Earth and the species that populate her landscapes nourish the human spirit. So fed by the beauty around us we are able in turn to nurture and protect those species and individuals in the most need. Emphasizing nature’s beauty, Lafeber Conservation promotes the well being of humans and other species in several ways:
- Bringing awareness of the conservation status of animals and the human communities that care for them to a broad audience. This is done through blog posts, articles, and presentations.
- Directly caring for human and ecological communities by collaborating in and initiating conservation projects that emphasize parrot conservation in Latin America and the Caribbean.
- Consulting and teaching throughout the Americas in avian medicine, avian welfare, conservation medicine, parrot conservation, ethics, and the human dimensions of conservation.
- Fundraising for conservation projects that have few resources and concentrate on human and parrot well being together.
Working for over 26 years in Central America as an avian veterinarian specializing in parrot conservation, Dr. LoraKim Joyner brings experience, skills, passion, and joy to her work as Director of Lafeber Conservation. Overseeing multiple international projects and collaborating widely, her goal is to nourish conservation projects and people in need so that they may in turn conserve species within their own countries. As a Unitarian Universalist minister and a Certified Trainer in Nonviolent Communication, she emphasizes communication practices, multiculturism, and compassionate human behavior within all of Lafeber’s Conservation projects.
Dr. Joyner invites you to become part of our conservation efforts dedicated to nourishing and protecting animals and their worlds near and far. You can do so by keeping current about conservation and wildlife issues, concerns, and events by reading the posts here, and then commenting on them. We welcome your experiences and understanding so that together we may heal the earth with heart and wisdom.
If you’d like to join her in this work, and help in a variety of ways, she encourages you to contact her.
You may contact her: firstname.lastname@example.org