I grew up on the ocean and it’s given me so much – my happiness, my career, my life really. I knew I wanted to give it something back, in return. When IFAW reached out to me, I realized they are the group that is working on every piece of the ocean puzzle. Protecting whales from people, rescuing stranded sea life, cleaning up the habitat. I’m proud to be an IFAW Ambassador, doing my part to give back to a part of nature we’ve all taken for granted to a degree. I hope everyone will join me and IFAW – we have a lot of work to do, but together it is possible.
Quote by: Julika Riegler ‘Deputy Vice President – Communications & Marketing at IFAW’.
IFAW is powered by unexpected connections and while an international kite surfer might not be the first thing you think about when asking yourself how we stop people killing whales in Iceland… it is for us. Jalou has been an incredible supporter of our work to end commercial whaling in Iceland and we’re thrilled to report it’s working. For the second year in a row, not a single whale will be hunted in Iceland. Jalou brings the ferocity and determination of a world champion kite surfer to conservation and we’re thrilled to have her on our team.
About Ifaw – The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is a global non-profit helping animals and people thrive together. We are experts and everyday people, working across seas, oceans, and in more than 40 countries around the world. We rescue, rehabilitate, and release animals, and we restore and protect their natural habitats. The problems we’re up against are urgent and complicated. To solve them, we match fresh thinking with bold action. We partner with local communities, governments, non-governmental organizations, and businesses. Together, we pioneer new and innovative ways to help all species flourish. See how at ifaw.org.