Successful wildlife viewing and conservation field work are as much a matter of practice as knowledge.
Engage » Acting inline with what we’ve prepared for and with good etiquette to maximize our conservation impact.
How we engage with –or simply put ‘behave in’– a sanctuary or zoo, in the wild, and with our fellow visitors, volunteers & leaders on-site is absolutely critical.
Good behavior is very rewarding for both us humans and wildlife. Bad behavior –often the result of ignorance– can be detrimental to a project we are volunteering for, to a species we are observing, and to the whole group that we are part of. It is not unheard of that a person jeopardizes the safety of a mission or a tour as a result of unintended recklessness, or that our oblivion actually fuels the extinction of a species…
The EwA etiquettes are here to help. They provide a framework in which we can feel empowered, knowing that we are acting with the environment in mind. They give keys to behaving responsibly when volunteering for conservation, leading a conservation volunteering mission, or simply enjoying a walk or a trek in nature, in a sanctuary, etc.
“(…) the cumulative effect of billions of people making ethical choices, will start to heal the natural world.” –Dr. Jane Goodall
🔎 For the Nature Enthusiasts and Photographers
🔎 For the Nature & Wildlife Conservation Leaders
🔎 For the Citizen Scientists and Volunteers
🔎 For the Visitors of Facilities that host Captive Animals