Heroes of Conservation
They brave sub-freezing temperatures to take a blood sample from a polar bear and trek for days through a humid rain forest to set camera traps. WWF’s scientists certainly make big sacrifices in the name of conservation. Meet some of the heroes of WWF, who work tirelessly to satisfy the needs of both nature and people in a changing world.
Living in Namibia for the last 20 years, I have seen the outlook on wildlife go from dismal to hopeful. Namibia recognized the importance of engaging its communities in conservation.
As the head of Species Conservation for WWF’s Global Arctic, I work to protect the polar bear - the animal that has become a strong symbol for climate change.
As part of our Eastern Himalayas program, I help find solutions that protect wildlife and also bring benefits to local communities in Nepal, Northeast India and Bhutan.