Ugandan veterinarian Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka
was the first wildlife veterinarian in Uganda. There are only 800 mountain gorillas in the world. Four hundred of them are in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, and the rest are in other forests in Uganda, Rwanda, and Democratic Republic of Congo.
WINGS Managing Director Yael Jekogian visits with African People & Wildlife,
an organization that partners with local communities to encourage and establish practices, programs and life-styles that allow humans and wildlife to thrive living side-by-side. One of APW’s signature programs is establishing living walls to mitigate conflict between humans and wildlife.
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."