Some questions answered.
WHAT IS YOUR AIM?
My aims are simple: to learn and to contribute. Learning through experience, conversations and in academia. Contributing through education, communications, and personal actions in the everyday and single events. The aim of Why Conserve is to present a new platform for exchange, motivation and signposting to the most accessible and relevant conservation actions for the many. The aim is to showcase these as demonstrable evidence of participation, willingness, and result achieved by individuals, anywhere using the website.
WHAT IS THE LONG-TERM PLAN FOR WHY CONSERVE?
Perhaps it is a little difficult to look too far ahead, but the United Nations (UN) statement from the world’s top climate scientists prompting urgent action on climate change is a major priority on today’s agenda. The statement called for effective implementation of climate solutions within 12 years, which brings us to about 2029/2030. Let’s get climate change sorted first. Seems pretty important.
WHEN WILL YOU REPLY TO MY EMAIL?
Thank you for taking the time to write. I will reply as soon as I can. This could be the same day, but it may be a different week! Sometimes I am working in the field or involved in other research activities which means my email activity is a little reduced. Please mark your email as urgent if it is such, or send again if you are concerned it has disappeared into the abyss... Thank you.
IS CONSERVATION SCOTLAND FREE TO USE?
Absolutely, yes. Free events calendar for those wanting to find something to take part in locally in their community or further afield. Free for organisations wanting to advertise their events and opportunities. Three essentials: free, open to all, good for nature. Built with accessibility in mind - participation in conservation without barriers.
IS THE WEBSITE FINISHED? I THINK THERE IS MORE YOU CAN ADD.
This website is an evolution that changes and adapts with time, including with new scientific knowledge as we learn more. We aim to keep the website current. If you had seen the earlier website, you will have noticed some big changes in this, making it more mobile-friendly, visually appealing, and integrating ‘user generated content’ through forms and public sharing - the essence and vision of Why Conserve. There will be more to add, of course, but much of what turns the wheels is you, the visitor and user of the website, with your story submissions, responses and media. Your questions, comments or concerns are welcome by email if you would like to write. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.