SUPPORT THE ANIMALS AND THEIR HABITATS

SUPPORT THE ANIMALS AND THEIR HABITATS

 

President and CEO:

Derek Petrisko is:

"A VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS"

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8A3toYGdu3M winner of the NSHSS Earth Day Foundation Environmental Award!

​    Youngest non-profit CEO for an environmental and                    wildlife charity wins international accolades:

Scholoarship Awarded: NSHSS Foundation Earth Day  2020

 DEREK PETRISKO

  • FORT LAUDERDALE, FL

  • WESTMINSTER ACADEMY 

Derek was finishing his Junior year of high school at Westminster Academy in Fort Lauderdale where he is part of the Varsity Baseball Team and a member of the National Honor Society, when he received this award. In January, Derek was appointed as an Ambassador for the National Society of High School Scholars and has been sharing information about the organization with his peers ever since. As the president and CEO of a 501c3 non-profit charity, Wild Over Wildlife, Derek has had ample opportunities to raise awareness about wildlife. He organizes ongoing community service projects, such as mangrove restoration and arranging eco-tourism adventures to engage families with nature. Derek also travels to film endangered species and threatened habitats, and makes documentaries to share his experiences with the world. Currently, Wild Over Wildlife campaigns include putting an end to shark finning, transitioning from plastic to reusable shopping bags, and banning plastic straws in the city. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

"NO MANGROVE = NO MAN"

 

                   and

       The Indian River Lagoon

 

Spoil Islands Restoration expanding           through the Caribbean, Africa,

  Central and South America!

 

We are entering our seventh year of this native habitat restoration project which has harvested, nurtured, and transplanted millions of red mangrove seedlings.

We now how restoration projections beginning in Trinidad and Tobago, South America, Central America, and our friends at the Kaskazi Environmental Alliance in Kenya are continuing work on their ONE MILLION seedling transplant!

Each fall, the propagules are harvested, grown, then transplanted to the Spoil Islands, eastern Kenyan coast, South America, the Caribbean and Central America.
 

Contact us on ways you can help this project continue to grow!

 

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      Blue Marble Project with Dr. Guy Harvey

 

Wild Over Wildlife is Partnering with

Guy Harvey Ocean

Foundation for the Stingray Survey

in Grand Cayman.

Documentary by Guy Harvey and

George Schellenger available on

Amazon:        

https://vimeo.com/325509456

 

                                               

 

 

 

                                                   WOW CEO Derek Petrisko

 

 

Dr. Guy Harvey, Jessica Harvey, Christian Petrisko wrangle rays.

THEY'RE GOLDEN!

June 20, 2019:

Derek Petrisko,

Christian Petrisko, and

Lilly Tougas received their

Congressional Gold Medals

in Washington, D.C. honoring

their lifetime dedication, service,

and achievements to the world

of conservation!

ONGOING WORK:

Coral Restoration Foundation dives, Key Largo

*Whale Shark aggregation & Whale Shark Festival: Isla Mujeres, Mexico

*Help us identify more feral cat populations for our TNR program in which the animals are trapped, neutered/spayed, vaccinated, and returned to their colonies.

CAMPAIGNS:

"GIVE A SIP" PERSUADES CITY OFFICIALS TO BAN THE USE OF PLASTIC STRAWS! NEXT IS PLASTIC BAGS:

"JUST BAG IT!" will stop reusable shopping bags, one bag at a time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The arribada! Guanacaste, Costa Rica, working with esteemed conservationist, Randall Arauz on Olive Ridley sea turtle conservation. We are also continuing our fight to protect Costa Rica's sharks from the illegal practice of shark finning and their beautiful rainforests from deforestation.

Below: Local artist, Molly Phillips (left), creates a masterpiece for the Howl-O-Ween Ball

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Having fun with WOW!

 

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