I’m not sure how to word this, but I’ll try. I am very passionate about conservation measures and emerging technologies to help species on the brink. I am currently in high school, looking at colleges and things, you know the drill. Well, for some time now I have wanted to start getting more professional in a sense. I just don’t really know how or where to start… I want to work with species on the brink of extinction, helping to conserve them, their habitats, and raise awareness. The virus has really put a shut down on most things, but I was wondering if there is any immediate action I could start planning for or taking right now? I want to help the lesser known species, the ones that are disappearing right under our noses. The hard part is finding specific species, and how to go about conserving them once you choose a subject, which I have done none of yet.
It’s all just very cluttered in my head right now, and I’m trying to work through it. I feel like a native species would be a good starting point, so if anyone has any suggestions for volunteer work, or anything, really, for MS, it would be of immense help. My main interests are rewilding, conservation, and really nature in general, but I know the most about amphibians and reptiles at the moment. I just feel like my time would be better spent helping the environment today, rather than doing nothing in my spare time. I just don’t know how to start.
I feel like this topic could help other people aside from me, start working towards their goals as well, and get more of a foothold in the naturalist community.