Protecting the environment and it's wild inhabitants is very important to me and is a major component of what inspired me to pursue nature photography. I hope my images can inspire others to further appreciate nature and my message can help inform others of the challenges our natural world faces and what we can do to be better stewards of Planet Earth. I appreciate and admire the great work being done by so many organizations and the individuals involved in dedicating themselves to such important endeavors. Some of my favorites include but are not limited to the following.
Wyoming Wildlife Advocates
A GREATER YELLOWSTONE ECOSYSTEM
We envision a Wyoming that leads the nation in exceptional and innovative wildlife management; all stakeholders are valued equally, and management decisions are driven by the best available science. As stewards of some of the most pristine wild habitat in the world, we believe that ecosystems must be managed to maximize biodiversity.
The Cougar Fund
The Cougar Fund was founded in 2001 by writer Cara Blessley Lowe and photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen after a firsthand experience observing a mother lion they named "Spirit" and her three cubs on the National Elk Refuge in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
“The Cougar Fund protects the cougar – also known as a mountain lion, puma, and panther – and other carnivores throughout the Americas by educating children and adults on their value, and by monitoring state policies and advocating for management based on sound science, to assure a lasting place for these creatures.”
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation
The Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation works to promote ways for our community to live compatibly with wildlife.
We accomplish our mission primarily through on-the-ground projects that we guide in collaboration with agencies, organizations and private land owners. We also gather and disseminate wildlife data that can inform wildlife-friendly policies and educate the public on how to reduce potential conflict with our wild neighbors.
Jane Goodall Institute
The Jane Goodall Institute promotes understanding and protection of great apes and their habitat and builds on the legacy of Dr. Jane Goodall, our founder, to inspire individual action by young people of all ages to help animals, other people and to protect the world we all share.
Friends of the Bridger-Teton
Promoting sustainable stewardship of the Bridger-Teton National Forest through partnerships, problem-solving, outreach and education.
Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative
Connecting and protecting habitat from Yellowstone to Yukon so people and nature can thrive.
WE ARE A GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS AND FILMMAKERS DRIVING CONSERVATION IMPACT THROUGH ETHICAL VISUAL STORYTELLING
Center for Biological Diversity
At the Center for Biological Diversity, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature — to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.
We want those who come after us to inherit a world where the wild is still alive.