Rhino Poaching Crisis
I have been dreaming about coming to @careforwild for a really long time. CFW is on a mission to save rhinos from extinction and I was extremely proud and beyond excited to join them and @conservationace team for a month. I was volunteering, assisting with daily cleaning, feeding, and doing maintenance as well as documenting everything that happens here to raise awareness on rhino crisis and tell a wider audience about the amazing work that those organizations are doing here.
I always knew about the problem with illegal poaching and hunting but didn't really know much about the rhino crisis until I visited a game reserve in Cape Town in 2018. Just a day before my arrival poachers killed one of the rhinos. The incident was really fresh, so everyone was talking about it. Knowing that rhino herself, our guide was very emotional when talking about rhino numbers going down and why.
This is when I decided that I want to join @conservationace to learn more, help and raise awareness about it on my socials.
@careforwild pays incredible attention to education here: documentaries, participation in discussions, listening to presentations, learning shocking information that gives you goosebumps. So my role here was to present that information to people and make them learn and act.
My name is Margarita. I have been a content creator and a storyteller for over 10 years. Over years my social media has been changing together with me. After years of being a lifestyle influencer, budget backpacker, and luxury travel blogger I have realized that it is my responsibility to turn my own "influence" into something more meaningful. At the beginning of my environmental journey, I have been raising awareness about just how dramatic the problems that are facing our planet are through shocking content... I no longer want to continue doing that.
Instead, I want to focus on SOLUTIONS and POSITIVITY. There is enough information about all seriousness of our problems out there... which in all honesty just give us all more eco-anxiety.
With my content, I shine the light on environmental solutions, technological advancements, inspiring people who are out there changing our planet and environment for the better. There are enough positive stories, there are enough people who are making the difference and I want to be the one who would present it to the world in my own unique style and manner, through laughter, silliness, weirdness, and relatability.
I use my photo, video, storytelling, and presenting skills to speak not just about the problems, but the SOLUTIONS that we have. I use my platform and the power of social media to communicate the importance of focusing on the brighter side of environmental stories, which motivates people to take action and give them more hope.
What do I do?
I work in sustainability and content creation segment. I help brands, companies and organisations to create visual,
interesting and appealing content that spreads positive environmental messages.
I capture and create content that communicates the importance of the environment, nature, and animals and motivates people to be more responsible in their daily lives, and when they travel.
Behind the Greens
Concept that showcases behind the scenes of organisations striving towards a greener future. Combination of classic social media exposure followed by creative storytelling captured and presented by a professional team.
I have a variety of talks that I present at events, universities, schools and online. My talks focus on sustainability, living in unity with nature and using social media to influence positive changes in people and the world.
Work with me
LET'S MAKE A DIFFERENCE TOGETHER
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Educating people and trying to switch consumers' behaviour towards more sustainable choices is hard. Let's do it together.