February 28, 2022
A new episode of the Hello Animal Talks podcast is available for your listening pleasure. Jennie interviews Arrie van Deventer in our latest Hello Animal Talks podcast.
Arrie Van Deventer is the founder of The Rhino Orphanage, the very first rhino orphanage in the world, and his story is riveting. It was really fascinating to hear about the work The Rhino Orphanage is doing to save these beautiful baby rhinos, and I think you will find yourself running the gamut of emotions as you listen to his story.
Visit their website to see how you can get involved and help.
The Rhino Orphanage
The Rhino Orphanage is a registered non-profit company based in the Limpopo Province and was founded by Arrie van Deventer in 2012. The orphanage is the first specialist, dedicated, non-commercial centre that cares for orphaned and injured baby rhinos with the only aim of releasing them back into the wild. It was created as the result of a lack of a specialized place for rearing baby rhinos who have been orphaned as a consequence of the current poaching crisis which feeds the illegal trade in horns.
February 21, 2022
Jennie interviews Mark Hofberg from IFAW in our latest Hello Animal Talks podcast. Mark is a Campaigns Officer with the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Washington D.C. office where he works to promote coexistence with wildlife across the U.S. He brings a science background to IFAW’s Washington, D.C. policy team, working with both academics and communities on the ground doing good work for animals. Mark previously worked on federal and state policy and legislation issues that dealt with wildlife trade issues, most notably the ivory trade and the pangolin trade. He also represented IFAW at the IUCN World Conservation Congress and the CITES Conference of Parties (both in 2016) promoting policies that benefit wildlife conservation. Most notably, Mark was instrumental in making sure all eight pangolin species were listed on Appendix I of CITES. He holds a M.P.P., M.S., and B.S. from the University of Maryland, College Park where he graduated as part of the interdisciplinary CONS program. To learn more about Joaquin and IFAW, visit their website.
February 14, 2022
Jennie interviews Joaquin de la Torre Ponce from the International Fund of Animal Welfare in our latest Hello Animal Talks Podcast. How do you tell the difference between a jaguar fang and a dog tooth? For Joaquin de la Torre Ponce, teaching trade officials in South America the answer to this question could help end the illegal trafficking of the region’s most endangered big cat. And that’s just one part of his job.
Joaquin has made a decade-long career out of crafting effective messages to support causes in animal welfare, conservation, and biodiversity. He started at IFAW, building relationships with media outlets in Latin America to help drive the conversation around wildlife protection. From there, Joaquin went on to consult for organizations like Oxfam before returning to IFAW as the Regional Representative for Latin America and the Caribbean.
February 9, 2022
Jennie interviews Patrick Ramage from International Fund for Animal Welfare in our latest Hello Animal Talks. Patrick Ramage has advised major companies and testified before the United States Congress, all with one goal in mind: to rescue whales. Under his leadership, IFAW has been at the forefront of worldwide efforts to reduce ocean noise, mitigate disruptive shipping routes, and end commercial whaling.
January 6, 2022
Jennie interviews Sheryl Fink from International Fund of Animal Welfare (IFAW) in our latest Hello Animal Talks. Sheryl has worked with IFAW as a Campaign Director to bring an end to the commercial East coast seal hunt for over 20 years.
January 6, 2022
Jennie interviews Carson Barylak from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in our latest Hello Animal Talks episode. Carson is a Campaign Manager with IFAW and works to advocate for and protect some of the world’s largest wild cats and the places they call home.
January 6, 2022
Jennie interviews Brian Sharp from the International Fund for Animal Welfare, (IFAW) in this episode of Hello Animal Talks. Brian Sharp has rescued 15 manatees, 35 sea turtles, 40 large whales, and countless dolphins and porpoises.