Mike Veale

Mike Veale

Founder / President

Mike Veale is a southern California native who has worked extensively with Animals for the majority of his career. As a Senior Mammal Keeper at San Diego Safari Park he had unparalleled access to the last remaining North African White Rhinos as well as dozens of other species and animals.

In 2014, after years of watching the populations of animals under his care rapidly dwindle, Mike decided to take action. His lengthy zoo keeping career combined with an active, combat-sport-heavy lifestyle gave Mike the unique experience needed to fight on the front line of conservation. Mike traveled to South Africa and survived the intensive boot camp training required before finally becoming an anti-poaching ranger in Kruger National Park. After several months of fighting poaching, Mike returned to America, and Global Conservation Force was founded. He continues to go back and fourth between the US and Africa working on direct impact wildlife conservation projects, local community support and anti poaching patrols.