alive. This vibrant world is full of danger for the novel’s heroine Carmen Macedo as she grapples with their own past to save the Amazon forest.
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Our sequel “Caretta Caretta”
Caretta Caretta is a sequel to Jabujicaba. It plunges the reader into a murky world of nationalistic and global political machinations following the discovery of Brazil’s Amazon Reef. The world’s coral reefs are in danger due to climate change and the new discovery offered solutions to save them. Untangling the interests of science from power and personal gain, Carmen puts her own life in danger.
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