WildEarth is a 24/7 LIVE TV channel that reaches 5 million people globally every month. It offers a way to have immersive nature experiences which will have a beneficial effect on your well-being.

Our mission is to connect people with nature which in turn encourages them to conserve it. We believe that conservation is not about reciting facts on global warming and poaching, but rather helping people to fall in love with the wild by connecting them to it.

About WildEarth

WildEarth is a purpose driven for profit Nature Tech company on a mission to increase the value of nature to people.

Founded in 2007 by Graham and Emily Wallington at Djuma Game Reserve in South Africa, WildEarth has developed a global community of viewers that return daily to our unique channel for that feeling of being immersed in nature.

Using a combination of LIVE broadcasting, expert naturalists, interactivity, community and a point-of-view shooting style, WildEarth helps millions of viewers feel remotely present in nature without increasing their footprint. Instead of a few physical guests on safari, WildEarth is able to “seat” millions and still have the same 4 wheels on the ground. Allowing WildEarth to scale ecosystem services with no additional harm and thereby increase the value of nature for all.

Viewers return again and again to these LIVE broadcasts from the same locations and get to know the individual animals by name. Over time, viewers begin to understand the challenges these individual animals face and empathy grows.

“Only if we understand, will we care.
Only if we care, will we help.
Only if we help shall all be saved.”

~Jane Goodall

Meet the team

Graham Wallington
Graham WallingtonCo Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Graham developed a passion for nature during his first career as a SCUBA diving instructor. In 1998 he co-founded Africam.com (which grew to [one of] the biggest African websites in the early 2000s) and since then has been wholly focused on sharing nature with humanity. He is deeply inspired by the Internet and the opportunities it provides for making the world a better place for ALL its inhabitants.
Emily Wallington
Emily WallingtonCo founder and Chief Content Officer
Emily is a highly experienced content creator with solid experience managing teams of people to produce content of a high quality. Having started her career at the BBC Natural History Unit she was able to focus on creating wildlife content which has always been her passion. She met Graham in 2005 and shortly after they founded WildEarth with a view to connecting a global audience to nature through live and interactive broadcasting.
Peter Braat
Peter BraatChief Technology Officer
Peter has had a keen interest in both technology and nature from a young age. After an international career in the petrochemical industry, he packed away his chemistry kit at 40 and moved to South Africa for a bit of adventure. A wildlife film making course eventually led him to WildEarth and being able to combine both passions, originally as a ‘bush engineer’, now as CTO. He’s a keen birder, twitcher and lister.
Wendy Thiel
Wendy ThielChief Operating Officer
Wendy is a chartered accountant with solid financial and commercial experience in the listed and consulting space. She joined the WildEarth team in September 2022 and is focused on strategic risk management, business processes, controls and governance. Wendy will be overseeing the Operations of WildEarth as well as commercial aspects of the business.
Torsten Hoffmann
Torsten HoffmannChairman of the Board
Torsten is a media entrepreneur and an early investor in WildEarth. His award-winning documentaries about Bitcoin (2015) and Blockchain technology (2020) have established him as a thought leader with a global audience. He frequently consults large technology companies, Government organizations and start-ups and previously founded a Virtual Reality business where his passion for the Metaverse originates. Torsten has an MBA from Oxford University and has lived, studied and worked on four continents.
Eric Bettelheim
Eric BettelheimNon-Executive Director
Eric is a former managing partner in London of a Wall Street law firm with extensive experience in environmental and financial markets. He was co-editor and co-author of Carbon, Biodiversity, Conservation and Income published by the Royal Society and is a co-author of the WildEarth NFT Green Paper
Steven Sidley
Steven SidleySpecial Advisor to the Board
Steven Boykey Sidley is an award-winning and multi-shortlisted author of 5 books, published both locally and abroad. His new book, co-written with Simon Dingle, is entitled Beyond Bitcoin: Decentralised Finance and the End of Banks, and will be launched on 5 continents in January 2022. Sidley has been Group Chief Technology Officer at Anglo American Plc and JSE-listed Altech, is currently a partner with Bridge Capital Future Advisory, and is a private investor in multiple technology companies. He has been an investor in cryptocurrency and related crypto-projects since 2017. Sidley holds an MSc in Computer Science from UCLA.
Dr. Baris Serifsoy
Dr. Baris SerifsoySpecial Advisor to the Board
Dr Baris Serifsoy is Co-Founder of Enodo Capital, a London-based multi-family office advising entrepreneurial Ultra High Net Worth (UHNW) families. Prior to setting up his own firm, he worked at UBS for 14 years. As a Managing Director, he was responsible for the Global Family Office, UHNW Emerging Markets and Financial Intermediaries teams in the UK and Jersey. Before joining UBS, Baris was a research assistant at the Goethe University Frankfurt and a visiting scholar at the Wharton School. He published papers on global stock exchanges in peer-reviewed academic journals and was a regular media commentator. Baris holds a Doctoral degree in Finance from Goethe University Frankfurt and the Diplom Kaufmann degree from the University of Regensburg, as well as an MBA degree. He has completed the Chartered Financial Analyst and Financial Risk Manager programmes.
Kevin Malunga
Kevin MalungaSpecial Advisor to the Board
He began his career as a lecturer of law at the University of Natal in 2001 and held it for two years. He served as a consultant of Joint United Nations Programme on Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome in Geneva from 2002 to 2004. In 2004, he took the position of a lecturer at Witwatersrand University. Kevin served his 7 year term as South Africa’s Deputy Public Protector from December 2012. The public protector’s office is one of South Africa’s critical constitutional institutions tasked to investigate officials’ conduct in public administration. It mainly investigates impropriety and corruption. Adv. Malunga also served as a State Law Adviser: Policy Coordination and Monitoring at the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, with his responsibilities including the Traditional Courts Bill, the Discussion Document on the Transformation of the Judiciary, drafting legislation, formulating policy, researching and preparing speeches for the Minister. Adv. Malunga was also a part-time researcher/consultant to UNAIDS on international and domestic laws affecting HIV vaccine trialists in Ethiopia. In December 2010 he was appointed by the Minister of Higher Education and Training Dr Blade Nzimande to serve as a Board member of the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) for a period of five years.
Dr. Michael Quick
Dr. Michael QuickSpecial Advisor to the Board
Michael received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia, USA) in 1992, followed by postdoctoral studies at the California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, California, USA). His diverse research efforts have included understanding visual perception in developing brains as well as how individual brain cells receive and process information. From 2015 – 2019, he was Provost of the University of Southern California, its second highest academic officer. He currently holds the rank of Professor in the USC Department of Biological Sciences.
Richard Napier
Richard NapierSpecial Advisor to the Board
Richard was educated at Michaelhouse in Natal, South Africa and obtained a BA (Hons) in Political Science from the University of Cape Town in 1987. He joined Anglo American Corporation of South Africa in 1990 as a Management Trainee and then from 1992 to 1997 was based in Hong Kong with Consolidated Resources as a Finance Manager and subsequently as Managing Director. In September 2002 he joined De Beers Consolidated Mines as Manager for Producer Relations. In October 2007 he became Managing Director of Amari Resources Holdings Limited and from September 2011 to January 2019 was the CEO for sub-Saharan Africa for Saint-Gobain Construction Products. Richard is Involved as founder and investor since 1991 in the holding company of the Thornybush Collection Group and currently Chairman of the Group and Chairman of Thornybush Nature Reserve. www.thornybush.com