Who Are The Silent Heroes?
To us, the ‘Silent Heroes’ are all of those individuals working on the front lines and/or quietly behind the scenes of conservation and One Health in Africa. Additionally it includes all of those heroes who support our work and allow us to make a small but viable impact on those things for which we are passionate about in the world. Without our heroes we the Foundation wouldn’t exist, nor would many of the animals we are fighting to protect. We are extremely grateful to have the opportunity to pursue our passions and find ways to make small contributions to the ‘bigger picture’ of conservation in Africa.
Silent Heroes Foundation was formed through the partnership of friends and colleagues Dr. Hayley Adams and Dr. Innocent Rwego. The two met while conducting research on mountain gorillas and chimpanzees in Uganda. Both are enthusiastic conservationists, with a goal to improve the quality of life for wildlife and endangered species in Africa. They both have worked with a variety of wildlife such as great apes, rhinos, and lions. Both veterinarians also specialize in infectious and zoonotic disease research. Silent Heroes aids veterinarians, physicians, and rangers in Africa by supplying them with needed resources, and provides adjunct training for Park rangers and fellow conservationists.