Founded in 2007 by Leela Hazzah and Stephanie Dohreney, the Lion Guardians work with members of the Maasai tribe to promote coexistence with the lion population.
Since the Lion Guardians have been working in this region the past eight years, the lion population in Selenkay has grown from two to 40.
Through her organization, Freeland Brasil, Dr. Juliana Machado Ferreira is helping the Center for Wildlife Management and Conservation
return wild animals to their natural habitats after they've been seized from poachers, traffickers or illegal pet holders.
Poachers and traffickers capture the animals because they are extremely valuable on the black market. The United States is one of the prime destinations for illegal South American wildlife, keeping the demand for this criminal and lucrative practice high.
Oceanographer and WINGS Fellow Edie Widder
is featured in a new PBS documentary about the toxic algae blooms that plague Florida’s Lake Okeechobee.
The International Society of Woman Geographers
presented WINGS Fellow Constanza Ceruti, an Argentinian anthropologist, with the Gold Medal award during the organization's Triennial Meeting in May, the theme of which was "Women Who Make a Difference in the World."
Margaret “Canopy Meg” Lowman recently returned from Ethiopia where she was working with local Coptic priests to expand the Church Forest Project, an effort to conserve the country’s remaining forests.
Ninety-five percent of the forests there have been depleted, making her mission an urgent one.
World Environment Day is a global event with the goal to encourage action and awareness for the protection of the environment.
This year the theme is “Connecting People to Nature – in the city and on the land, from the poles to the equator.’” To celebrate, we’re sharing the work of five WINGS WorldQuest Fellows who actively work to help their communities connect to the environment.