How can I contribute to the Equilibre projects?
Thank you for your interest and support. This site is a dynamic on-going work-in-progress and we’re hoping to gather lots of input and feedback to make it a truly valuable resource. Whether you are a designer who could help us develop the site, a photographer wishing to share his art, have suggestions for what we could include, or would like to contribute to our projects, there are many ways this can be done. If you recorded your equid experience with photographs, video, or scribbles, and you wish to submit material for review, follow the procedures noted below.
Contribute with photographs
Thanks for your interest in Equilibre, and in helping promote the conservation of wild and feral equid populations around the world. We’re looking for bold and exciting photos — images that capture the beauty of free roaming equids. We welcome photographic contributions to help us illustrate the pages and posts published on our website. If you have one or two pictures that show really interesting or unusual behavior, share it through our website.
We’re open on style and creative approach as long as the photo has something to do with equids, conservation and/or research. We are always seeking beautiful imagery and enjoy the weird and the wild as long as it stays on subject.
Your image, if shown, will always accredit your identity and copyright and link through to the original if it is available on internet. Every time your photograph is displayed on the site, whether it be in the gallery or in profiles/articles, it will be displayed with the following caption to identify you as the sole copyright owner: Photo © [your name or nick-name]
The maximum file size per image should be 250 kb. If you are submitting a SINGLE image, send the file as an e-mail attachment (under 1MB) to Equilibre, along with your full contact details and a description of the context in which the behavior is being shown.
You will retain all copyrights!
After you have contributed at least 12 images to the Equilibre website, you will be eligible to have your work featured in your own equid photographer portfolio.
Verify that you are submitting eligible photos: Please submit only photos you have taken and for which you hold the copyright.
Not all images can or will be featured on the website. Images are reviewed, selected and rotated, and we strive for the most interesting and relevant images for each page. We might add other galleries later and select your images when relevant.
Do not send high resolution images unless specifically requested as these take too long to load and as a result may not be viewed.
Contribute stories, articles or news updates
If you’re involved with equid behavior, research or conservation, why not write an article for the site or contribute to existing information?
If you consider you have an interesting story related to equid behavior, research or conservation, send us a few lines describing your work with 2-3 low resolution photos (under 1MB) to Equilibre, along with your full contact details.
Likewise, if you have insight into or observe strange behaviors exhibited by equids, and want to share the observation please submit your experiences via e-mail. Please make the text as concise as possible.
We are always interested in articles based on the following:
a) Equid behavior and ecology
b) Equid Conservation efforts
c) Learning theory
d) Equid Welfare
If you are a researcher, or work in conservation, you can share exciting new insights into the subject through our site. Contact us! Furthermore your research group, lab or conservation organization can opt to a page on our site where you can introduce your work (no costs or obligations), as easy as e-mailing us a small note of your activities and contact details, including website, and we will contact you straight away.
Photography is a very effective conservation tool. One goal of this website is to promote the work of those who document and publicize the need for the conservation of feral and wild equid populations. If you are a professional photographer, or a serious amateur who has done work with equids, and you run a website, you might consider becoming a site partner. In return for one time rights to display a gallery of your work, a link will be provided to an endorsement and your home page. Other arrangements will be made on a case by case basis. If you are interested in becoming a site partner, Contact us!
Partnering on websites, projects, or research and conservation objectives bring depth of understanding, experience and much needed assistance to the challenges we all face. Equilibre wishes to celebrate like-minded organisations and thank them for their ongoing research, education and conservation efforts. If you are an individual or organization involved in like-minded efforts, consider joining our partnership program. There are no strings attached!
Email us a link to your webpage and a short description of why partnering may interest you, and we will contact you to request for a small profile description(<150 words) and your logo, once the partnering has been approved. Contact us!
Equus Field Sudy [EFS] and Field Study Workshop
You can also get involved by joining us in one of our study abroad experiences centred on field-based learning and research. more info…
Non-monetary/ material donations
Depending on the various activities at Equilibre such as the Field Study programs, donations of non-monetary items are appreciated and will assist us in increased flexibility with our monetary expenditures. Items already donated include: digital cameras, textbooks & scientific papers, sleeping bags & camping equipment. If you or your organization have any material in working condition, and think it can assist in our activities, drop us a line. Contact us!
We use all kinds of equipment for our work, and your old gear will be put to good use.
Likewise, material can be mailed to the following address: