The conservation projects pioneered, supported, or managed by the Wilderness Foundation focus strongly on protected areas. Protected areas play a critical role in supporting biodiversity conservation, and are an essential element in a comprehensive plan for reducing poverty and supporting economic development. The Wilderness Foundation continues to actively expand its existing conservation networks, ensuring that protected areas and reserves are well managed, and provide benefits for their surrounding communities.
The conservation projects focus on the following key areas:
• Management of protected areas
• Expansion and consolidation of protected areas
• Ecosystem rehabilitation and restoration