There are extraordinary people on the front lines dedicating their lives to making this world a better place. These are a few I've come to know over the years and heartily support. Do check out the links to their web sites.
Becci, Mark, Dr Goodall in the Congo
Dr. Goodall's work reaches around the world. Founded by Dr. Goodall, The Jane Goodall Institute advances her vision & work with a global community- centered approach to conservation which benefits people, wildlife, & the environment.
Dr Goodall & Becci in the Congo
Transporting an orphaned chimpanzee for release onto Tchindzoulou Island Republic of Congo. Chimpanzees share over 98% of our DNA & are our closest living relative. They are now an endangered species. Poaching, the illegal bushmeat trade, habitat loss and the exotic pet trade are constant threats to their survival.
Mark, Becci, Dr Begg
Niassa National Reserve in Mozambique - One of the last great wild places on Earth. Founder Dr. Colleen Begg and her family live in the Niassa wilderness.
Becci & rescued Pangolin
One of the most trafficked mammals & now endangered, this rescued orphan was rehabilitated & released by Niassa Lion Project.
In the past 75 years 90% of the lion population has been decimated by habitat loss, loss of prey, retaliatory killings, and hunting.
Angela, Dame Daphne, Becci
The DSWT is the most successful orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world & one of the pioneering conservation organizations for wildlife & habitat protection in East Africa.
Becci with rescued orphans
DSWT's Orphan Project rescues, rehabilitates & ultimately reintegrates orphans back into wild herds. Poaching for their ivory has accelerated to a massive decimation of the elephant population.
Dr. Jane Goodall's
Dr. Colleen Begg's
Mark, Greg, Becci
Founder & Director Dr. Greg Rasmussen has been in the field researching and saving African Painted Dogs for over 25 years.
Painted Dogs aka African Wild Dogs
Painted Dogs also known as African Wild Dogs are one of the world's most endangered mammals. Being social they live and hunt in packs. Known for their colorful, patchy coats each have different markings.
Greg Collaring Painted Dog
African Painted Dogs are nomadic requiring vast territories to hunt. Collaring can provide crucial information about their habitat and preservation of corridors to enable populations to link.
Becci & Painted Dogs
Becci observing Painted Dogs up close in Zimbabwe. They were as curious about her as she was about them.
Becci & Diane Gallegos Exec.Director
Wolf Haven International is a nationally recognized wolf sanctuary and accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries. In addition, Wolf Haven participates in multi-agency species survival programs for critically endangered wolves and advocates for wolves in the wild.
Wild Timber Wolf Sighted by Becci
Becci took this photo of a wild Timber Wolf she saw in northern British Columbia. She was sitting quietly in a hide when he stopped for several minutes looking directly at her. Then gun shots rang out from the far side from a sniper hiding in the tree line and the wolf fled. They are under siege.
Dr. Greg Rasmussen's
Charlie Knowles President WCN
Everyone listed here is a conservation partner of WCN. WCN's mission is to protect endangered species and preserve their natural habitats by supporting conservationists who pursue innovative strategies for people and wildlife to co-exist and thrive.
Save the Elephants
Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton
Cheetah Conservation Fund
Dr. Laurie Marker
Grevys Zebra Trust