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    The Gabby Wild Foundation, Inc.

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      The Adventures

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      Adventures

      • New York, NY
        • Museum of Natural History
        • Wild Bird Fund
        • The Center for Avian & Exotic Medicine
        • Animal Medical Center
        • ER Hospital
      • Ithaca, NY
        • Cornell University, Wildlife Health Clinic
      • North Salem, NY
        • Wolf Conservation Center
      • Akron, OH
        • Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital
      • Juno Beach, FL
        • Marine Wildlife Center
      • Belize Zoo, Belize
        • Belize Zoo
      • Guatemala
        • Canine and feline shelter medicine
      • San Andres, Colombia
        • Equine, canine, and feline shelter medicine
      • Cuzco, Peru
        • Alpaca & llama medicine
      • Laikipia, Kenya
        • Multiple species conservation
      • Sumatra, Indonesia
        • The Gabby Wild Foundation, Inc.
      • Java, Indonesia
        • Javan rhinoceros conservation with multiple collaborators (WWF, Cornell University, IRF)
      • Paris, France
        • Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle Research
      • London, UK
        • Museum of Natural History Research
      • Oxford University, Oxford, UK
        • Museum of Natural History Research
      • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
        • Museum of Mammology Research
      • Lampang, Thailand
        • Asian elephant conservation medicine
      • Manyara Ranch, Tanzania
        • Maasai Tribe Canine Conservation Unit Health Checks
        • Ngorongoro Crater wildlife conservation fieldwork
      • Entebbe, Uganda
        • Entebbe International Airport “Canines for Conservation” dog/handler unit clinic & black market trade confiscation
      • Murchison Falls, Uganda
        • Alternative Income solutions with chili peppers to reduce human:wildlife conflict
      • Victoria Falls, Zambia
        • Conservation & educational classes for Lupani Primary School
      • Mana Pools, Zimbabwe
        • Savanna Elephant:human conflict mitigations at Zambezi River
      • Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
        • Mountain gorilla conservation medicine


      The Gabby Wild Foundation

      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 a
      4-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.


      The Eco-Fashionista

      The Eco-Fashionista

      Gabby & Bu for Fashion Revolution Campaign

      Fusing green fashion with conservation medicine to raise awareness for endangered species and reconstruct a more ethical and sustainable fashion industry.

      Metamorphosis Campaign for Conservation International with Fashion and Makeup by Brian Sipe (Academy Award Winning Makeup Artist) & Jennifer Aspinall (Emmy Award Winner); photography by Robin Moore (National Geographic Photographer)
      African Elephant Conservation Campaign

      Advocate of fair and ethical fashion production for workers.

      Red Panda by Andy South. Photo by Edward Colelli.

      Iconic model of sustainable fashion.

      Silk produced by Southeast Asian women protected from sex slave trade. Photo by Violetta Markelou
      Blue Morpho Butterfly Dress by Seth Aaron Henderson. Photo by Edward Colelli.
      Elephant Outfit by Mila Hermanovski. Photo by Ken Kawamoto.

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      The Conservationist

      The Conservationist

      Laikipia, Kenya. Studying animal behaviour to aid conservation programs in the wild and improve behavioural enrichment for captive wildlife.

      Studying animal behaviour to aid conservation programs in the wild and improve behavioural enrichment for captive wildlife.

      Sumatra, Indonesia

      Monitoring herd and population health for epidemics.

      Asian Elephant (Elephas Maximus Indicus), Thailand

      Published geneticist and researcher (PLoS and JAVMA).

      Laikipia, Kenya
      Barred Owl (Strix varia), Rehabilitated Patient with Previous Head Trauma, New York. Owl kissing not advised!
      Way Kambas National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia

      Screening zoonotic disease transmission amongst wildlife, domestic animals, and people.


      The Veterinarian

      The Veterinarian

      Gabby Wild - Wildlife Veterinary Medicine & Eco-Fashionista | Jaguar (Panthera onca), root canal surgery, Belize
      Gabby Wild - Wildlife Veterinary Medicine & Eco-Fashionista | Jaguar (Panthera onca), root canal surgery, Belize

      She completed her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) at Cornell University with a dual degree in Biology and Animal Science and continued onwards at Cornell University to acquire her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM). Dr. Wild fulfilled her internship training at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital in Akron, Ohio, and then received her Masters of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Minnesota. She balances her Western medicine practices with Traditional Chinese Medicine in an effort to blend both methodologies. (In fact, she’s the first veterinary acupuncturist of elephants in the past 3,000 years).

      Dr. Wild is a published genetics researcher (PLoS & JAVMA) and integrates her research background to screen zoonotic disease transmission amongst wildlife, domestic animals, and people. To help maintain a healthy planet, she monitors herd and individual health for rising epidemics.

      Having been inspired by animals as a child, Dr. Gabby Wild is now herself a National Geographic Kids educator and author. Acclaimed for her role as “the veterinarian” on National Geographic Kid’s Animal Jam, the world’s largest online “playground” with 54 million players, she creates videos about conservation medicine.

      When not in the wild, Gabby works as a Wildlife Health Program veterinary for the Wildlife Conservation Society at the Bronx Zoo and also serves as an Emergency Room doctor for our less wild furry friends, rides her horse, Bu (who’s been Gabby’s baby since Bu was a year old), and tries to cook. The cooking isn’t usually successful, but we aren’t all as perfect as Mary Poppins.

      • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Cornell University
      • Masters in Public Health (MPH), University of Minnesota
      • Bachelors of Science (B.S.), Cornell University (Dual Degree in Biology and Animal Science with an Honour’s Thesis)
      • Internationally acclaimed wildlife veterinary doctor
      • Certified Chinese Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA)
      • Pediatric care, treatment, and rehabilitation

      Gabby Wild - Wildlife Veterinary Medicine & Eco-Fashionista | Sumatran elephant (Elephas maximus sumatrensis), Acupuncture Therapy, Sumatra Indonesia
      Gabby Wild - Wildlife Veterinary Medicine & Eco-Fashionista | Sumatran elephant (Elephas maximus sumatrensis), Acupuncture Therapy, Sumatra Indonesia
      Domestic Dog (Canis Lupis Familiaris), C-Section Surgery, New York, New York
      Gabby Wild - Wildlife Veterinary Medicine & Eco-Fashionista | Gabby’s Dog
      Gabby Wild - Wildlife Veterinary Medicine & Eco-Fashionista | Red Fox (Vulpes Vulpes), Bottle-Feeding, New York
      Gabby Wild - Wildlife Veterinary Medicine & Eco-Fashionista | Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis), health check, Sumatra, Indonesia • Focusing on obstetrics, fertility, and reproductive health (theriogenology) for the conservation of endangered species

      The Conservationist

      Laikipia, Kenya. Studying animal behaviour to aid conservation programs in the wild and improve behavioural enrichment for captive wildlife.
      Sumatra, Indonesia

      Monitoring herd and population health for epidemics.

      Asian Elephant (Elephas Maximus Indicus), Thailand
      Laikipia, Kenya
      Barred Owl (Strix varia), Rehabilitated Patient with Previous Head Trauma, New York. Owl kissing not advised!
      Way Kambas National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia

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      My New Book!

      Thrilled to announce my new book with National Geographic Kids, "Wild Vet Adventures: Saving Animals Around The World with Dr. Gabby Wild."

      If you love animals & our planet then this book is for you!

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      Merging Fashion with Science,
      Gabby Saves Animals Thru Two Roles...

      To implement wildlife veterinary medicine, conservation methodologies, and educational campaigns in protection of the world’s most endangered animals.

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