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 human and non-human 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 producing and hosting GLOBIO’s Apes Like Us YouTube series.
Gerry built his career as a wildlife film-maker, photographer, and writer whose work has appeared in National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, the New York Times, Ranger Rick, and more. His work is now featured on the YouTube channel Apes Like Us, which he also hosts. Gerry is the author of more than a dozen children’s books. Documenting nature for more than 30 years inspired him to found GLOBIO, a nonprofit, inspiring children to protect all life on Earth.