Ocean Hope Chronicles: Local Leaders as Extraordinary Changemakers

Ocean Hope Chronicles: Local Leaders as Extraordinary Changemakers
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Hello WildHub Community! I am excited to share this article on the New England Aquarium's Marine Conservation Action Fund (MCAF) and its focus on amplifying the work of local conservation leaders in majority countries. We are grateful to Ocean Country author, Liz Cunningham and SevenSeas Media for this wonderful piece!

Ocean Hope Chronicles: Local Leaders as Extraordinary Changemakers

Please reach out to me at estephenson@neaq.org with any questions about MCAF!

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Go to the profile of Thirza Loffeld
6 months ago

Wonderful to read Elizabeth! Thank you for sharing and I hope all is well with you and the team at MCAF! 

Go to the profile of Elizabeth Stephenson
6 months ago

Thanks so much, Thirza! All is well! I hope you are doing well, too!

Go to the profile of Anne Sleeman
5 months ago

Exciting work! Love what you are doing at NEAq! I am going to email you to see if MCAF can benefit from WatchSpotter.

Cheers to you!

Thanks @Thirza Loffeld for putting @Elizabeth Stephenson on my radar! 

Elizabeth, this resonated so deeply for me "“The majority world is home to talented conservationists who have historically been underrepresented due to colonialism, parachute science, and deep inequalities in the ability to get visas to travel to conferences.”

Equitable conservation policy is the focus of my consultancy, but I am also a newly appointed Advisory Board Member for 10% For the Ocean, a UK-based charity aiming to increase ocean conservation philanthropy and direct it specifically to locally focused, smaller organizations doing ocean conservation work. I'm going to invite the Program Director to WildHub shortly, but there are upcoming consultation sessions for potential grantees to provide feedback on the org's new strategy and grant application. I think it's a great model. Would you please pass on to the small local organizations in your network? Announcement here (the website is getting revamped, so I'm linking to the LI page):

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7188138231614361600/

Go to the profile of Elizabeth Stephenson
3 months ago

Thanks for connecting us, @Thirza Loffeld! It's so nice to meet you, @Elizabeth Silleck La Rue, Esq., and learn about the important work you are doing on equity. Thank you for your kind words and for sharing the 10% for the Ocean opportunity. I shared it on LinkedIn and will pass it along to the project leaders and fellows we work with. I agree that pursuing a participatory approach is a great model! 

Fantastic - thank you! Great to learn about your work as well. Would love to chat at some point! I just sent you a connection request on LI. 

Go to the profile of Thirza Loffeld
3 months ago

Wonderful to read this morning that you've connected with each other! I'm happy to see that our community is helping in this way. 

Yes, thank you @Thirza Loffeld !