Meet Founder Matt Defoe

My name is Matt Defoe and I am from Burlington, Ontario.  For as long as I can remember I have always been fascinated with nature, animals and the environment.  My full time job is in the environmental field where my duties include protecting nature. During my free time you can find me on some of my favourite hiking trails trying to spot and identify a bird I have never seen before or watching deer roam through the forest.
I also love to travel and have had the good fortune to travel to Indonesia on several occasions. I have always felt welcomed in Indonesia, so welcomed that Indonesia has become my second home.

Matt Defoe Sumatran Wildlife Sanctuary

I am extremely excited and honored to be a part of the Sumatran Wildlife Sanctuary. This is an opportunity for me to combine several of my passions into one amazing worthwhile project.  Not only will I be involved in conserving a unique ecosystem but will also have the chance to protect some critically endangered animals, letting them live the life they were meant to live.  What also excites me about this project is that I get to give back to the people that have made me feel at home in Indonesia.

I look forward to having you join me in this journey. 


"We only have one planet and we have to care for it before it is too late" - Bear Grylls

Meet Chantal Da Silva

I am proud to be a supporter of an organization that aims to conserve land and protect the Gunung Leuser ecosystem in Sumatra. It is chilling to see how much rainforest land is continually being cleared away, all for the sake of palm oil production and agriculture.
In Indonesia, millions of hectares of forest have been sacrificed, resulting in the destruction of vital wildlife habitats. I'm glad to be able to help preserve some of this land right now and appreciate what this organization is doing to protect this rainforest area and the many species that call it home.