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Gabby Wild
Locations:

New York, United States

Roles:
  • EDGE Champion
[General description section]

Gabby Wild is an American wildlife conservationist/ animal activist who promotes and fundraises for animal protection through various forms of adventurism activism. Although she is more accustomed to surviving in jungles, savannas, saddles, and sleds, Gabby is venturing into the fashion jungle to combine eco-fashion with threatened animal conservation for 12 genetically, geographically, evolutionarily, and characteristically unique animals. Conservation projects for 9/12 animals are supported by ZSL, and thus all funds raised for those animals will go directly to them. 

To get the attention of the public, she will be wearing 12 animal-inspired and custom-designed outfit in 12 months for 12 endangered species, thus wearing only 1 outfit for an entire month. With that attention, Gabby will be educating the public on the conservation of each animal and how to live a "greener" life in order to put awareness into action. Furthermore, she aims to raise $12,000 to save each animal.

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Organisation

The Gabby Wild Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charity based in the United States 

with the following mission: 

(a) To preserve, protect and conserve domesticated, critically endangered, endangered and threatened species and their natural habitats and ecosystems;

(b) To educate the public regarding the rights, welfare, protection, conservation, benefits and necessity of domesticated, critically endangered, endangered and threatened species and their natural habitats and ecosystems;

(c) To generate widespread publicity of the state, status and plight of domesticated, critically endangered, endangered and threatened species and their natural habitats and ecosystems, which may include widespread awareness campaigns, fundraising campaigns and other related events, through and in all types and forms of media;

(d) To support, cooperate, facilitate, promote and educate the public regarding the purposes, campaigns, activities and efforts of other animal-related not-for-profits, non-governmental organizations and research institutes to the extent such purposes, campaigns, activities and efforts further the above purposes; and

(e) To raise funds in support of the above purposes.

In other words, The Gabby Wild Foundation, Inc. likes to save wildlife, revitalize the planet, and stay Wild!

Position within organisation

Gabby Wild is the founder, spokesperson, and president of The Gabby Wild Foundation, Inc. 

She received her Bachelor of Science with Distinction in Honor's Research as a double major in Animal Science and Biology at Cornell University and is currently a veterinary student at The College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University. 

Relevant species

Fewer than 1,000 of these two-humped camels survive today in one of the most hostile regions on earth.

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Asia's largest mammal, this 'keystone' species plays a vital role in maintaining its forest ecosystem.

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The scientific name of this rare and beautiful species literally means ’fire-coloured cat‘.

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This river dolphin can detect light, but its eyes lack lenses, leaving it unable to resolve images.

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The largest living amphibian, the Chinese giant salamander can reach lengths of 1.8 metres.

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Described in 2003, this species is the sole member of the first new frog family to be discovered since 1926!

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As its name suggests, this is the smallest of the galago species.  It is distinguishable by its long bottle-brush tail and distinctive call.

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Fundraising
Fundraising target: $108,000
Recent activities

12 in 12 for 12 welcomes fashion designers Althea Harper and Kristin Haskins Simms, contestants of American TV Show Project Runway, Calle Evans, Amelia Brown, and Katie Elks!

Links
Contact

For any questions, comments, or concerns, please email either:

General Inquiries: inquiries@gabbywild.com

Or

Media Inquiries: k.pessalano@bellapr.com

Associated Blog Posts
7th Jun 12
Over the past month of May, Gabby Wild has been a busy bee. In conjunction with EDGE she launched her campaign to save the Chinese giant salamander, which is...  Read

15th Mar 12
Gabby Wagner (aka Gabby Wild) has walked an extraordinary path to get where she is today. Currently a veterinary student at Cornell University in New Yor...  Read

[Title:] 12 in 12 for 12
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For the entire year of 2012, Gabby Wild will highlight an endangered or critically endangered species to represent each month of the year through originally-designed outfits created by up-and-coming fashion designers. These outfits will embody a different animal each month, with proceeds raised going to that month’s particular species.  Gabby will be working hand-in-hand with these 12 up-and-coming fashion designers, who will be pulling their inspiration from both the animals and Gabby’s own personal style and flair.  Silk scarves, hand bags and bracelets will be retailed on the campaign website, with full proceeds also going to the animals. 


[Title:] Gabby's Inspiration: Khun Chai, the baby Asian Elephant
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What really turned Gabby “wild” was her baby elephant, Khun Chai, who was stolen from his mother in the wild in Thailand. While working there, Gabby spent her time trying to nurse him back to health and was having unbelievable success. But after Gabby returned to Cornell University, Khun Chai’s health declined and he passed away. Gabby was distraught by his death because had he not been taken from the wild, he would still be alive today. From this experience, Gabby set out on her mission to protect and save all animals, small or large, in the clinic and on the field, through veterinary medicine and animal activism.