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.
In protecting the world’s forests, the threats I work closely on are illegal and unsustainable logging. Other threats are cattle ranching, agriculture, poorly planned infrastructure and gold mining.
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.
I lead wildlife crime prevention efforts as a key member of TRAFFIC, the global wildlife trade network. My work focuses on impact of wildlife crime on people and natural resources around the world.
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 a WWF Senior Research Officer, it’s part of my job to try, test and use the best science and tools available to help Nepal remain a refuge for rhinos, tigers, elephants and more.
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.