mult. Marian C. Horzinek
Why I became ambassador of the BJF
Professor Marian C. Horzinek studied veterinary medicine in Germany and began his scientific career in virology at the Public Health Laboratory in Hannover. His publications include over 300 scientific papers and over 30 books and monographs, mainly on coronaviruses and virus infections of felids. After his retirement, he founded and chaired several international scientific committees, like the Advisory Board on Cat Diseases (www.abcd-vets.org). During his career, he has gained prizes and awards from research organizations in Germany, Belgium, Australia, Japan and The Netherlands, and honorary.. Read further
Having worked on virus diseases of cats - domestic and feral - for most of my life, the Black Jaguar Foundation appeals to me.
It is not just the animal, that elegant and elusive felid, it is it ecosystem that needs our attention and care, and I am prepared to campaign for support and sponsorship to safe the species and its habitat.
|Dr. Leandro Silveira||Background||Why I became ambassador of the BJF|
|Dr. Silveira has been studying jaguar ecology and conservation for 20 years. He holds a Ph.D in Animal Biology from the University of Brasília, Brazil. In 2002, he founded the Brazilian NGO Jaguar Conservation Fund (JCF), the only organization exclusively dedicated to jaguar research and nature conservation. Through the JCF, he initiated the Araguaia River Biodiversity Corridor Project, to protect one of the main watercourses of central Brazil as a crucial resource for biodiversity conservation. He is member of the IUCN Cat Specialist Group since 2002. Read further||
It is with great pleasure to be Ambassador of the Black Jaguar Foundation. What a great initiative of the BJF it is to raise awareness and funds on a global scale to make the challenging Araguaia River Biodiversity Corridor Project a success! Our organization of mainly scientists have our focus in the field and with the marketing-support and productions of the BJF I feel we make a great team. Persistence and professionalism are key values for JCF which I recognize in the team of the BJF.
|Nalden||Background||Why I became ambassador of the BJF|
Nalden is regularly sought out for his fresh perspective and obstinate but clever style of consulting on everything from music and gadgets to authenticity and reinventing word-of-mouth.
As a ‘social entrepreneur’ he’s focused on exploring new ways to reach people without interrupting them, in which he already succeeded with his Wallpaper Advertising business model on Nalden.net and as co-founder of WeTransfer.com. With his knowledge about technology and the impact this new media is having on the world he’s always working on connecting the dots to make this a better world to live in, by sharing and supporting. Read further
|It's great to play a supportive role in such an awesome project! Not only because I'm fascinated with the Black Jaguar since I've watched Jungle Book as a kid, but mainly to protect a part of the Amazon rainforest also known as the most vital oxygen producer and water filter for us, humans. This is for my future kids, kids!|
|Prof. Dr. Jan van Hooff||Background||Why I became ambassador of the BJF|
|Professor Jan A.R.A.M. van Hooff (1936) studied biology and specialised in ethology, the study of animal behaviour, under the guidance of Nobel-prize winner Nico Tinbergen in Oxford. From 1980 until his retirement in 2001 he was professor in Ethology and Socio-ecology at the University of Utrecht. He is and has been a board member of numerous organisations and foundations, concerned with scientific research and nature conservation, e.g. president of the Royal Netherlands Zoological Society, founding president of the Netherlands Society for Behavioural Biology, founding member and president of the Jane Goodall Institute of the Netherlands, president of the Society for Mammology and the Protection of Mammals etc. Van Hooff is a fellow of the KNAW (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences) and Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau. Read further||I grew up in a zoo and thus I became infected with a lifelong fascination for the wonderful creatures that share our planet with us. As a child, little could I expect that the existence of many of these creatures would be at stake barely three quarters of century later due to the exponential expansion of one dominant species, the human being. I, therefore, sympathise strongly with the objective of the Black Jaguar Foundation, to take this rare and mysterious black beauty as an icon in its efforts to raise public concern and to mobilise forces to conserve the natural heritage of the south-american continent.|
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