Our planet is in the midst of human-induced mass extinction. Thousands of species are disappearing on land and at sea. Wildlife crime is the second largest threat to species survival, generating billions of dollars in illegal revenue. Fueled entirely by human factors, this problem can be solved. Conservation medicine experts have joined forces with intelligence operatives and award-winning filmmakers to create a game-changing, high-impact strategy.
JANE, our Justice & Action Network for the Earth, is a collaboration of the National Marine Mammal Foundation, Earth League International, and Malaika Pictures. We use an intelligence-driven approach to develop 360-degree views of endangered species in biodiversity hotspots impacted by wildlife trafficking. JANE allows for rapid detection of major threats, disruption of supply chains, and development of holistic conservation actions that integrate and benefit local communities. From the start, ground-breaking filmmakers will expose the issues through social media and film to drive immediate and lasting change, while reinvesting proceeds into the model to ensure scalability and sustainability.
National Marine Mammal Foundationwebsite: https://www.nmmf.org/
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The National Marine Mammal Foundation and World Wildlife Fund are world-class wildlife conservation organizations will partner to increase veterinary capacity to save the endangered Indus River dolphins rescued from irrigation canals in Pakistan. The team hopes this model will be able to be replicated to save more marine mammal species.
Although difficult, the past 12 months have allowed NMMF the opportunity to adapt while keeping our mission and goals at the forefront. A snapshot of conservation achievements includes:
- Expanding partnerships with experts worldwide, providing intimate involvement in building solutions
- Publishing an International Union for Conservation of Nature report calling for an urgent, new approach to saving endangered cetaceans
- Advancing as veterinary leaders in the fight to save endangered marine mammals
- Leading an international effort to improve the survival of stranded Franciscana dolphins in South America
- Collaborating with international partners to address critical data gaps in at-risk cetaceans
- Refining the intelligence-led approach to conservation
- Creating species-specific health assessment protocols to standardize care and data collection
- Developing innovative methods to further vaquita conservation
- Pursuing epigenetics as a tool for health evaluation of endangered species
- Identifying capture myopathy prevention and mitigation tools to implement during crucial interventions
- Launching endangered species related educational events