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WILD Presentation

  1. 1. A Voice for Wilderness
  2. 2. Who we are <ul><li>WILD is the only international organization dedicated entirely and explicitly to wilderness protection around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Nelson Mandela , Former President of the Republic of South Africa, has written a personal introduction to WILD’s founder Ian Player’s book Zulu Wilderness. </li></ul>Click here for details The WILD Foundation The Wilderness Network Zulu Wilderness. <ul><li>International, non-profit, non- governmental organization founded in 1974 </li></ul><ul><li>For over 35 years, WILD has generated, implemented and facilitated innovative programs for wilderness, wildlife and people world-wide. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Please click to continue… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Watch the video of Vance Martin’s, President of WILD, inspiring talk about WILDs humble beginnings, its beliefs and Dr. Ian Player tenacity, at closing ceremony of WILD9 Here </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. What we do <ul><li>WILD has created and expanded protected areas, </li></ul><ul><li>Trained wilderness managers, </li></ul><ul><li>Brought together leaders and communities, </li></ul><ul><li>Introduced and supported policy initiatives, </li></ul><ul><li>Assisted start-up organizations, </li></ul><ul><li>Implemented on-the-ground field projects and </li></ul><ul><li>Provided wilderness resources and tools for individuals, organizations and governments world-wide. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Please click to continue… </li></ul></ul>
  4. 6. How we do it Click here for details Field Projects Policy and Management Communications and Media <ul><li>On the Ground Field Projects: We train individuals, incubate and assist organizations and provide urgently needed conservation supplies; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For e.g.: Protection of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wilderness Policy and Management: We promote the most effective wild-lands legislation and management to benefit human communities; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For e.g.: Co-founding and chairing Wilderness Specialist Group </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Communications and Media: We stimulate informed and inspired public action; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For e.g.: Publish the only textbook on wilderness management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Please click to continue… </li></ul></ul>
  5. 8. How we do it Click here for details International agreement on wilderness <ul><li>The World Wilderness Congress (WWC) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Since 1977, each WWC has convened up to 3,000 delegates from nearly 75 nations . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Congress is the world’s longest running, public environmental forum. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In 2009 we initiated and finalized the first ever international agreement on wilderness, signed at WILD9 between US, Canada and Mexico. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The MOU was officially announced by Mexican President Felipe Calderon. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Watch the video of Harvey Locke, Vice President of WILD, summarized the many accomplishments of the Congress and introduce the Nature Needs Half™ vision. Here </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Please click to continue… </li></ul></ul>
  6. 10. <ul><ul><li>Please click to continue… </li></ul></ul>
  7. 11. Nature Needs Half™ <ul><ul><li>We are already meeting or exceeding the worst case scenarios anticipated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>About 20% of emissions come from destroying wild nature, more than all the emissions from all the world’s automobiles. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many scientific assessments have determined that nature needs at least half of a given eco-region to be protected, in order to maintain its full range of life-supporting, ecological and evolutionary processes . Simply put, Nature Needs Half ™ , and it is time to say so. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Watch the video of VP for Conservation Strategy, Harvey Locke’s, passionate i ntroduction of the new global vision for conservation at WILD9 Here </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Please click to continue… </li></ul></ul>
  8. 13. <ul><li>About 39-44% of the planet is mostly wild with very low human population densities. These need to be formally protected. For e.g. formally protecting Antarctica </li></ul><ul><li>The goal has already been largely achieved in many parts of the world . For e.g. Boulder County, Colorado, USA, is 67% protected. Country of Venezuela is 46% protected </li></ul><ul><li>In the 2009 WILD carried an urgent conservation message, which was signed by over half of the worlds largest conservation groups, to the United Nations Climate Change Conference. </li></ul>How to achieve this ambitious goal? <ul><ul><li>Please click to continue… </li></ul></ul>
  9. 15. How You can help <ul><ul><li>We are in the process of launching an aggressive campaign to raise awareness and support for this Vision of Nature Needs Half ™ . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We are creating a website where organizations and individuals around the world can sign up to show their support to this cause. (http://natureneedshalf.org/) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We would be honored if you would extend your support to this cause. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As a part of raising awareness we are looking for celebrity endorsements . We would appreciate it you can give a statement that can be posted on our online social sites. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We are also looking to post short 30 second videos showcasing celebrity endorsement. Kindly let us know if you would be able to spare some of you time for this. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Please click to continue… </li></ul></ul>
  10. 17. How You can help <ul><ul><li>We are always looking for support and financial contributions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WILD Foundation is four star rated charity by Charity Navigator for having a proven record for effectively managing our fund for programs and project. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We would love to partner with you and ensure that the maximum amount of each dollar donated goes to programs and projects world-wide. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All donation are tax deductible. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Please click to continue… </li></ul></ul>
  11. 19. Contact us In case you have any questions, please feel free to contact us using the information below. The WILD Foundation 717 Poplar Avenue Boulder, CO 80304 USA Email: info@wild.org Tel. 303 442-8811 Fax. 303 442-8877 Emily Loose, Director Communications [email_address] Sinchan Patil [email_address]
  12. 20. Thank You!
  13. 21. Acknowledgements <ul><ul><li>We would like to thank the following photographers for letting us use their beautiful photos in the slides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boyd Norton for Photos in Slide 4, 6, 8, 13, 15, 17, 19 and 20 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patricio Robles Gil for Photo in Slide 11. </li></ul></ul>

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