The Wilderness Foundation is a project-driven conservation and leadership organisation that encourages, plans and protects wild lands and wilderness, uplifts the knowledge and lives of citizens and stimulates an environmental ethos among current and future leaders. We envisage a world that has sufficient intact natural ecosystems and wilderness areas that are valued and effectively protected for the benefit of all species.

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A TRIBUTE TO IAN PLAYER: GLOBAL WILDERNESS CONSERVATION ICON

Click "read more" to read a tribute to Dr Ian Player published in the International Journal of Wilderness in April 2015.

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WILDERNESS FOUNDATION GLOBAL ANNOUNCES FIRST PATRONS

The Wilderness Foundation Global is proud to announce that acclaimed artist and filmmaker Andrew Levitas and his wife, Classical superstar Katherine Jenkins have become their first Global Patrons.

The couple traveled to South Africa to research locations for Levitas’ upcoming feature film Reignmaker, based on the illegal horn and ivory trade. They were joined by Andrew Muir of the Wilderness Foundation at Shamwari Game Reserve for a hands on education to the rhino poaching crisis, as well as introductions to key people involved in preventing rhino poaching on a daily basis.

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IAN PLAYER: A PERSONAL REFLECTION

Click "read more" to read a tribute to Dr Ian Player published in the Sanctuary Asia in February 2015.

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WILDERNESS FOUNDATION GLOBAL LAUNCHES CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN TO SAVE THE RHINO

The Wilderness Foundation Global is launching a crowdfunding campaign in partnership with Kriticalmass to help save the endangered white rhino and continue the late Dr Ian Player’s legacy.  Through the power of Dr Player’s story and the immediate need to fight an epidemic that will see us lose the rhino by 2020, the Wilderness Foundation Global are looking to mobilise support of global companies, powerful political figures, celebrity conservationists and the general public to enforce action.

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WILD RHINO COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The winners of the Wild Rhino Competition, launched in October 2014 by the Wilderness Foundation, in partnership with Investec Rhino Lifeline and Peace Parks Foundation, have been announced.  The competition is part of a demand reduction strategy initiated by the Forever Wild Rhino Conservation Initiative to curb demand for rhino horn in user countries.

15 000 Vietnamese youth from 12 international schools in Ho Chi Minh City were invited to enter the competition, and nearly 1 500 entries were received.  The Junior entries comprised either a poem or a picture and the Senior entries an essay on how the youth would educate their friends and family on the plight of the rhino.

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Current Projects 2015

Ecosystem Restoration

The Ecosystem Restoration project, in operation since 2004, is part of the greater Baviaanskloof Mega-Reserve project. The Baviaanskloof Mega-Reserve conservation projectRead more

Forever Wild - Rhino Protection Initiative

The Wilderness Foundation launched the Forever Wild – Rhino Protection Initiative in May, 2011.

The Campaign aims to gather support from the public and various s...Read more

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