Changing Planet

Fighting for Brazil’s Stolen Species

National Geographic Emerging Explorer and conservation biologist Juliana Machado Ferreira is on the front line of Brazil’s fight against a thriving illegal wildlife trade. She works with law enforcement and other agencies to curb the trafficking of songbirds, parrots, and macaws, as well as other species.

Read more about Juliana Machado Ferreira and her work:
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FIELD PRODUCER: J.J. Kelley
PRODUCER/EDITOR: Julia Wall
PRODUCER: Kristin Wilcox
COMPOSER: Matt Brandau
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Anastasia Cronin and Jennifer Shoemaker
ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS: David Ehrenberg and Alexandra Verville

J.J. Kelley is an Emmy nominated filmmaker and adventurer focusing on issues of conservation and wildlife crime. A producer and director of photography at National Geographic, Kelley’s work has appeared on The National Geographic Channel, NOVA, The New York Times, Outside Television and PBS.He is also the co-creator of the adventure production company, Dudes on Media. In addition to winning over 40 film festival awards including, Paddler Magazine called his Emmy nominated second film, "Paddle to Seattle" “the best feature film about paddling produced in the past decade.”Kelley is an Appalachian Trail Thru-hiker, biked across Alaska, kayaked from Alaska to Seattle, and traveled the length of The River Ganges. He regularly stops in the studios as a guest on National Geographic Weekend and recently starred in a television commercial for Nature Valley.
  • Alexis Drake

    I’m not rich…so I can’t donate really any money…are there any other ways I can help?
    Thanks,
    Alex

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