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Boards & Advisory Committees

The Wilderness Foundation Africa as an organisation is represented on a number of boards and advisory committees by CEO, Dr Andrew Muir. Andrew has been the CEO of the Wilderness Foundation in Africa since 2000.

Here is a concise breakdown of his roles on various other committees:

In South Africa

  • Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber: Andrew Muir is President of the NMB Business Chamber. The Chamber represents over 800 member companies as the voice of business in Nelson Mandela Bay.
  • GEM Project: Andrew Muir is a Board Member of the GEM Project in South Africa. The GEM Project aims to develop young people through education and training to achieve their potential and give them the opportunity to build a better life for themselves and their families.
  • African Conservation Ecology (ACE): Andrew Muir serves on the Advisory Board of the Centre for African Conservation Ecology (ACE). ACE is an association that develops scientific knowledge of the ecology and conservation of African ecosystems, especially in the Eastern Cape and adjacent regions of high biodiversity, which will enable society to make wise environmental management decisions. In achieving its Mission, ACE will build human capacity through postgraduate training.

On an international level

  • Andrew Muir is CEO of Wilderness Foundation Global, the only international conservation organization born in and operating out of Africa; dedicated explicitly to wilderness awareness and protection that integrates spiritual / cultural / experiential values with science & policy; and respects the views of indigenous and community peoples and integrates them with contemporary conservation.
  • Gaia Foundation: Andrew Muir is an associate advisor for the Gaia Foundation UK. He has served in this position since 1995.
  • International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF): Andrew Muir represents the Wilderness Foundation as a partner of the ICCF. The ICCF aims to achieve global conservation solutions by uniting corporate leaders, NGOs and policymakers.

Meet Our Team

Wilderness Foundation Africa is made up of a team of dedicated individuals who share a great passion for the conservation of our planet.