Wildlife Impact is a non-profit organization formed in 2015. Our mission is to protect wildlife in developing countries through evidence-based evaluation, capacity development and advocacy. We are a team of professionals who are passionately committed to protecting the diversity of wildlife and natural habitats in developing countries.
Advancing wildlife conservation and welfare through evidence-based evaluation, capacity development and advocacy.
Who we are:
Wildlife Impact was founded by Julie Sherman and Linda Brent. Julie has been working professionally to protect wildlife and natural habitats for 20 years, including western North American wildlife, fish and marine mammals of the Western Pacific Ocean, endangered wildlife of the developing world, and most recently African primates. She has served as Executive Director for two nonprofit organizations for a total of 9 years. Julie has a Master’s degree and has studied fruit bats, birds and primates in the wild. Linda Brent, PhD, is a primate behavior and primate welfare expert. She founded Chimp Haven, a sanctuary for retired laboratory chimpanzees. Linda served the Executive Director of Chimp Haven for 10 years. Wildlife Impact committee members are experts in conservation, ecology, wildlife healthcare and welfare, capacity development, evaluation and monitoring, and nonprofit management. Read about our team and learn why our work is so important.
Learn more about what we do.
Wildlife Impact is a proud member of the Species Survival Network, an international coalition of over eighty non-governmental organizations (NGOs) committed to the promotion, enhancement, and strict enforcement of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).