Silent Heroes Foundation

Silent Heroes Foundation

Come see us in our new coastal Georgia office!

Please note our new mailing address, and that we are no longer able to pick up in the DC Metro area. We will now be picking up in the region from Savannah south to Jacksonville, and as always accept donations at any time by mail.

Silent Heroes Foundation
1 Retreat Place
Saint Simons Island, GA 31522

Open September 1st, 2014!

Photographer Jere Hietala Joins Forces to Save Rhinos

Amidst growing concerns that poaching syndicates are now turning their sights on Namibia, the Silent Heroes Foundation has begun to campaign for increased security measures at a number of the country’s reserves and farms where rhino are found. Finnish photographer Jere Hietala recently contacted the Foundation with a sincere interest in joining the fight against poaching in Africa.  The result—a partnership aimed at bringing the issue to light through visual storytelling.  In October, Jere will travel to remote regions of Namibia, led by members of the Foundation, for an up close and personal photojournalist experience.  Jere’s work will be showcased at a fundraiser for the Foundation, and images will be used by the Foundation to raise awareness on the issue of poaching in Africa.  Proceeds from this initiative will go towards supporting the Foundation’s Specialized Interdiction Unit and their work in wildlife protection. 

 Jere Hietala


Center for Rhino Protection:

The Silent Heroes Foundation supports the creation of a large-scale, biologically viable, comprehensive high-security protection zone for species at risk of extinction due to poaching.  This ‘sanctuary’ will ensure that species can continue reproducing successfully, engaging in normal free-ranging behaviors, forage normally, and with enough habitat to allow for an environment free of stresses on the population that might otherwise result from human intervention or influence.  Although the concept originated as a result of the ongoing crisis with rhino poaching, it will allow for the protection of other species at risk, such as pangolin, wild dog, and cheetah.... Learn More

ShareJoin Team RunWild! for RNR Savannah Marathon & Half-Marathon Weekend 2014:

Want to raise money for Silent Heroes and truly make an impact? Then join us and RunWild! Whether you enjoy running, biking, swimming, walking, or any combination in between, you can participate in our RunWild! campaign to help raise money and awareness for our mission in Africa. >>read more

Veterinary Student Externships

Silent Heroes welcomes students to our externship programs in Africa on a year-round basis.  Students will spend several weeks experiencing life as a veterinarian/conservationist in-training at one of our projects in Africa, where students will become immersed in caring for animals, participating in research to benefit the project, and learning the challenges unique to international veterinary medicine in a developing country.

The program is a benefit to both the student and the project, as well as the scientific community as a whole.  By connecting projects to the student's home University, there is an opportunity for a wide variety of expertise and assistance.  Research and clinical experience contribute to the pool of greater scientific knowledge related to wildlife conservation and One Health medicine in Africa.  Follow along with our externs on their adventures in Africa, and be a part of the excitement as they care for orphan elephants, immobilize rhinos, bleed buffalos, vaccinate village dogs, educate villagers about humane care of donkeys, and protect the endangered mountain gorillas (to name but a few)!

Silent Heroes accepts applications to our veterinary student externship program on a year-round basis, and we offer placement at a number of veterinary and wildlife projects in Africa. For more information please click on our externships tab in the upper left corner of our site, or contact Dr. Adams at: