sumatran wildlife sanctuary

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 Remi Ojo

Remi Ojo Sumatran Wildlife Sanctuary

So I decided to donate to this cause for two main reasons. The first being that one of the people behind this initiative is my best friend AMQ. EVERYTHING she invests in is fueled with a passion an energy that is often contagious, and this cause was no different. Secondly, this cause gave me an opportunity to support something bigger than myself and society. It provides a different kind of rewarding feeling to contribute to something that has an impact that resonates in more ways than we can often imagine.




Meet Kathy Diniz

Kathy Diniz Sumatran Wildlife Sanctuary

I donated to the Sumatran Wildlife Sanctuary because I believe in activism and supporting initiatives that are driven to save our planet and support sustainability for our future. We need more people like you and in turn it inspires others to do the same. No initiative is too big to take on. Keep it up!



Meet Chris Studer

Chris Studer Sumatran Wildlife Sanctuary

I'm proud of Amanda, Danielle and the whole team. My donation is going towards an important, sustainable initiative that is going to help the animals it touches, and by extension, our planet. I'm looking forward to seeing them progress towards their goal.





Meet Ashley Hassard

There is nothing that inspires me more than people living out their dreams. Whether it’s pursuing a career they adore or fundraising for a cause they feel passionately about - there is actually nothing I love more than seeing people passionate about life. Reading the excitement in Amanda’s voice when she talked about the Sumatran Wildlife Sanctuary made me want to jump on board immediately. It’s all about helping great people do great things, and Miss Amanda-Marie Quintino is definitely a great person doing something absolutely great. And that is something that I will always support!