expanding the base of support will make us more effective.
Having a network of people collaborating to develop new ideas and campaigns will multiply the speed and power we can generate.
Reaching out to the public only when the house is on fire, when votes are needed to pass a bill or when a protest needs to be organized, is not the greatest strategy. It puts everyone in emergency mode and the action becomes reactive, rather than well planned.
The conservation world tends to be seen as an exclusive scene, as a fringe world of academics and experts. The reality is that we need everyone. People from all walks of life have a lot to offer to conservation causes. Different talents and perspectives help broaden the approach and inject new ideas. Whenever experts are needed, they can take the lead, while still engaging the support of many.
What is the purpose?
The goal is to make Shark Allies a different kind of organization. One that is powered by the community at large, one that focuses on taking action collectively and one that supports projects that otherwise might not have a chance to get off the ground.
How do we accomplish this?
We begin by collaborating via the Guardians Facebook group. That will give us an opportunity to connect no matter where anyone is located.
We will also organize events and local campaigns to make it possible for Guardians to meet in person.
The next step will be the development of different platforms for collective funding, as mentioned in the next section.
The Guardians concept is evolving every day and there is no telling how fast this can evolve. We will keep you informed on our progress. With your help we may exceed our own expectations.