Volunteering at Wildtracks in Belize, here I am feeding two victims of the illegal pet trade (Orphaned spider monkeys) one was found with seven bullet wounds.

Volunteering at Wildtracks in Belize, here I am feeding two victims of the illegal pet trade (Orphaned spider monkeys) one was found with seven bullet wounds.

Jason Lewis Miller

My name is Jason Miller, from Tyne and Wear, UK. Now 25 I am working in Liberia as the on-sight sanctuary manager of the first and only rehabilitation centre for animals that have fallen victim to the illegal wildlife and bush meat trade. Although working with animals hands on is an amazing opportunity and it is an overwhelming experience when you get the unique chance to release wildlife back to the wild, education still remains a strong passion of mine. Education is one of the many keys to the success in conservation.

My motivation to keep going is the inspiration I get from people who want to help in the conservation field and of course, without trying to sound anthropomorphic, watching newly confiscated animals begin to behave and interact as natural as possible taking into consideration the conditions and mistreatment they often come from.

This is why I’m excited to attend the Y4WC forum and CITES CoP. To interact face to face with international conservationists who face similar issues all of whom want people and wildlife to co-exist sustainably. Together we can create solutions!