Why academic community-building? Wild Animal Initiative believes the best way to improve wild animals' wellbeing is to help launch a community of researchers focused on wild animal welfare. But investing time in research and community building can feel slow when there are animals suffering now. In this talk, Wild Animal Initiative Executive Director Cameron Meyer Shorb explains why academic community building is a necessary step for taking action to improve the lives of wild animals at scale.
Effective Altruism is a social movement dedicated to finding ways to do the most good possible, whether through charitable donations, career choices, or volunteer projects. EA Global conferences are gatherings for EAs to meet. You can also listen to this talk along with its accompanying video on YouTube.