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 -

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

Web site:





Panda Love: The Secret Lives of Pandas:

Ripple Effect Images:

Sources for topics discussed:

Instyle Badass 50 Women:

Reteti Elephant Sanctuary:

NatGeo Live:

Jane Goodall Institute:

Jane Goodall documentary:




David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust:

Carl Safina:

Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel:

Giraffes “humming” paper:

West African giraffe success story:

Ami’s NatGeo panda story:

Zhang Hemin aka “Papa Panda”:

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