the wildlifers

Our Mission

Scientific Research & Education

The Wildlifers is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in February 2007.

Our primary mission is to share scientific knowledge, principles, and insights to inspire people to be a catalyst for change.

Our objectives are to:

  1. synthesize, analyze, interpret, and disseminate complex scientific findings about critical environmental issues; and,

  2. increase public awareness about the cumulative impacts of human activities on fish, wildlife, plants, and human populations.

The Wildlifers staff has over 40 years of combined experience and knowledge in wildlife and natural resource conservation, education, and research. 

River Otter Pup by Traer Scott

"It is not enough to understand the natural world; the point is to defend and preserve it." 

- Edward Abbey

the wildlifers

Our Vision

To Increase Public Engagement & Awareness

The Wildlifers is dedicated to increasing public interest, appreciation, and awareness of the environment and environmental issues by creating videos, blogs, and articles that educate, entertain and inspire people of all ages and backgrounds around the world.

To Help Bridge the Gap between Scientific Facts & Science Fiction  

People are finding it more and more difficult to determine what information is based on facts or fiction. Facts are based on a real people, situations, and true events. Whereas, fiction is based on the imaginary people, figures, incidents, and events.   
Not all sources of information are accurate or reliable.  We receive and absorb information from all types of sources such as the Internet, social media, television, radio, videos, books, family, friends, teachers, and colleges.  However, many of these sources spread false or fake news.  Fake news is unintentional misinformation or intentional disinformation that is generally motivated by personal, political, or economic agendas.
So, who is a reliable source and who isn't?  How do we determine who provides balanced, trustworthy information? Most of us choose to believe what conforms closes to our current way of thinking.  But what if the information we are receiving is truly fake?  And, at some point, you have to put your trust in someone?  We ask you to put your trust in us.

Bridging the Gap Between Fact and Fiction

Why trust us?  We pride ourselves in presenting the least biased, reliable and trustworthy scientific information available.  We incorporate and expand upon prior research to help bridge the gaps in knowledge between the general public and the scientific community, as well as wildlife and land managers, policy makers, government entities and other stakeholders. 
For in the end, we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand.  We will understand only what we are taught. - Dioum, Baba
So much valuable scientific information is collected and then set on a shelf collecting dust.  Unused. Forgotten. Or, on a computer server unread or only used to cite another project that will someday collect dust on a shelf and be unseen and unknown by the masses.  We plan to choose subjects relevant to today's issues, complete critical reviews of peer-reviewed and gray (unpublished) literature and present the information to you in a way that interests, motivates, and excites you to take action.
The Wildlifers aim to share the importance of protecting and preserving wildlife populations and the environment by producing informative, multifaceted products and services.

We are seeking volunteer, freelance writers with a passion for wildlife and environmental issues.

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a small team with grand ambition

Old School vs. New School

Combining Traditional & Modern Methods to Advance Wildlife Science

Advanced technology has enabled our team to create innovative research techniques and to develop engaging, innovative learning experiences to help increase public awareness and to positively influence public thoughts and actions.

In addition, technology helps to refine our research methods to advance traditional approaches of gathering, questioning, and understanding scientific information.