About ESR

Our Mission

We make people laugh while teaching them about animal biology and behavior! We partner with the word’s foremost conservation scientists to raise money for vital projects to protect endangered animals and help local people economically.

Our scientists lead small to mid-sized grassroots non-profits which spend nearly all of their money on fieldwork, with little overhead. This ensures your donations are working efficiently. A Board of scientific advisors vets each of our projects.


Our Founder

Peter Gottesman received his BA in History from Columbia University and his MBA in Entrepreneurship & Marketing from Babson College. He has studied wildlife management in Kenya, tropical forest ecology in Costa Rica, and has traveled the world to meet with wildlife biologists.

He sold the advertising company he co-founded, BrandAid Marketing Corporation (Nasdaq BAMK), where he headed youth marketing. Peter felt bringing humor to wildlife conservation would attract millions of people to join the fight to save animals.

Peter Gottesman, Founder

“Sensing the urgency to save endangered animals, I removed my collection of rare ancient Egyptian animal-god sculptures from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to fund ESR.”

—Peter Gottesman, ESR Founder

  • Green Stone Falcon-Headed Crocodile

    Green Stone Falcon-Headed Crocodile

  • Green Stone Falcon-Headed Crocodile

    Carnelian Lion-Headed Tawret

  • Gold Sakhmet

    Gold Sakhmet

  • Amethyst Tawret

    Amethyst Tawret

About ESR