Wallace J. Nichols writes of Izilwane, "Izilwane means animals in Zulu. Over the years I've seen first-hand how personal experiences with animals have transformed people and deepened their connection to the natural world and each other. Izilwane is also a multimedia platform conceived from an anthropologist's perspective that educates and raises awareness about biodiversity, the Sixth Extinction and human ecology. It's a wonderful resource for absolutely everyone. How we perceive ourselves is key to making the changes required to curtain the biodiversity crisis. Izilwane is refreshing, fascinating and recognizes our natural affinities for diversity and nature.”
Nichols is a Research Associate at the California Academy of Sciences and founder/co-director of Ocean Revolution, an international network of young ocean advocates, and advocates for protection of the life within world’s oceans in collaboration with a number of different organizations. He earned his MEM in Environmental Policy and Economics from Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment and his Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from University of Arizona.
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