GLOBIO was founded by photographer/writer Gerry Ellis. From his work in schools in Africa and the USA Gerry understood the power of images to excite learning. Launched with content and experience from his two-decade environmental photojournalism career, Gerry quickly drew a wide range of exceptionally talented and dedicated people from children’s publishing, technology, the arts, business, and the education community. Each individual involved brings a unique skill set, and a deep personal passion, to connecting kids in global learning and dialogue.
Gerry Ellis created and founded GLOBIO as an outgrowth of the Wild Orphans elephant project in the late 1990s. He has worked extensively throughout the world and has experienced first hand the rapid loss of global biodiversity and its impact on children’s lives. Gerry has always recognized the educational value in connecting kids and people through wildlife to global issues we all face. He is currently on sabbatical from GLOBIO daily activities while producing Great Apes 2020 and the upcoming Apes Like Us YouTube series.