July 31, 2012Utwe Biosphere Reserve, Kosrae
In the first week of the university phase, I asked campaign manager Osamu Nedlic what inspires him and his Pride campaign. Here is what he wrote:
"Discussing status of natural resources with elders in a remote community is truly inspiring. By listening and putting into pictures as they are comparing the past to present, you feel the emotions behind them. “We want to see it again, but we are too old to make something happen. We want our children to see what we have seen in the past” Papa Hezekiel Nena said it loud. His emotional was really motivating that I deeply needed to strengthen every effort I have for conservation. There are numerous people in the community who inspire me in conservation, however if I may pick one, it would be papa Hezekiel Nena."