Dr James Webley
Hi I’m an ecologist.
I’m a part of TalkingNature because I believe in a sustainable world – “use but not ab-use” – and think it’s something we can achieve.
It’s almost always the case that you rarely look after what you don’t understand, and it’s difficult to understand something you’ve never explored.
That’s why it’s important for young people to explore and understand nature and the wild places around them. The experiences and knowledge of nature gained when people are young stay with them and blossom later in life as a desire to restore and get back to nature.
If you’re the ecologist in your family, one of the most powerful things you can do to help conserve nature is to educate the younger generation in your family. Let them explore and understand how nature works. Expose them to natural ecosystems and let them to see the connections between the many plant and animal species.
Knowledge and understanding does make a difference; check out the comments about forests in NSW that TalkingNature has received.
I help out at TalkingNature because we help people explore, understand and restore nature and wildlife.
Have a look around TalkingNature.com and visit our shop (TalkingNature.com.au), I’m sure you’ll find ways and tips to help young people explore, understand and restore nature.
The last word in ignorance is the man who says of an animal or plant: What good is it? … To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution in intelligent tinkering – Aldo Leopold (1953).