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SAVE SCARLET MACAWS PROJECT
Foundation for Conservation and Development
Rafael Manzanero, Executive Director
As one of the founders of the Foundation for Conservation and Development (FCD), Rafael knew something needed to be done to protect the border of Belize, the Chiquibul National Park and the Scarlet Macaws who nest there. The Rangers of FCD patrol more than one hundred thousand acres on foot, tirelessly working to guard to irreplaceable forest and the Scarlet Macaws on the edge of extinction.
Share our movie, Scarlet Macaws of Belize: On the Edge of Extinction to help raise awareness and support for the cause.
Please join us in supporting FCD to save the Scarlet Macaws of Belize.
MIAMI SHARK PROJECT
Drs. Catherine McDonald and Julia Wester
Founders, Miami Shark Project
The #MiamiSharkProject is a woman-led scientific team working to understand and conserve Biscayne Bay, a critical marine estuary located along the coast of downtown Miami, FL.
The Miami Shark Project team has discovered that Biscayne Bay is critical nursery habitat for at least seven shark or ray species, including IUCN Red List Critically Endangered great and scalloped hammerheads.
They combine ecological and social research to build a better future for Miami and Biscayne Bay–one where humans and nature can thrive together.
To learn more, you can read their recent open access publication on the identification of a great hammerhead nursery area through #ProjectBabyHammer, donate to support their research, or join their mailing list to be kept up-to-date on project progress and how you can help.
The MarAlliance Story
Rachel T. Graham, PhD.
Founder and Executive Director, MarAlliance
Dr. Rachel Graham is a conservation scientist with over 27 years of experience in development and environment projects in Latin America, Africa and Oceania working with multi- and bilateral institutions, academia and NGOs.
In 2014 Rachel founded MarAlliance an international NGO that explores, enables and inspires positive change for threatened marine wildlife, their critical habitats and dependent human communities. Rachel believes in a grassroots approach to science, outreach and resource management that is built on alliances and partnerships with multiple sectors.
For the past 20 years she has focused on community-based research and conservation of large marine wildlife including sharks, rays, turtles and finfish with a species-specific focus on whale sharks, manta rays and goliath grouper.
Saving Jaguars: Good for Business
Founder of Oncafari
Mario Haberfeld is a retired Brazilian racecar driver that has raced for almost 20 years. In his career he has won many championships from Go Karts to Formula 3. He was a test driver for Jordan’s, Stewart’s and McLaren’s Formula 1 Teams. In the United States he has driven for some of the best Indy Car Teams.
He visited Africa for the first time when he was only 11 years old and still visits that continent every year in search of the best ecotourism practices.
After retiring from motor racing, and being a huge nature lover, he has traveled the four corners of the World photographing wild animals and learning about various conservation projects. These projects where used as references for the creation of a groundbreaking Jaguar conservation project in his native Brazil.
In 2011 he completed the OPM course at Harvard Business School and Co-Founded Onçafari Jaguar Project that aims to create jobs for local communities, increase value of protected land, preserve the Pantanal and its species through ecotourism. Through its seven years of existence Onçafari has grown a lot and now has projects in four different biomes of Brazil.