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What We Do

WAE Foundation Founder - Ben Britton

As the face of Nat Geo Wild in Australia, Ben Britton gets closer to creatures great and small every day for a living.

Passionate about wildlife, Britton believes strongly in conservation through education. He has appeared in a number of documentaries and on various television programs throughout his 20 years of professional experience in animal husbandry and wildlife conservation that have taken him across the world, from reserves in Africa to sanctuaries in Asia.

In addition to his on-air role, Britton is the Director of the Wild Animal Encounters Foundation, a private conservation centre in the beautiful Hawkesbury, one hour north west of Sydney, Australia. The Conservation Centre in Wilberforce, operated by Wild Animal Encounters, is the only one of its kind in Australia that is focused on the preservation and conservation of exotic animal species.

Ben splits his time between his home in Wilberforce and Botswana, Africa where alongside the team at Mashatu Research he is working to help conserve big cats and other African wildlife. With his easy-going affability, Britton is well versed in communicating wildlife conservation messages in entertaining ways through the media. He also acts as the resident wildlife expert on Today on Channel Nine and is a regular on 702ABC in Sydney.

"I look forward to welcoming you to our Conservation Centre, and introducing you to the work we are doing for wildlife around the globe." Ben
Ben Britton Wae Foundation Founder

Our Conservation Actions

Our cause is the wild. We believe that we all, humankind and animals, have a future together. We believe in a world that we can share, a world where all our wild species can make a comeback. And we believe that for this future to become a reality, one species must lead us there....ours.