“In the end, we will conserve only what we love,
we will love only what we understand,
we will understand only what we are taught.”
This section was created from a simple observation: if we are inspired, if we are wow-ed by what we see and hear, we are more likely to care. And when we start caring about nature and wildlife, we start taking actions to protect it. The list is non-exhaustive and will grow overtime. Also Geraldine's blog will be up soon.
Sections to browse with no moderation:
> Watch wildlife as it happens in their natural environment
> 360 videos to watch with a virtual reality mask for an immersive experience among wild animals in their habitat.
> Conservation job websites to browse all the opportunities!
> YouTube videos showcasing species we support or other inspiring content
> Photography, nature and wildlife websites to dream and keep up with the news
> Travel and experience Nature & Wildlife
Virtual reality experience with 360 videos
In order to experience 360 videos, you need to be equipped with a virtual reality mask. Their prices vary from a few pounds to hundred of pounds but worry not, the basic ones will guarantee your viewing experience to be incredible! Go on giveasyoulive.com, make sure you are registered with Wild & Free - Rehabilitation and Release so a percentage of your purchase is donated to us, and go on Amazon. Type "Google cardboard" or "Virtual Reality mask" for a higher-end product and be ready for the amazing journey awaiting with wild animals!
Select one of the video below on your smartphone, insert your smartphone in the mask, and enjoy. There are any more available!
Ever considered experiencing wildlife abroad, going on a safari or volunteering in a rehabilitation centre?
Please do not hesitate to contact us so we can point you to the places we have visited or recommend.
Geraldine Morelli is also a personal travel agent and always keen to help plan holidays in nature and involving ethical wildlife sightings.
Photography, Wildlife and nature news websites
Follow the news, be part of animal lovers community, be inspired and become engaged with this inspiring websites:
> Mirko Chianucci photography: Not only is Mirko an incredibly talented photographer, but his passion and respect for wildlife and nature really shines through his photos. Mirko has also kindly accepted to let Wild&Free uses any of his photos for our work, and we couldn't be prouder to help promoting his work in return! There is also a wonderful section dedicated to Wild&Free on his website, and we are so thankful for his support. Please go visit the website now and follow him on Facebook and Instagram.
Following talks to students and supporters of the charity, the question of where to look for jobs in conservation came up enough to deserve a section here.
> Primate Info net: focuses on primate career opportunities including volunteering experiences, also useful for primate related resources.
> Conservation careers: upload your CV, read some good career tips.
Fall in love with Pangolins Project Pangolin - Wild & Free in Vietnam
Geraldine Morelli, Founder of Wild & Free - Rehabilitation and Release went to visit Save Vietnam's Wildlife centre in Cuc Phuong National Park, northern Vietnam, in March 2018. The visit aimed to gain a firsthand insight into their work to save the Pangolin. Through the generous support of donors, we were able to give both financial donations and a selection of items that often cannot be found in Vietnam, yet are very useful for their day to day work.
Wildlife conservation and the art of letting go TEDx Wandworth, 16th November 2015
In November 2015, Geraldine has the great opportunity to talk at a TEDx event. Her message was simple: if you really love wild animals, you have to learn to let go.
Orphan orangutans at Nyaru Menteng rehabilitation centre Borneo, January 2016
The number of rescued orangutans sadly keeps increasing, and was particularly high after the devastating fires in Borneo end of 2015. Orphans need space, enrichment, a healthy diet, a hygienic place to grow, love and care to learn the skills they will need in the wild.
Yucatan Black howler monkeys release by Wildtracks Belize, June 2015
This video shows a troop of endangered Yucatan Black howler monkeys taking their first steps out in the wild, a successful release by Wildtracks rehabilitation centre in Belize that Wild & Free has proudly contributed to.
The Iberian Lynx Spain, November 2014
This video from Planet Doc documentary explains the conservation status of the Iberian Lynx in Spain at the Doñana National Park, which is the same in Portugal. Watch this beautiful but endangered car and understand why it is so important to save the Iberian Lynx.
Chacma Baboons pre-release by RWRC South Africa, October 2011
This troop of Chacma baboons being prepared for their release by RWRC starts at 30 min. It was part of a documentary called "Freaks And Creeps Africa's-Weird Animals" by Animal Planet with the famous presenter Lucy Cooke.
How wolves change rivers Yellowstone National Park, February 2014
When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable "trophic cascade" occurred. What is a trophic cascade and how exactly do wolves change rivers? George Monbiot explains in this movie remix.