Claire O'Neill

Joined: Aug 09, 2016 Last Active: Oct 29, 2020

I am a field naturalist and wildlife conservationist. I run Earthwise Aware Inc., a nature conservation nonprofit (www.earthwiseaware.org). My work is dedicated to bringing Biodiversity knowledge, Ecological ethics, and Environmental leadership to the heart of communities - in the daily life of people. A big part of our outreach is through co-creative citizen science. In my area, we run species surveys, phenology studies, arthropod occurrence & abundance surveys, vernal pool documentation, plant community assessments, bird monitoring. Check our Biodiversity citizen science program, and join our iNaturalist projects > https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/ewa-biodiversity-projects!

I am also a co-chair of the Citizen Science Association Ethics Working Group, for which part of my mission is to raise awareness and develop resources about biodiversity ethics. If you wish to join the group, you're welcome to do so.

I strongly believe that individually and all together we can be ethically & ecologically engaged –whoever we are, whatever we do and wherever we are. Ethical Nature conservation is not circumstantial; it is a mindset that you acquire. Once on that path, a great many rewards for us become obvious. And the satisfaction out of practicing good ethics and protecting Nature is almost addictive. Once on that path... there is no going back.

My mantra: “Nature Conservation as A Way of Life”

iNat Years in Review: 2017 | 2018 | 2019

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