Gerry Ellis is a bit of a globetrotter. As a nationally known photographer working for National Geographic and other international clients, he had felt a need to connect educators and donors in the U.S. with communities he’d visited in Africa and Asia to help save endangered species and broaden ecological awareness.
He founded GLOBIO in 2002 to provide interactive biodiversity resources for children. Since then it has evolved into a multi-faceted non-profit dedicated to biodiversity education and outreach via projects such as the Orangutan Tree Project, the LUCI Light Project, educator travel opportunities, the Apes Like Us channel on YouTube, and creating documentary films such as “Before They’re Gone.” The site has a strong fundraising focus and features an online shop to subsidize the projects.
This project was a joy to work on. In addition to the inspiration and opportunity to help make the world a better place, having Gerry’s amazing photos and films offered us an abundance of compelling images to work with. We are honored to have been a part of this project.