Each of us, the Founding Members of Wilderness Foundation Global, have produced successful results for wilderness, wildlife, and people for over 40 years. We share a conservation legacy originally initiated by Ian Player and Magqubu Ntombela some 60 years ago in Southern Africa, and are dedicated to: recognizing the practical importance and the spirit of wild nature; protecting wilderness and connecting it to the needs of people; and practicing an ethic of collaboration across all cultures and nations -- and especially cooperation with all other conservation organizations and institutions, businesses, and governments -- in order to stimulate a broader social movement for nature conservation.
With partnerships in every region of the world and emerging programmes based in Asia and Austral-Pacific, the Founding Members of WFG are:
Wilderness Foundation (United Kingdom) believes in the irreplaceable value, benefits, and beauty of wilderness, and the unique way in which the experience of wilderness can give us a sense of both our origins and our place in modern society.
The WILD Foundation (Americas) respects and protects wild nature through best-practice action in the field; state-of-the-art media, policy, and science; traditional knowledge; and an ethic of ‘right relationship’ with people between people and nature.
The Wilderness Leadership School was the first non-profit organisation in Africa dedicated to providing a pure wilderness experience for people of all backgrounds, races and nationalities.