“Our task must be to free ourselves … by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.” ~ Albert Einstein, in a letter dated 1950
Dori Gurwitz, Founder
Dori’s passion for wildlife runs deep in his blood. Having been raised in Kenya, he spent every free moment in the bush tracking wildlife and spending time with the Massai. He left Kenya in his early 20′s and moved to the urban jungle of New York City. There, he was a part of the digital and social media revolution, working with Fortune 500 and entertainment and luxury brands, establishing their presence globally.
Dori realized the disconnect we have with our natural world, after observing the rapid decline in our world’s biodiversity over the years, due to human expansion and consumption of wildlife products. In November 2009, he started Bush Warriors to give wildlife a voice and a fighting chance to wildlife, hoping to restore some of the balance that has been lost. Armed with knowledge of the wild and the experience from the “Urban Jungle”, Dori and the Bush Warriors Clan are on a mission to educate the world and save all that is left of our wildlife and ecosystems. The reality is that once a species goes extinct, not only is it lost forever, but its ecosystem balance is lost as well.
“People always knew about poaching, but never fully understood it, or the extent of ecosystem damage it causes. It’s now up to us global citizens of the world to rise up and become a force and a voice for our wildlife. If we don’t, we will lose it forever. We will ultimately lose ourselves, as the human race, if we do not put an end to the loss of our world’s natural resources immediately.”
Our mission in Bush Warriors is a simple one: we want to go extinct. We can only do so when our world’s wildlife is flourishing and nature’s balance is restored once again. Part of this mission involves reaching as many people as possible and educating them about the reality faced by the world’s wildlife. We seek to establish an understanding amongst the global community of how we are impacting our planet and what needs to happen to stop it.
We recently launched the Bush Warriors Fund, a US-based non-profit whose purpose is to generate funds to support conservation projects around the world. Our Organization of the Day feature highlights small, grassroots organizations that we feel are making large contributions to conservation. In the future, we plan to fund these types of efforts with the money we raise, in addition to continuing our venture to raise global awareness about the plight of earth’s inhabitants.
I welcome you to join our tribe and spread the word. One way for you to get involved would be by participating in our Bush Warriors Ambassador program.
My favorite animal: Hippos
Favorite Music : Electronic/Trance