The world is changing radically, at lightning speed, on every level. We face a host of urgent problems - terror, poverty, illness, hunger, and war. Yet there is another newly emerging threat that makes these and every other human crisis pale in comparison: Life itself is vanishing. Unless we change course, within your lifetime or that of your children half or more of all species on Earth may become extinct. No one can know for sure what this will mean for humanity, but the implications are shocking - and difficult to accept.
Species Alliance is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization formed in 2005. Our mission is to raise public awareness of the impending mass extinction and the threat to Earth's life support systems due to this loss of biodiversity. Through our films and other media, website, and outreach, we seek to ignite a new sense of community empowerment and purpose, in order to stimulate creative and effective changes in public policies and human behavior that will assure a healthy future for all life on Earth.
Founder and Vice President
Former Executive Director
brings to Species Alliance a great breadth and depth of knowledge in nonprofit management and leadership, finance and operations. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has worked for the past seventeen years as COO and CEO at Fred Finch Youth Center in Oakland, CA, developing child welfare and mental health policies and programs.
is a child, family, couples, and adult psychologist with over 30 years experience. Since the early 1990's he has been a leader in the field of ecopsychology and has been engaged in the fight against the commercialization of childhood. In 1997, Utne Reader chose him as one of the nation's top ten activist psychotherapists for his work in ecopsychology. In 2000 he co-founded the national advocacy group Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood. Dr. Kanner is co-editor of Psychology and Consumer Culture: The Struggle for a Good Life in a Materialistic Society, and Ecopsychology: Restoring the Earth, Healing the Mind. Currently, he is writing a column for Tikkun Magazine.
is a New York media professional with extensive experience both in front of the camera as a spokesperson and behind it as a producer and editor for print and television. She has also worked with numerous non-profits including The Hunger Project, Youth at Risk, and Therapy Dogs International.
is a journalist, former radio show host, and a life-long activist and educator on social and environmental justice issues. As a skilled organizer and facilitator she has helped to build several nonprofit organizations, including the Marin Peace and Justice Coalition.
is a visual artist and filmmaker with a keen interest in effective messaging and communication. In a 25-year career in film and television he has designed, directed, written, and/or produced a wide range of award-winning video and other media, from news programs to commercial spots to feature films, many of which have been broadcast and distributed worldwide.
(Chair) is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Religion at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He is the author of several books and has published articles in Scientific American and numerous other journals. He is also the creator and webmaster of massextinction.net, the Web's most comprehensive guide to information on the current extinction crisis.
is an award-winning filmmaker, psychologist, writer, and educator. She has written, produced, and directed feature and short films which have shown at film festivals and educational conferences worldwide. Her background as a psychologist brings a depth to her work and informs her use of film as an agent of social and individual change.
is a lawyer and former Vice President of the Sierra Club. He is the founder of Wildlands Interstate Legal Defense Fund and Vice President of the the Constitutional Law Foundation.
We gratefully acknowledge the photographic contributions to our site. The generosity of the photographers, as well as their insightful imagery of the creatures with whom we share this planet, provide an endless source of remarkable joy and surprise. We offer our utmost admiration and appreciation to:
And the photographers of the website, onsafari.info:
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