Champions in Conservation - read their stories!
We proudly present The International A-Team! This growing group of young super-stars in conservation from around the world have done amazing things in conservation. Read their profiles. Invite them to your events. Let them inspire you!
Can kids do THIS?! Just look...
Collectively our 19 International A-Team Members have already raised nearly 1 Million dollars for conservation, saved over 80,000 acres of habitat, appeared in films, have been interviewed on national TV, won numerous awards, authored books, spoken at TED Talks, received over 50 MILLION views on YouTube, spoken at the Union of Concerned Scientists, and the United Nations, participated in committees at the White House, and have received recognition from President Obama.
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Introduction to the International A-Team
You could be on the International A-Team one day.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) makes Commendation for International A-Team!
International A-Team Member Name: Aidan Bodeo-Lomicky, Vaquita/Marine Life Current Age: 15 Years Active: 5 Website: http://vlogvaquita.com/ Email: Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA Greatest Event or Award: Primary Campaign: Save the Vaquita Education Efforts: ongoing blog, events, authored book, "The Vaquita, The Biology of an Endangered Porpoise", Edition 2, 2015 Funds Raised to Date: Bio: Aidan Bodeo-Lomicky, born in 2000, lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Even at a young age, Aidan showed a strong interest in...read more
International A-Team Member Name: Olivia Binfield, Wildlife Poet Current Age: 13 Years Active: 6 Website: NEW! www.OliviaBinfield.com Email: email@example.com Location: Kent, England Greatest Event or Award: Star of Britain's Got Talent TV show in 2010. Now over 50 MILLION VIEWS on YouTube. Primary Campaign: Endangered Species Preservation, Wildlife Poet Education Efforts: Wildlife Field Correspondent on the Jungle Deep podcast. Funds Raised to Date: Bio: At age 7, this little girl went out onto the giant TV...read more
International A-Team Member Name: Madeline Cranston, Ocean Warrior Current Age: 10 Years Active: 4 Website: www.coolclicksplanet.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @sharkwarriorjr Tagline: "With every breath we take, every drop of water we drink, we're connected to the ocean." Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Greatest Event or Award: Youngest recipient of the Leading Girls Building Communities Award, nominated in Youth Catagory, Women of Waterloo. Primary Campaign: Ocean preservation with an emphasis on sharks....read more
International A-Team Member Name: Allie Boyer, Orangutan Conservation Current Age: 15 Years Active: 8 Website: closed - on leave for health reasons. Email: closed. Location: Chico, California, USA Greatest Event or Award: Youth Ambassador of Orangutan Outreach Primary Campaign: Purses for Primates, a non profit I started in middle school. I collect gently used purses to re-sell at purse parties, with 100% of the proceeds going to orangutan releases through Orangutan Outreach. Education Efforts: Class presentations, produced the...read more
International A-Team Member Name: Amy Timmerman, Wildlife Educator Current Age: 16 Years Active: 5 Website: Email: email@example.com Location: Paris, Ontario, Canada Greatest Event or Award: Meeting Jane Goodall Primary Campaign: Endangered Species Preservation, Great Apes Preservation Education Efforts: Councilor in Training at Jungle Cat World Funds Raised to Date: $2,000 to Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund Bio: "I believe that the next generation of young conservationists are imperative to the further protection and conservation...read more
International A-Team Members Name: Rhiannon Tomtishen & Madison Vorva, Project Orangs Current Ages: 18 Years Active: 7 Website: www.ProjectOrangs.org Tag Line: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Location: USA Greatest Event or Award: see list below. Primary Campaign: Conservation of Orangutans/Palm Oil awareness/Palm Oil in Girl Scout Cookies Education Efforts: Public Speaking, Media Events- Our advocacy efforts have spread through hundreds of articles and interviews, bringing the issue of palm oil to mainstream media....read more
