Ami Vitale - Stories of Hope

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Ami Vitale is a Nikon Ambassador and National Geographic magazine photographer. Instyle Magazine named Ami one of fifty Badass Women who are changing the world, a list that also includes Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Katie Couric, Cardi B, and Jane Goodall.

Ami is a founding member of Ripple Effect Images, an organization that uses storytelling to shed light on the hardships women in developing countries face and the programs that can help them.

Ami recently published a best-selling book, Panda Love: The Secret Lives of Pandas. She lectures for the National Geographic LIVE series. And she’s won a million different awards.

We talk about:

- Her time with Sudan, the last male northern white rhino

- The incredible conservation efforts supporting pandas in China

- Reteti, a community-run elephant sanctuary in Kenya

AMI’S OMAZE CONTEST - Support Ol Pejeta Conservancy and Join Ami Vitale on an African Safari & See the World’s Last Two Northern White Rhinos - www.omaze.com/rhinos

Please check out and support and support Ami’s work:

Web site: www.amivitale.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/amivitale/

Twitter: www.twitter.com/amivee

Facebook: www.facebook.com/amivitale1

OMAZE CONTEST: www.omaze.com/rhinos

Panda Love: The Secret Lives of Pandas: https://amzn.to/2XigR41

Ripple Effect Images: https://bit.ly/2Ep67cJ

Sources for topics discussed:

Instyle Badass 50 Women: https://bit.ly/2XiPdDZ

Reteti Elephant Sanctuary: https://bit.ly/2T8tCil

NatGeo Live: https://bit.ly/2VdJBca

Jane Goodall Institute: www.janegoodall.org

Jane Goodall documentary: https://on.natgeo.com/2hAFsgV

Manfrotto: www.manfrotto.us

Nikon: www.nikon.com

Samburu: https://bit.ly/2xGZj8B

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust: https://bit.ly/1i5Y1DO

Carl Safina: http://carlsafina.org/

Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel: https://amzn.to/2ck0RWF

Giraffes “humming” paper: https://bit.ly/2E8cyiL

West African giraffe success story: https://bit.ly/2TYOYMo

Ami’s NatGeo panda story: https://on.natgeo.com/2TORIMt

Zhang Hemin aka “Papa Panda”: https://bit.ly/2VdMCJO

...full show notes @ https://bit.ly/2TEX3ZE

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