Spotlight from WWF-Canada
I decided to opt for a different journal layout. The last one was great, though I wanted to try something new. I'm still trying to figure out a header that is more photography related, but in the meantime I decided to have a tiger from a logo I made.
I recently had the honor of being spotlighted by an organization I've done extensive volunteer work, WWF-Canada
. You can view the blog entry here
, though I've also posted it below.
This plucky volunteer was born in the Year of the Tiger. Coincidence? We think not.
"I've been passionate about tigers for a few years and have become committed to learning as much about them as possible and saving the approximately 3,000 that may be left in the wild," says Eric, who hails from Mississauga. "This has led me to volunteer for organizations including WWF-Canada, WildAid, Jungle Cat World Zoo, and the International Tiger Coalition."
Eric joined WWF-Canada as a CN Tower climb event volunteer in 2006, and then became an in-house volunteer in our Toronto headquarters. He quickly distinguished himself as a team player who is willing to go the extra mile to help out.
He has also gone the extra mile to help tigers around the world, traveling to Thailand, India and Indonesia, where he volunteered for WWF-Indonesia on the island of Sumatra.
Although he recently graduated from Trent University with a BA in Environmental Studies, he still dabbles in his original calling as a photographer. "I post my photos online not only so people can see my work, but to allow for opportunities to educate people about endangered species, and inspire people to get involved. As a result, my style of photography, rather than simple snapshots, often manifests through intimate, personal portraits of animals meant to evoke emotion or a certain message. As conservation hero Steve Irwin once said, 'If we can touch people about wildlife, then they'll want to save it.'"
Eric also blogs about his extraordinary experiences on his site, He Who Walks with Tigers. "I try to show people that I am just an average person, but was able to link caring about tigers to actually deciding to help," he says. "That has taken me places in a short amount of time. I want people to make the same choice I made with a cause they are attached to."
A very special art feature goes to a good friend of mine, *akeli
. Her art is absolutely amazing and I'm especially enamored with her emerging "Guardians" graphic novel series. Definitely check out Akeli and her special work.
Learn more about tigers and how you can help!
"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little."-Edmund Burke