Hello people, happy new year. The last few months where we have been offline, have been extraordinarily frustrating, we have finally worked through our technical issues and hope to be back with a vengeance
Seeanimalswild is back and hopefully 2023 is the year that it starts to fulfil its aims.
This website was not merely set up in order to be a blog. That is not to say that it will cease to do this, quite to the contrary. However, it was never meant to just be a blog. Our aim is to create a space where people can list wildernesses that they either live in or work in (and protect). Whether wildlife is the main use of the land or not, there is still much money that could be made from its existence.
It is not possible for me to do this alone. Sure we have several simple page builders, allowing people to quickly lay out their listing, so that all we need to do is check it, and it can go live – start inviting visitors. The bigger issue is to spread the word around the world to people who we can be useful for.
In the next few weeks and months, two membership areas will be added.
One is for supporters – those who read the blog. This will cost a bit and is your way to support our work. You will be able to help us add wilderness destinations that you have found, and businesses that require help finding people to visit them. The aim is to give everyone interested a chance to help become a part of the solution to wildlife loss. In the long-term we hope to list many thousands of destinations, and help many more find their wilderness holiday or experience, and as such help the human race protect what is left of the natural world – give the remaining wilderness a value, and those who live nearby a way to benefit from it. Alongside this will be a whole community where you will be able to get to know other people, join discussion forums, and even interact directly with the people who run this website
The other is members – this will have a series of strands.
The first and most important are those who live or work in wilderness areas. This will be the way for people to list their property for those who are interested to come and visit. The activity and duration of the visit will vary depending on what is offered on each destination. It is aimed to include everything from people sitting on a farm watching wildlife in the evening, to week long safaris, hides, but is also aimed at those working in research – give visitors the chance to see the wildlife that you are researching, while hearing what you are doing, and help support your work at the same time. There will be plenty of discussion forums, and over time an increasing knowledge bank from shared information – allowing people to share ways that they have found to stop livestock predation amongst other issues. Alongside these we are keen to list anything that is required for these journeys from flights to car rental and so many more
The next is writers. We are interested in having articles written by a whole range of people. We are interested in the advertising being natural, so everyone in the first strand will be invited to write articles from time to time, perhaps about a fantastic wildlife encounter, or a testimonial. However, this is not all we are interested in, we are keen to have guest articles and even regular entries by other blog writers. While we will not link to another blog, we are quite happy to give credit and list your blog alongside your name.
Another is those listing services or selling things. We are keen to become a useful resource for those selling anything that is relevant. From books and DVDs about the natural world that we would love to help reach a larger audience, to carbon emission reduction services and other climate change related services. We want to help anyone who is working in the field of wildlife, conservation and climate mitigation to be able to sell their goods and services.
We will take a small cut of those things that go through this site – this money along with any profits made through helping people find wilderness experiences will be ploughed back into conservation. If the website is particularly successful, we will aim to enter into direct conservation of wildernesses, but this is obviously some time in the future.
I hope that many of you, my dear readers, will join me in some context, either helping support the website or in some other way.
We should be back to work from here on in, and if we are lucky, our bandwidth issues are in the past.