International A-Team Member Name: Josh Tiessen, Wildlife Painter Current Age: 18 Years Active: 8+ Website: www.joshtiessen.com Tag Line: "Josh Tiessen is a teenage professional fine artist from Canada. He is the youngest member of Artists for Conservation, ranked among the top nature and wildlife conservation artists in the world. He has his own foundation Arts for a Change from which he donates funds and art, generating over $30,000 to date for 40 charities that help people, wildlife and conservation. Email:...read more
International A-Team Member Name: Luca Berardi, Recycling, Music Video Production Current Age: 12 Years Active: 5 Website: http://yarhkenya.blogspot.com Tag Line: Email: email@example.com Location: Nairobi, Kenya, Africa Greatest Event or Award: recognition on KidsareHeros.org Primary Campaign: Recycling and environmental music videos Education Efforts: environmental music videos Funds Raised to Date: Welcome Video Introduction video of Y.A.R.H. Y.A.R.H. stands for Young Animal Rescue Heroes...read more
International A-Team Member Name: Avalon Theisen, Amphibian Conservationist Current Age: 13 Years Active: 4 Website: www.ConserveItForward.com Tag Line: "If we all do small acts, then together we will make big changes.", "Find a project you love, act on it. That's how you Conserve it Forward!" Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Tampa, Florida, USA Greatest Event or Award: see below Primary Campaign: Conservation of Frogs Education Efforts: Public Speaking, TV show, "Nature Tracks with Avalon" Funds Raised to...read more
International A-Team Members Name: Daniel & William Clarke, Orangutan Conservation Current Age: 18, 17 Years Active: 6 Website: www.TearsintheJungle.com Tag Line: Email: daniel@TearsintheJungle.com, william@TearsintheJungle.com Location: Terrey Hills, Australia Greatest Event or Award: Primary Campaign: Orangutan preservation, chimpanzee preservation Education Efforts: Authored book, "Tears In the Jungle", school presentations, media events Funds Raised to Date: $720,000 Bio: Australia: Sydney based brothers Daniel...read more
International A-Team Members Name: Olivia & Carter Ries, Endangered Species Conservation Current Age: 11 & 12 Years Active: 4 Website: www.OneMoreGeneration.org Tag Line: Email: email@example.com Location: Fayetteville, Georgia, USA Greatest Event or Award: http://onemoregeneration.org/2013/10/24/omg-honored-with-award-from-fulton-county-school-system/ https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.582578831765964.1073741833.108864552470730&type=3 Primary Campaign: Plastic Awareness Coalition, Rhino...read more
International A-Team Members Name: Ridgely Kelly & Josiah Utsch, Nautilus Conservation Current Age: 12 Years Active: 2 Website: www.savethenautilus.com Tag Line: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Maine, USA Greatest Event or Award: Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes Primary Campaign: Conservation of the Chambered Nautilus Education Efforts: website, speaking events, news stories Funds Raised to Date: $20,000 Bio: "My name is Ridgely Kelly and Im 12. In 2011 my friend Josiah read an article in...read more
International A-Team Member Name: James Brooks, Ape Conservation Current Age: 18 Years Active: 5+ Website: www.ApeAware.org, www.1000Classrooms.org Tag Line: Email: Apeaware@gmail.com Location: Ontario, Canada Greatest Event or Award: Primary Campaign: Primate preservation. Education Efforts: 2 websites and daily twitter messages about Bonobos. Funds Raised to Date: Bio: "From a very young age, apes and monkeys have always been my favourite animals. When my parents would take me to zoos as a kid, instead of trying to...read more
International A-Team Member Name: Lysander Christo, Elephant campaigner Current Age: 8 Years Active: 8 Website: www.christoandwilkinsonphotography.com Email: email@example.com Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA Greatest Event or Award: Speaking as the only child at the March for Elephants in front of the United Nations October 4th 2013 Primary Campaign: Save the elephants! Education Efforts: First piece published by Izilwane The Voices of Biodiversity-The Bones of Extinction Funds Raised to Date: Several thousand...read more