To provide through our conservation education efforts the "tiny spark" that will cause "a mighty flame" of educated, informed and motivated conservationists – a generation that will treat all forms of life with respect, dignity and compassion – a generation that will not be self-destructive - starting with tomorrows leaders and decision makers, our youth, and the important people directly responsible for their education.
Whether an individual respects, ignores, or harms other living creatures depends, to a large extend, on the kind of environment in which the child grew up – especially the attitudes of family, friends and teachers. The extraordinary human population explosion has caused an ever-increasing hostility between "man" and "beast" as they compete for the same dwindling resources. In the process, children are increasingly alienated from nature and today there is an urgent need for information that will encourage young people to understand the natural world and their relationship to it. If knowledge of our environment and fellow species leads to respect, concern and compassion, the reverse can be true also.
Encouraging the natural curiosity of people in their world, foster a sense of wonder and delight, and a corresponding sense of concern. People who are kind to and respectful of animals are likely to show more understanding in their relations with their fellow "man" as well.
DJANI Wildlife Projects was founded to address the above-mentioned issues, as well as the fact that we are presently the single most destructive species on earth - ironically, although our own survival depends directly on the survival of all the other life forms sharing this planet with us.