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Our Vision

Wilderness Foundation Africa is a conservation organisation working to protect and sustain all life on earth for the benefit of current and future generations.

Wilderness Foundation Africa (WFA) works to protect and sustain wildlife and wilderness through integrated conservation and education programmes. Whether it is direct action anti-poaching in the field, large landscape wilderness management, or developing rising young leaders from disadvantaged communities for a career in conservation, Wilderness Foundation Africa has 48 years of results.

WFA focuses on 3 areas: Species | Spaces | People and our work is based on the values of: a passion for direct conservation action; respect for all living things; a deep commitment to conservation education; and with operations that demonstrate integrity, transparency, sustainability, and innovation.

“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.”

Our Symbol

SymbolThe three-point Erythrina leaf was chosen many years ago by Magqubu Ntombela (a traditional Zulu man and WF co-founder) as the symbol of the Wilderness Foundation

“Take this leaf”, Magqubu said, “because this is the tree of the wild and the tree of the settlements”

Each of the three parts of the leaf has a meaning:

  • Man to Earth
  • Man to Man
  • Man to God