Human Nature Projects
Human Nature Projects is connecting people for the planet, because together we can make a world of difference. We are reimagining conservation, creating a community vision for mutual respect and prosperity amongst all our Earth’s many lifeforms. We come from all walks of life, from every continent, speaking many different languages- yet we are joined by Earth’s universal tongue: the appreciation of mother nature, and an undying passion to protect it.
Founded in June of this year by our CEO Elliot Connor, we have recently opened our doors to volunteers joining our team- with some pretty astounding results. At last count, we have about 500 members coming from 70 countries across the globe, bringing to this movement their skills and experience in all manner of fields, their passion and connections, their vision for a future world. Together we work to promote a model of simple, holistic environmental volunteering whilst raising awareness of the conservation issues at hand and equipping the young generation with the skills to solve them.
Many people say that it is ‘human nature’ to destroy our planet out of greed, exploit other lifeforms to the point of extinction, and forget of their plight in our own short-sightedness. We say otherwise. Human Nature should be a force for good- a story of connection, collaboration and community which ends in a prosperous future for creatures great and small.
This is the bigger picture which most existing conservation charities fail to recognize: we must change the perspectives of society to be able to advance further the field as a whole. The way in which one achieves this is by allowing the public to take part in conservation, to experience this much-vaunted connection with other lifeforms, and in doing so take on our messages for their own. The great David Attenborough once said:
“No one will protect what they don’t care about, and no one will care about
what they have never experienced.”
It is this very same philosophy which Human Nature Projects brings to all of its activities, our powerful network of nature-lovers growing organically through experiential learning and community leadership. Our mission is to restore humanity’s appreciation of Earth’s amazing biodiversity, reminding people that we needn’t be (indeed are not) the superior species on this planet.
We don’t believe in this people-planet dichotomy, this invisible barrier to participation and wall of paperwork that existing institutions tend to impose. Nature needs to be accessible and inviting if we are ever to achieve the understanding, the public engagement we so strive towards.
So let’s take down the echo-chamber of environmental elitism, stop this stupid shouting at media for promoting the mixed messages we feed them, and start collaborating to create the future of our dreams. Our future lies not in our hands, but in our imagination. An imagination grown by the many, and not by the few.
For more information please visit: www.humannatureprojects.org