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.

We are a proud founding member of Wilderness Foundation Global



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An Extraordinary Journey



In May 2015, 3 rhino lost their lives in a poaching incident in the Eastern Cape.  Hope was found in the most horrific condition, with her face mutilated and left for dead.  Through the efforts of many dedicated teams, she has survived the attack and we share her story in this video.

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In a historic accord to save Africa's elephants from out-of-control poaching, President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping agreed Friday to work together and halt commercial ivory sales in the United States and China.

The announcement marks the first public commitment by President Xi to end the ivory trade in China, the world's largest market, and follows a pledge made by Chinese officials in May to phase out legal ivory sales.

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Wilderness Foundation Expands To Vietnam To Fight Rhino Poaching

The Wilderness Foundation, through its Forever Wild Rhino Protection Initiative, is pleased to announce that it will be further expanding its operations in Vietnam in order to address the demand for rhino horn in this key user country, forming part of the broader fight against poaching.

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VW Launches a Forever Wild Rhino Competition

Below is a link to a competition that was launched by VW Amarok in their efforts to raise awareness for Forever Wild Rhino.  This competition is run in partnership with VW and WF.

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The Pride of Table Mountain, an initiative of the Wilderness Foundation Africa, recently won the Youth Leadership Award of the Mail & Guardian Greening the Future Awards programme.

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Khula Nam

After 17 years, the Khula Nam project is still going strong.

Khula Nam is an environmental education and leadership project pioneered by the Wilderness Foundation in 1996. Over 600 trails h...Read more

Lugenda Wildlife Reserve

The Niassa National Reserve, situated in northern Mozambique, was founded in 1954 while Mozambique was still Portuguese East Africa but did not receive effective p...Read more

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