FOUNDERS' STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

 

The Shepherds of Wildlife Society™ has been created specifically to educate children and young adults about the importance of wildlife and wildlife conservation. To engage and motivate them, studies show we need great quality content and messaging. With this in mind, our goal is to produce world-class educational materials utilizing dynamic video and still photography, showcasing the real world of wildlife around us.

 

Scientists, naturalists, wildlife biologists, government officials, and wildlife photographers all tell the story of wildlife on a species-by-species basis and emphasize our responsibility to be good stewards of wildlife and their habitat so wildlife will not be lost to us, our children, or our children's children.

 

Unless the value of wildlife and habitat within our culture is increased now and in the future, wild animals face a future where they will only exist in parks and zoos. What few animals survive will be forever habitualized by humans and no longer exist in the wild.

 

So how can we stop one of the greatest travesties in human history?  Education.  As creators of powerful public-influencing visual media, we're in a unique position to produce the kind of educational materials that will have INFLUENCE AND IMPACT.

 

We would like to personally thank you for your interest in and support of our efforts to educate children and the many others in the broader public who no longer interface with wild places or Mother Nature about the importance of wildlife and conservation.

 

Wild animals of all kinds and their habitat are facing unprecedented threats due to humanity’s massive population explosion and urbanization.  The planet’s human population is now 7.4 billion people. In the United States, 81.5% of all children live in cities.  Experts predict numbers like these will double in the next 50 years.

 

There's no time to waste.  Please join us in doing whatever we can to motivate and educate people to become good stewards of the environment in which we can all survive and thrive, Shepherds of Wildlife! 

 

 

Tom Opre, Founder & CEO
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