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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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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R150 000 REWARD OFFERED LINKED TO RHINO POACHING IN THE EASTERN CAPE (REWARD OFFERED FOR RHINO KILLERS)

The Wilderness Foundation has expressed its ongoing concern at the recent poaching of 2 rhino in the Eastern Cape.  The poaching took place at Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserve yesterday.  In this poaching incident, a mother and her 2 ½ year old sub-adult calf were butchered, and the mother’s full term (unborne) calf also died.

The Wilderness Foundation, through the Forever Wild Rhino Protection Initiative, along with other partners, has offered a R150 000 reward for information leading to a successful arrest and prosecution of those involved in this killing of rhino at the Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserve.  If the public have any information that can assist in the apprehension of these perpetrators, they are to contact the Wildlife Crime Tip-off Line.  The number is 078 696 9494.

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MILLION-SELLING MULTI CULTURAL SOUTH AFRICAN LEGENDS HIT LONDON TO CELEBRATE THE LAUNCH OF AFRICA’S FIRST EVER GLOBAL CONSERVATION NGO

They’ve had more No.1 hits in South Africa than One Direction (twelve so far), they have sold over a million records in Africa alone and won international acclaim for playing to mixed race audiences in their home land ten years before Apartheid was abolished in 1994. When they last visited the UK 20 years ago, they sold out the Hammersmith Apollo.

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LAST GASP FOR EDEN: CREATING A PEACEFUL BUFFER AGAINST FRACKING

It could become a fragile Garden of Eden amid the rumble of trucks. Farmers have given land in hope it will become a guard against fracking.

It’s a small corner of the Karoo: a
corridor of private land that stretches 300,000 hectares from the Camdeboo National Park, in Graaff Reinet, east to the Mountain Zebra National Park. It took 66 farmers over three years to buy into this project that promises a Garden of Eden teeming with wildlife. It could become known as the last piece of untouched land in the Karoo if fracking begins.

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Wilderness Leadership School

The Wilderness Leadership School (WLS) was founded over 50 years ago as the vision of Dr Ian Player and his friend and mentor, Magqubu Ntombela.

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Promoting management effectiveness in protected areas (METT)

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April 2011 – June 2013

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