Saving Animals From Extinction (SAFE) Worldwide

About SAFE


My name is Linda Lanzl, founder of SAFE, and I have been dedicated to the conservation of endangered species all my adult life.  I live in California and decided that I could no longer just watch from the sidelines and do nothing, other than give to the various animal and conservation charities.  I created 'SAFE' because I felt that not enough was being done to educate people about the precarious situation many of the world's most endangered species are in.

 

I have traveled to over 60 countries around the world.  My first trip to Africa was in 1997 and included an encounter with the Mountain Gorillas in the Virunga Mountains in Rwanda. It changed my life forever. I felt an amazing connection to this incredible species and knew that we had to save the last remaining 700 that are left in the wild.  I then started traveling to other areas of the world, such as the Amazon, Borneo, China and have returned to Africa several times since.  I have since  made it a personal commitment to save other species that are close to extinction and need our help to survive.

 

In June of 2007, I returned with my husband to the Virunga mountains of Uganda and Rwanda for another opportunity to be amongst the rare mountain gorilla. It reinforced my commitment to help save this incredible species, so close to extinction, due to land encroachment, poaching and human wars that afflict their habitat.

 

Our focus is to provide education in schools and through this website to encourage the next generation to have a voice in protecting the most valuable resources we have on this planet (land and water) that will allow all species to survive and thrive and be free.

 

This is my commitment to you.  It is also my commitment to those other living beings that have the same right to live and walk freely amongst us all.