Wilderness Lives In Us, And We Belong To It
Together We Can Keep Earth
Saving Earth’s wilderness has the power to halt climate change, end mass extinction, and decrease the frequency of pandemics. The science is clear. To stop and reverse climate change, we must protect and restore wilderness. To save Earth’s biodiversity, comprising millions of life forms, from mass extinction, we must protect and restore wilderness. To decrease the frequency of novel viruses, we must protect and restore wilderness.
Every single one of us depends on wilderness. This is why the WILD Foundation is building a global movement to protect wilderness. When we do, we defend life and build a wild and healthy future for humanity.
Your help is needed in the global effort to keep Earth wild.
HOW WE CREATE CHANGE
In order to change laws, leaders need to have public support
80% of extinction is driven by the legal destruction of habitat
Boots On The Ground
These programs halt immediate destruction & loss of wild places
Biodiversity is the key to a better future. Today, you get to choose between two worlds. The first world has fewer and fewer wild places, decreasing biodiversity, and subsequently more pain, injustice, and misfortune. The other is abundant with wildlife and expanding opportunities for people and nature, resulting in more hope, abundance, and biodiversity.
What could be possible for our biosphere if we used the necessity of protecting and conserving Half of Earth’s lands and seas as an opportunity to expand Indigenous land tenure and restore land to Indigenous Peoples and local communities? As the world meets once more for the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) to seemingly decide again on what was already agreed upong over a year ago, WILD continues to advocate for the Nature Needs Half target with an emphasis on the restoration and expansion of Indigenous land tenure but, we cannot do this alone!
WILD is mobilizing one hundred million voices around the world in defense of nature, so that global leaders are empowered to take the next step to ensure our survival: protecting Half of Earth’s land and seas. We need your help to ensure that the recommendation of both Traditional Leaders and contemporary scientists – 50% of Earth – is adopted on the global scale.
Africa Protected Areas Congress
Protecting nature on a large scale is as necessary for local communities as it is for the planet. On July 18-23, 2022, the inaugural IUCN African Protected Areas Congress (APAC) will occur in Kigali, Rwanda. This is a landmark event for nature conservation and sustainable development in Africa. Achieving Half is possible, especially in Africa where communities are mobilizing to defend the biodiversity upon which they depend.
THIS JUST IN
Conservation Conversations – Instrument Building Industry
Where music meets sustainability. Learn how one man is causing a ripple effect in the guitar industry.
Protecting Wilderness Is Protecting Its Inhabitants: Loricate Pines
The loricate pine should not exist today but this “living fossil” has defied the odds. Learn more about the history and importance of this special species!
A New Era For WILD
As of January 1, 2023, Vance G. Martin has stepped back from his role as the leader of WILD. Read more about what’s coming next for WILD.