Why Us?

Arkwatch Foundation dedicates itself to some of the most pressing environmental problems in the history of the planet: the depletion of rare animal species by man-made and environmental forces, global warming, the degradation of threatened eco-systems, the health impact of environmental change, and the pressing need for educational advancement in the world.

Arkwatch Foundation will join a growing number of individuals and organizations spreading a protective umbrella over those endangered creatures, who are victimized by outlaw forces or environmental stress.

This foundation supports efforts to reunite poached animals with their indigenous environments, establish safe havens that protect them and allow controlled breeding before their reintroduction; educate all interested people who care for the planet, or who are just discovering the magnitude of our environmental problems.

Our Mission

Arkwatch Foundation dedicates itself to solving some of the most pressing environmental problems in the history of the Earth: the depletion of rare animal and plant species.

Arkwatch Foundation Purpose

The Arkwatch Foundation was formed to provide the citizens of Arizona, United States, and peoples of the world an environmental and educational service entity, which operates within the organizations created by Erik Daniel Shein and L.M. Reker: organizations created for the promotion and distribution of their entertainment products, many of which are connected to environmental and educational goals and objectives.

Our Founder

Erik Daniel Shein was born Erik Daniel Stoops, November 18th 1966. He is an American writer, and film producer, screenwriter, voice actor, animator, entrepreneur, entertainer, and philanthropist, pet enthusiast and animal health advocate . He is the author and has co authored of over 30 nonfiction and fiction books whose writings include six scientific articles in the field of herpetology. His children’s book, “The Forgotten Ornament” is a Christmas classic, and was endorsed by Hollywood legends Mickey and Jan Rooney.

One of his passions is classic Animation, including his CGI and 2D original story, “The Legend of the Secret Pass” which was made into an independent theatrical animated motion picture with several A list celebrities. He was instrumental in raising productions funds and working with his team to make the project come to fruition. With Legend of Secret Pass, Mr. Shein used his zoology studies, and his love for Fortean Zoology and American Indian mythology to weave a story that may become a classic fable. Mr. Shein also created the TV show Reptile Chronicles where he hosted each adventure as the character Professor E with his animated side kick, Doupy the Gila monster. The show received three media industry awards.

Mr. Shein has consulted over the years with such organizations as the Arizona Fish and Game Department and USFWS in assisting them to protect endangered wildlife. He has lectured in over 400 elementary schools, on many conservation and animal-related topics.

Mr. Shein’s media, ecological and educational goals are to protect and preserve the world’s flora and fauna. One of his dreams is to find a host city and create the Earth Genomic Institute and wildlife sanctuary. He currently resides in Arizona.

We are committed to fostering a culture that embraces innovation, creativity, collaboration, and a solid dose of “Entertainment though Imagination” to save the worlds ecosystems, and environments.

We produce middle grade novels, children’s book, animation and live action motion pictures, that not only entertain and educate, but bring out the child in all of us with strong environmental messages. Portions of revenues and donations will be going into saving wildlife, creating sanctuary, and assisting qualified animal welfare advocate groups and programs.

We are in the business of making people happy, especially children, through our various brands of environmental entertainment themes. (Shhhh… it’s educational too!)

—Erik Daniel Shein founder