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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Only 750 rhino left in Zimbabwe

Hahare - The number of rhino poached in Zimbabwe dropped sharply last year but decades of illegal killing have decimated the population and only 750 remain, a senior wildlife official said on Tuesday.

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Poachers zero in on lions

By Amanda Watson

Imagine the African continent without lions.

Imagine Simba being listed as vulnerable on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species.

Imagine that the only place you could see lions would be in a Walt Disney movie.

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Mining made harder in protected areas

Conservationists have won a campaign to protect certain ecologically important areas in Mpumalanga - for now. But the door is still open to mining there.

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Vietnam commits to fight poaching

Amid accusations of the country’s involvement in illegal ivory trade, the Vietnamese government has announced that enforcement of sanctions against wildlife crime is to be prioritised across all ministries.

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Anti-poaching ranger talks about his day to day activities

The highly effective Forever Wild Rhino Protection Initiative was given a boost in June 2011 through the sponsorship of six Volkswagen Amarok bakkies from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.

The vehicles were allocated to various reserves and anti-poaching units across the country, each managed by the Forever Wild head office team. This contract was renewed in 2012 and 2013.

In the video below, Lawrence, one of the rangers, talks about how his Amarok vehicle helps him be more effective in his various efforts to help prevent rhino poaching.

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Current Projects 2014

Biodiversity Network (BioNet)

The biodiversity network (BioNet) project is a partnership between the Wilderness Foundation and various stakeholders, which seeks to promote landowner commitment and investment in the long-term co...Read more

Livelihoods

In order to broaden the impact of the Wilderness Foundation’s social intervention programme and to specifically address poverty and youth employment, the Wilderness Foundation has implemented the...Read more

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with a continually expanding family of funders and partners.
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