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Meet Alicia Amerson of Alimosphere in Pacific Beach

Today we’d like to introduce you to Alicia Amerson.

Alicia Amerson founded Alimosphere in 2017 to reduce wildlife disturbance caused by drone use along with our coastlines. She was part of a research effort using drones to study large whales with Murdoch University in Australia. Under rigorous permit standards, the research team maintained safe flying conditions for targeted wildlife and other wildlife in the area.

When she returned home from Australia, she saw how there were no regulations to protect wildlife from drone flights along the coast. Wildlife is impacted by humans daily from plastic and noise pollution to our seeking selfies with the sea lions.

These individuals do not realize that their one close visit with an animal is part of 1,000 or more people potentially doing the same thing. If over 1,000 strangers came into your bedroom at night – you’d never sleep, and over time the lack of sleep would cause stress and eventually sickness, and then potentially death.

Since starting the campaign to reduce drone disturbance, Alicia has taken her passion to address wildlife disturbance by helping researchers with their campaigns – strengthening the messages and encouraging others to become more sustainable in their daily lives and when encountering wildlife.

Viewing from a distance may not cause disturbance to an animal, but viewing close up does. Part of expanding the conservation message has included a new podcast -Projects for Wildlife – where Alicia interviews wildlife conservation project leaders from around the world.

They share how to get involved, how to start, and from the struggle to triumph what is working to get more people engaged in positive conservation efforts.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Not everything is always perfect, but consistently showing up with a high quality product is important.

-Positive conservation messages and a call to action is so important to build a successful community.
-Surrounding yourself with positive and knowledgeable people is very important. Always ask for help.
-Being a leader is all about listening – so interview people, ask them what they need and take time to really understanding their hardship – this is how you get people to start caring about the environment and wildlife.

Too many people feel that they have talent but do not know where to put it – and we believe that all unique voices and ideas can make positive change for the environment – it takes a village.

Projects For Wildlife – what should we know? What do you do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
– We help wildlife conservation leaders boost their visibility, campaigns, and messages.
– We support women in science and technology.
– We are known for our research and consulting work in reducing human-wildlife conflicts.
– We are most proud of our Local, State, and International network of clients and podcast guests who are protecting wildlife and their habitats. They are the real heros!

– FUN FACT: we offer hypnotherapy sessions for leaders who want to increase public speaking confidence, reduce anxiety, get more creative, increase motivation, and kick any bad habits!

– We are part of several international associations and networks that highlight the importance of women contributions in the drone industry, marine biology, and conservation biology.

– We’ve been highlighted in the Association of Women in Science Magazine, Women and Drone network, and wrote articles for SisterShip (a female-based magazine for sailing).

– Alicia has presented at the Society of Marine Mammalogy about the importance of women in marine biology and conservation.
-Awarded for environmental contributions to the AUVSI Drone TOP Operator program in 2018

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Success is making our clients happy, getting awesome referrals, and their repeat business.

We love when clients transformations go from Kent Clark to Superman in 30 days! When we do – we know that more wildlife are protected and habitat restored, renewed, and preserved for future generations.

Pricing:

  • 1 Month coaching package (includes three sessions for business coaching) – $1,500
  • 3 month hypnotherapy package (three sessions either in-person at Wildcraft Medicine or via phone)  $550
  • 90 min conservation strategy call – $297

Contact Info:

  • Website: www.projectsforwildlife.com
  • Phone: 8587754614
  • Email: projectsforwildlife@gmail.com
  • Instagram: projectsforwildlife
  • Facebook: projectsforwildlife
  • Twitter: projects4wildlf

Image Credit:
Ben VanderGriend

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