Have you ever wanted to get advice from an expert as we navigate the future of our planet?
The climate emergency and conservation are big, important and sometimes worrying topics. Vance G. Martin, an acknowledged expert in international nature conservation & wilderness protection and president of WILD, is here to help.
Wondering about the science and global politics behind the climate emergency, or perhaps simply how you can make an impact in your local community?
Scientific research that tells us we must act now. Submit any question to firstname.lastname@example.org, and Vance may personally answer it publicly on social media or our monthly newsletter!
In the northwest part of the district of Quito, in one of the most biologically diverse areas of the world, lies the Mashpi Reserve. A known bird watching paradise, the Mashpi community provides a sense of symbiosis between human and nature. However, despite the promise that Mashpi brings, a glaring problem persists: the government fails to prioritize its waste recollection services. Esteban Barriga, an EXCELerator 2021 alumnus, saw this and how the waste management issue has affected the Mashpi community, and decided to do something about it.
The recently concluded COP15 is a historic event, and it has given us much to think about. The gathering of world leaders and conservation actors has resulted in the drafting of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF). This is a landmark deal indeed, as it gives us a framework on how to move forward in the protection and conservation of the planet’s biodiversity. However, while we acknowledge the significance of such a feat, we are also aware of its pitfalls.
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.