Spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta), meerkat (Suricata suricatta), Damaraland mole-rat (Fukomys damarensis), chacma baboon (Papio ursinus), olive Ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea)…What do they have in common? Will they be able to adapt to an increasingly human-dominated world?  How can natural populations survive? These are the questions that driven my research into some of the most charismatic species in a variety of exciting countries. A misunderstood large predator, a fascinating cooperative breeder, an enigmatic subterranean rodent, a friendly primate, a vulnerable turtle…Species surprisingly different that inspire conservationists to work towards optimism and engaging population. It’s a long and extraordinary journey, and a lot needs be done. Do you want to be part of this international achievement?