Mission:

To implement veterinary medicine, conservation methodologies, and educational campaigns in protection of the world’s most endangered animals. We bring a paradigm shift: Even Mother Nature has a Doctor.

The Gabby Wild Foundation, Inc. 501(c)(3) has a4-Pronged Approach to Extinction Diversion...

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Our Tree Nursery

We're Rebuilding the Sumatran Rainforest

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24/7 Bum-Kicking Eco-Guards

We Monitor for Poachers & Set Camera Traps for Animal Surveillance

Gabby In-The-Field with Marcel, ALeRT’s Director.
Gabby’s handconstructed, nail-free, “cocoon” treehouse in Sumatra. Multiple treehouse access points established for our eco-guards to monitor for illegal logging, poaching, or forest fires 24/7.

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Gabby Wild

Your On-Call Wildlife Veterinarian

ALeRT Base, Sumatra, Indonesia. Scattered throughout the rainforest in Way Kambas National Park are strategically placed camera traps to monitor for poachers and conduct population counts and behaviour studies of fauna like Sumatran rhino, elephant, tiger, Malayan tapir, Sunda clouded leopard, and Sunbear.
Gabby’s outdoor classes with children and elephants. Integrating local people and providing wildlife education programs for their children is essential to ensuring respect for these creatures and better environmental consciousness for future generations.

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Conservation In Style

Bringing About Public Awareness, Getting You Involved, and Fundraising

Fashion Shows

Awareness Campaigns

Save the Animals. Save the World. Only You Can Make a Difference.

Metamorhposis

With 1/2 of the world’s amphibians at risk of extinction, something had to be done.

Together with Gabby, National Geographic photographer, Robin Moore, Conservation International, Academy Award-winning makeup artist, Brian Sipe, and Emmy Award-Winning Makeup Artist, Jennifer Aspinall transformed Gabby into a series of amphibians with special FX makeup and costume for this national contest-winning photography series.

12 in 12 for 12

12 Outfits in 12 Months for 12 Animals

Together with Project Runway fashion designers, Gabby wore one sustainably crafted outfit for an entire month representing the threatened animal of the month that she was saving.

The Wildlife Council

Meet the Board Members

Carolyn Brusick

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Carolyn Brusick

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MB BS, MRCP, FFPM

Carolyn grew up and studied in Switzerland, Geneva until pursuing further academic and professional endeavours within the UK and the United States. She is today specialized in the organisation of events and conferences across many areas, namely trade-related and economic. Her passions, to name a few, are geared toward art, horse riding and wildlife preservation.

Tanya G Burnett

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Tanya G Burnett

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Tanya is a Nikon professional photographer, a member of the Ocean Artist Society, a PADI instructor a TDI technical dive instructor and an experienced expedition leader with unbridled enthusiasm to share ocean experiences and help you create beautiful captures.

She has been an independent photo journalist and occasional field editor for over 15 years and has authored and co-authored over 100 articles that have graced the pages of American Photo, Outside Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Islands, Coastal Living, Dive Training, Sport Diver, Scuba Diving, Caribbean Travel & Life, Alert Diver, Undersea Journal, books, newspapers, catalogs and CNN online.

She is a natural ocean ambassador, frequently donating her fine art photography for causes to help bring awareness to the oceans. She is on the community advisory board for The Wild Dolphin Project, where she has assisting by capturing critical images for the ongoing studies of the Atlantic Spotted Dolphins in the Bahamas. In 2010, she was part of a WINGS World Quest expedition and in 2011 also has documented imagery of an expedition carry the Explorer’s Club Flag.

Patrick Mulrenan

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Patrick Mulrenan

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In 2017 he relocated from J.P. Morgan Private Bank in Palm Beach where he was involved in various charities. Prior to J.P. Morgan, Patrick attended Cornell University where he earned his MBA. Before business school, Patrick lived in the British VirginIslands for five years working for Deloitte.As a manager in the Financial Advisory Services, he focused primarily on Hedge Funds, Private Equity Funds and other Investment Ventures. His additional work experience includes providing tax advice to high net worth clientele at Andersen Tax.

A native of Fairfield County, Patrick attended Boston College for his undergraduate studies with a Bachelor of Science in both Finance andAccounting. He obtained his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) while working for Deloitte.

He is an avid traveler searching for wildlife throughout the globe.

Patrick is a Banking Consultant at Greenwich Associates. A life-time animal lover Patrick first got involved in his conservation work while living in the British Virgin Islands protecting sea turtles and becoming involved with the local humane society focused on a Spay & Neuter program to improve the Island's rampant stray animal population.

Jimmy Lam

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Jimmy Lam

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Jimmy received his Bachelors of Science at Cornell University in Nutrition. He then went on to complete his Medical Degree (MD) at Boston University and then began his residency training in dermatology at Mass General Hospital. Jimmy's passion for the sciences earned him the CDC Emerging Infectious Disease Training Fellowship and later was awarded as a Visiting Graduate Research Fellow at Weill Cornell Dermatology. Jimmy has had a sustained interest in wildlife since he was young. He lives an active healthy lifestyle and enjoys spending time in nature.

Meet the Staff

Berglind Karldóttir

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Berglind Karldóttir

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Berglind is a Wildlife Conservationist specialising in tropical regions. She has worked in biodiverse landscapes spanning across Latin America and Asia. Her work has included biological surveys of primates, mammals, sea turtles, amphibians, reptiles, butterflies, fishes and habitat structure. Berglind pursued a Master’s degree at Imperial College London in Conservation Science, from which she graduated with Distinction. During her studies she focused on the human dimensions of conservation, and the ways in which we can bridge the gap between research and implementation, and improve the efficiency of conservation initiatives to ensure a long-lasting impact. She is now translating the results of her Master’s thesis on the barriers of captive breeding programmes into usable products for practitioners in her capacity at Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.

Alex Porpora

Education Director

Alex Porpora

Education Director

Alex Porpora is the Executive Director of the Utah Society for Environmental Education and Education Consultant based in Salt Lake City, UT. She is actively involved in local and national environmental education efforts. She has developed award-winning school outreach programs, educational content, and events for nonprofits, zoos, aquariums, museums and for-profit institutions. With a bachelor’s degree in biology and anthropology from the University of Miami and a master’s in Environmental Humanities from the University of Utah, Alex specializes in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), environmental and interdisciplinary education projects. Working with organizations large and small, Alex creates lasting partnerships between nonprofit and for-profit institutions. She has worked with and developed educational content in collaboration with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Bat Conservation International, Duke Lemur Center, the Lemur Conservation Foundation, National Geographic Kids, WildWorks, and the North American Association for Environmental Education.