Volunteers, corporate support and whale sharks
On Monday we interviewed candidates for a volunteer position in Paraguay. Our partners, Guyra Paraguay, asked us to find a volunteer who could go and work for 6 months in their office, to help write fundraising proposals and help out with other publications which needed to be translated into English. We had excellent candidates -- which makes it very difficult when we have to let people know they have not been chosen.
Wanted: Corporates to help save wildlife
I made a quick check of the donations to the WLT recently, and while our regular support is still holding up, corporate donations are significantly down on this time last year. In the long term this will probably change, but at a time when the conservation of what little remains of the world's wild places is such a high priority, we need all the funds we can raise.
How to protect whale sharks, hornbills and chiru antelopes
Simon Barnes' article in The Times last Saturday, on WLT's partners Wildlife Trust of India was an interesting comment on how important it is to use local solutions for local problems: Save the whale shark. And say a prayer.