“ Drawing strength and inspiration from Nature ” -Gunther Pauli-
How important is to understand that conservation needs to be tackled from all the possible angles you can think of. Conservation is by nature interdisciplinary but we still tend to believe that it can be achieved by hard sciences alone. The truth is that the issue is so complex, that it needs the understanding and the contribution from all us, no matter the position you are in or the subject you studied at college. Everybody can make a difference from wherever they are. I find that one of most engaging, colourful and fun approaches to conservation is through visual arts. From scientific illustration to photography, video, documentaries, street art to name a few. The purpose is to make conservation more inclusive. To make the matter visible to non-experts, catch their attention, INSPIRE them and invite them to contribute. When these visual arts are combined with the intuitive wisdom from my female entrepreneur fellows it becomes even more motivating to me 🙂 (sorry if I am biased)
I am proud and happy to introduce you all to Diana Troya and Noemi Cevallos, ecuadorian biologists, artists, innate communicators and friends. They are both doing an amazing job by organising workshops to spread the word about conservation through visual arts in Ecuador.
If you want to know about their work, like their Facebook page and check out the videos about their last two workshops held in Quito.