Why be a Voice for Nature?
Human survival is dependent on the balance of 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, and those extinguished have no voice that is heard by our human world. What we do to our planet, we do to ourselves. We have to restore a just balance and there is a difference we as individuals can make.
At Voices for Nature we creatively work with young people and educators to explore and debate our individual and collective roles in saving our planet. We write stories and make films as tools for new insights and to imagine better futures. We build networks and alliances to empower and sustain individual action and financially support on the ground rainforest conservation in Brazil. We want to’give nature a ‘voice’ that is understood and valued by all.
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Our creative work
Voices for Nature’s work with young people is based on especially written stories, scripts and role plays. Some of these are created by the young people we work with, others by Voices for Nature – such as the eco-thriller Jabujicaba. This novel is set in an apocalyptic Brazil. The country is bankrupt and the Amazon rainforest is up for auction…
Using ‘Jabujicaba’, we have been able to creatively explore and debate complex environmental and geo-political issues around rainforest conservation. Through the sequel Caretta Caretta, we have been able to examine the challenges facing the planet’s coral reefs.
We have also used forum theatre techniques based on our literary fiction to explore rainforest issues and ethical issues around population issues. We also work with the medium of film – as drama and as documentary.
Check out the creative outputs of young voices for nature who have taken part in our creative learning initiatives and our latest forum theatre workshop at Oxford University as part of the Educere Network
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. We also fund film and other creative projects which focus on conservation.