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Biologists Without Borders

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Causes: Animals, Wildlife Preservation & Protection

Mission: We are dedicated to conserving threatened species and their habitats through scientific research. Wildlife reserves in developing countries often have limited resources to effectively manage their wildlife populations. Biologists without Borders is a new non-profit that offers a unique approach to conservation needs. We provide professional wildlife biologists the opportunity to volunteer their time and expertise to important research projects around the world. We help match research needs of wildlife reserves with the expertise that enables them to achieve their management goals. In addition, we provide the necessary equipment to conduct that research. The results of our efforts allow managers to respond to key threats to species and habitat loss. Our approach also helps build bridges between U.S. scientists and their colleagues oversees.

Target demographics: Save African Wildlife

Direct beneficiaries per year: With your contribution, our research will help reserve managers to: respond to key threats, identify vulnerable species, protect essential habitats, fight poaching, and address human/wildlife conflicts.

Geographic areas served: Southern Africa

Programs: Investigate the effects of climate change on Elephant populations. Determine the population size of the endangered Suni antelope. Provide the information necessary to improve the conservation management of Lion populations.

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

Being on safari with Biologists Without Borders is remarkably different than going on safari. Sue Orloff invites guests into a world where passion, science and adventure coalesce (amalgamate ;)) to promote conservation. Her unique background as a wildlife biologist, curious world traveler and ardent advocate of African wildlife elevates the entire experience from just going on safari to being on safari. BWB succeeds beyond expectations in providing realistic experiences, comfortable accommodations, knowledgeable guides, and excellent researchers as resources. Whether it was watching the dehorning an endangered rhino, learning more about maligned hyenas, watching lions mate, the hippos, or sharing the road with cheetahs …being absorbed into the rhythm of each day was completely captivating. I will always remember Africa’s breathtaking beauty, and with immense respect, those dedicated to preserving this habitat. I have forever memories laced with gratitude and a humbling sense of responsibility….being there, on safari with Biologists without Borders.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have followed this non-profit from the beginning when it was just a possibility, grounded in passion, to the purposeful player it has become. In Africa, Biologist Without Borders has contributed to anti-poaching efforts, funded research promoting conservation and partnered with others to acquire wildlife habitat. This is an exciting new non-profit.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have known the founder, Sue Orloff, of Biologists without Borders for almost 40 years. There is no one more passionate about helping wildlife or more capable of accomplishing it. I am one of their biggest supporters.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been impressed by how much Biologists without Borders (BWB) has accomplished in the relatively short time they have been operating. Conservation projects from helping preserve elephant habitat to protecting lions from poaching, BWB is well on their way to becoming a top-notch charity for animal conservation. I am proud to be one of their donors.

Donor

Rating: 5

Wonderful non-profit with dedicated people who work very hard to help the animals of Africa.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have known Sue for over 20 years. She has a great passion for wildlife, the resolve to succeed, and knowledge to get the job done. This is a great non-profit that will help save African wildlife. Bravo!

Judy W.

Donor

Rating: 5

Biologists without Borders was started by my childhood friend who has always loved animals. As a retired biologist, she finally was able to fulfill her life long dream to take action against the atrocities and paths of extinction that have been jeopardizing many of our larger animals. BOB works with national parks, wildlife reserves, and independent research organizations around the world that are in need of assistance with their research and management programs. Please join me in helping this organization save some of the most venerable, and threatened animals on our planet.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Having worked for a number of non-profits and served on the boards of others, I can say that BWB has the key qualities worth supporting: dedicated, expert leadership; focus on problem-solving; vision for long-term impact; 95% of donations spent on projects. BWB works directly with wildlife reserves that have identified threats to species but lack the resources to resolve them. The needed scientific experts, equipment, training, and other support are then provided through BWB. Project research and results are made available to assist wildlife reserves and government agencies worldwide.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This is a small company with a big heart- funding scientific studies, buying conservation land, and supporting anti-poaching operations to protect African wildlife. The president, Sue Orloff, is devoting her life to this effort and teaming with other conservation organizations and parks to conduct research intended to save species in peril. BWB also supports graduate students looking for meaning thesis projects.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have personally met all involved...great people, great works...extreme dedication and commitment in helping to preserve the wilds of Africa

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a long time professional as a Philanthropic Advisor, this is an awesome organization. It has strong leadership, huge impact and if you care in any way about the beautiful animals in the world, this is a must contribute. Every dollar is spent directly for the benefit of the cause and the integrity of the work and the leadership is what helps make a huge difference. Save our animals, learn more and see what I mean.
Janis M
JMC Philanthropic Advising