We chat with some of our favorite changemakers.
Meet Baiju Raj, the Director of Conservation for Wildlife SOS in Mathura, India
Baiju Raj, Director of Conservation for Wildlife SOS, an NGO in Mathura, India, discusses the organization’s efforts in conservation of India’s dwindling wildlife and their habitat.
We also toured the Elephant Sanctuary, which provides care and enrichment programs for elephants that were once held as captive elephants for the tourism and fieldwork industry.
Meet Dr. Birute Galdikas, Founder of Orangutan Foundation International in the Indonesia Archipelago
Dr. Galdikas sent us this video message from the island of Borneo, about the impact of palm oil on the survival of orangutans in the wild.
Dr. Galdikas is considered one of the top experts on orangutans in the wild, having spent over 40 years in the field studying and protecting this critically endangered species.
Meet Dr. James Halfpenny, President of ‘A Naturalist’s World’, an ecological education company in the USA
SAFE Worldwide spoke with Dr James Halfpenny on the grey wolf reintroduction project in Yellowstone and the recent decision from the Trump administration to delist the grey wolf from America’s Endangered Species List.
Decades after being wiped out from the lower 48 states through the Federal Government’s decision to eradicate the species from the continental US, 36 grey wolves were released into Yellowstone Park. Their recovery in the last 25 years is one of the greatest success stories in US history.
Meet Salim Ali, Conservationist and Naturalist in Ramthambore, India
Salim is renowned as an expert tiger trackers in India. SAFE Worldwide interviewed Salim to get a better understanding of the plight of tigers in India and the threats they face from poaching, habitat loss and human-wildlife conflict near the national parks.
Meet Nathan Varley, a Biologist and Wildlife Advocate in Yellowstone National Park, USA
Nathan worked on the grey wolf reintroduction project in the 1990s. He shares his experience from the project and his thoughts regarding the Trump Administrations’ decision to remove the grey wolf from the endangered species list, on October 29, 2020.
With his wife, Linda Thurston, Nathan manages ‘Yellowstone Wolf Tracker’, a wildlife adventure company, which specializes in outfitting groups to view wolves, other wildlife, and all that the Yellowstone wilderness has to offer.
Meet an Artisan with The Painted Dog Conservation in Zimbabwe, Africa
The Painted Dog Conservation in Zimbabwe is taking the illegal snares, found by their anti-poaching teams, and working with a local handicraft shop to create beautiful animal art pieces. All the artifacts are made by hand by the local young people, who could not have found jobs otherwise.
Here you will meet an artisan and see him create art from one of the snares that was found in the field and removed before it could kill or maim one of the critically endangered painted dogs.