COLLECTIVE IMPACT IS NEEDED TO SAVE WILD NATURE
Immediate action undertaken by all sectors of society is needed to halt the biodiversity crisis and preserve the living infrastructure of our planet. But collaboration and coordination on such a large-scale is no small task. While some institutions focus on the broad swath of – or very specific – environmental issues, the World Wilderness Congress is the only international process and forum that recognizes wild nature for what it is: the provider of all life-supporting, ecological services upon which humans utterly depend – and keeps it at the center of the debate and the crafting of solutions. It does this by convening leaders from across sectors – business, academia, government, traditional communities, and the arts – to forge a multi-year conservation agenda, setting and coordinating international action, and making collective gains for a wild Earth and a healthy human society.
In conjunction with China’s emerging policy to forge an “Eco-civilization,” WFG and its partners, EcoForum Global and the Paulson Institute, are organizing the next World Wilderness Congress (WILD11) in China to strengthen international collaboration with Chinese officials, and create a conservation movement that harnesses the combined power of an East-West movement to preserve our planet’s wilderness.
WILD11 will take place over 8 days, first in Kunming, the capital of the Yunnan Province (one of the planet's major centers of bio-cultural diversity), and then in Beijing, the national capital. WFG is currently seeking leaders from all sectors of society to be involved and help inspire and craft pragmatic solutions for the benefit of people and wilderness.