In the early 1990’s, Dr. Tony Povilitis and colleagues created Life Net Nature to mobilize people to protect wildlife and nature. Life Net first worked on nature conservation in Chile at the local, regional, and national levels. It then turned to establishing Grizzly Bear critical habitat in the San Juan mountains of Colorado.
More recently, Life Net has worked on endangered species policy in the US, coral reef protection on Maui, and bird and wildlife conservation in Ecuador and Kenya. Life Net manages a protected area in Ecuador called Reserva Las Tangaras, which is open to the public.
In 2015, Life Net’s directors, Dr. Tony Povilitis and Dr. Dusti Becker, began work on natural resources conservation in the Solomon Islands and hope to expand efforts for Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Thanks to a generous donor, they researched over 20 MPAs.
Life Net provides educational volunteer opportunities, works on policy change, and does research on wildlife populations and their conservation. The species change, as do locations, but the goal is always the same: to protect wild nature on our one and only Earth!