Statement of foundation

The Founder

Aslihan Gedik

Wild@Life e.V. – Founder

In order to fully appreciate and understand the Foundation’s objectives, it is necessary to first understand the woman behind the foundation. Aslihan Gedik is by profession an Investment Banker. Her second life – the one that matters for the future of Africa’s wildlife species and the continent’s natural ecosystem – is what forms the basis of Wild@Life e.V. and her own life. An avid animal activist, Gedik has made it her life’s mission to protect the rights of abused, orphaned and endangered animal species. Local partner with African Lion & Environmental Research Trust on preservation work to rehabilitate the king of beasts to supporting the efforts of the Orangutan Outreach program in Indonesia, as well as protecting elephants and a broad range of primates in Africa and going to World's most dangerous war places like Syria to extract abandoned zoo animals, Gedik’s goal is to reinstate the importance of animal wildlife preservation. She has also demonstrated an exceptionally rare and unique ability to interact with wildlife, which has been captured and widely promoted by important media channels as well as Turkish Airlines.

Principally, Wild@Life is leveraging Gedik’s unique relationship with wild animals. As such, the Foundation brings a helping hand and rescue wildlife population in dire need. Under the care of the Wild@Life’s rehabilitation platforms, rescued animals are being released to national parks, secured game reserves, or designated sanctuaries, once they are ready to be integrated. The animals do remain as the Foundation’s rescues and Wild@Life e.V. is responsible for ensuring that these animals are well cared for during their natural lifespan. Wild@Life e.V. is also rescuing animals from war zones, like Syria, where the NGO saved 13 wild animals, where no other NGO even dared to enter.

Aslihan Gedik’s contribution to Animal Kingdom can be outlined as follow:

- Wild@Life e.V. – Founder

- African Lion environmental Research Trust

- Wildlife Action Group – Partner

- Primate Freedom Project – Board Member

- Gatewaytohell – Founder

- Orangutan Outreach – European Representative

- Anti Vivisection Platform – Founding Member

Aslihan Gedik’s Professional Life can be outlined as follow:

- Oyak Anker Bank GmbH – Former Deputy General Manager

- Offical Monetary and Financial Institution Forum – Council Member

- British Chamber Of Commerce Germany Rhein Main Region – Board Member

-The Convergence of Nations Book – Chapter Writer (African Foundations) - Link

- Speaker at professional Events