Growing up along the Mediterranean Sea, meant bumpy rides, long siestas and many small-scale memories of fire. 2021 turned these memories into a nightmare—the hideous breath of a wildfire closing in on villages at the end of July, many volunteering to help firefighters put out the embers armed with just a pair of gloves.
WildatLife e.V. (Wild@Life) has been working intensively on two zoo rescues over the past few months. One of the Zoo is in Burkina Faso, the other one in Kaduna, Nigeria. Both places were horror zoos and not a single NGO was putting their hands on for helping the places, until we have heard the abuses ourselves.
WildatLife is working intensively, both undercover and emergency, in the notorious Nigerian wet-markets. The trafficking is decimating the wildlife population and are places that gives birth to pandemics. We need a government level both on national and international level to stop the trade.
A canned hunt is a trophy hunt which is not "fair chase"; it has been made too easy for the hunter. In some examples, animals have been kept in a confined area, such as in a fenced-in area, increasing the likelihood of the hunter obtaining a kill.
WildatLife e.V. (Wild@Life) has launched the first campaign in Turkey, targeting wildlife trafficking and “famous” social media people using primates they have bought via the illegal trade, for their own fame. For this vital important mission, we have collaborate with the Turkish Government to stop a famous Social Media Influencer and Youtuber who is fueling wildlife trafficking repeatedly and abusing the primates he outsources from smugglers.
"Gelecek" (Future) Mercedes magazine interviewed with WildatLife (Wild@Life) CEO Aslihan Gedik.
Wild@Life e.V. was mentioned on the OECD latest Global Forum on The Environment And Climate Change, a Sustainable Recovery - The Building Blocks. This shows the extent of our credibility in the area of Biodiversity conservation, law enforcement and protection of species combined with various aspects of pandemics such as Covid 19.
"Gelecek" (Future) Mercedes magazine featured on its 1st issue Mercedes Benz new Global Campaign "She's Mercedes", where listing Wild@Life CEO Aslihan Gedik as one of the 3 most inspiring women of Turkey.
A French movie company has taken a short documentary about the life of our Founder Asli Han Gedik and her amazing relations to wild animals and the crew spent time in Zimbabwe and Zambia for the filming of the movie. The movie has been broadcasted on C8 French channel. The filming took place under the warmest season (47 degrees) and showcases the relationship with elephants and lions.
3rd Istanbul Economy Summit The 3rd Istanbul Economy Summit took place in Çırağan Palace on Thursday, December 5th, with the theme: Are We Ready for the New World Order? The Istanbul Economy Summit is a platform where the world economy leaders debate the new world order and the opportunities brought on by it, helping the participant businesses to implement partnerships in different countries.
During the last quarter of 2017 we have found two chimpanzees, in Angola, kept in small chicken cages. Once rescued from poachers, these two spent their entire lives in separate cages. A plan was needed to be implemented to save Joana, 21 and Riquita, 16, from this miserable condition.
Wild@Life e.V. is proud to be the new partner of Eis Fontenalla Frankfurt, the most famous ice cream hop. They have presented their new flavor of VEGAN ICE CREAM, banana with chestnut and cranberry, specially designed and made for us Wild@Life and the lions we save!!
We are proud to be featured in Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine this week! You can read Aslihan Gedik's interview who is Founder and Chairman of Wild@Life e.V. by clicking above picture.
Our USA Representative and dearest friend Kristy Drinkwater tremendous love and effort for Wild@Life has led her to get the amazing support of Pelzer Windery and they are doing a fundraiser for our Chimpanzee Rescue Project! If you are around please do join this great gathering and help save us wildlife!
World famous 100% cotton peshtemal brand Tama Towels has decided to support Africa and teamed up with Wild@Life to contribute to a school we support in Zambia. In that context Tama has produced an African line and 10% of the sale profits will go to our work in Zambia.
Elite Islands Resorts and Wild@Life Foundation is working together to save the remaining wildlife left. The Resorts is world renown for its luxurious 5 star hotels spread around heavenly Caribbean Islands like Antigua, St Lucia, Barbados and the Grenadines.
Germany's biggest charity action is over. Wild@Life made a huge success again: over 10,000 clubs and organizations have inspired members for the action and enabled friends for voting. Now the winners are out: Wild@Life won the 121nd place among 1748 charities, thanks to the supporters and the trust they have shown in the Founder and the work Wild@Life has done over the past years.
A year ago exactly this week, I have found the 2 chimpanzees in a backyard of a restaurant, imprisoned in chicken cages for 16 and 21 years. This was a case I couldn’t turn my head to. Something needed to be done. Cabinda is a remote region and politically very mixed. It is a part of Angola and hard to reach for the country itself.