In addition to the impact of our core programs, WILD creates solutions for wilderness, wildlife and people through a commitment to collaboration. We are committed to expanding the conservation movement, not just building our own organization and brand.
A virtually unique aspect of WILD’s approach is through our Collaborative Conservation Agreements (CCA) with other groups and projects that align with our mission and that need our assistance. These projects are primarily developed and implemented by partners, but guided and often launched by WILD. WILD offers strategic guidance, catalytic funding support, communications advice and global connections to its Partner Projects to empower project leaders who typically develop self-sustaining models with WILD’s help. Collaboration works!
Through its Partner Projects, WILD leverages its resources with others to increase collective impact. Our history of collaborative conservation partnerships reflects our “entrepreneurial” approach to incubate and catalyze innovative projects. This is one more way that WILD catalyzes the growth of a wide and diverse conservation movement.
Learn about a few of our featured Collaborative Conservation Partners:
Founded in 2007 by James Balog, the Extreme Ice Survey (EIS) is an innovative, long-term photography project that merges art and science to give a “visual voice” to the planet’s changing ecosystems. EIS imagery preserves a visual legacy, providing a unique baseline—useful in years, decades and even centuries to come—for revealing how climate change and other human activity impacts the planet. EIS is a program of the Earth Vision Institute, founded by James Balog in 2012. Learn more >
WILD continues to support Jeff Orlowski and the Exposure Labs team as they work to increase global awareness of climate change through film. In 2012, we supported their mission to capture photographic evidence of climate change through James Balog’s story in Chasing Ice. Now Orlowski is back in the field, collecting imagery of coral reefs to tell the story of ocean change. Chasing Coral aims to continue the climate conversation that began in Chasing Ice, but it shifts our focus to one of the most biodiverse ecosystem on the planet: coral reefs. Learn more >
IntAct is an initiative consisting of member organizations who are dedicated to building consensus within the NGO community, international policy fora and the private sector on the need to prioritize the protection of primary forests. Forests in particular are under siege around the world from an unprecedented wave of industrial activity including logging, road building, oil and gas extraction, mining and industrial agriculture. In the last twelve years alone, we have lost 230 million hectares of forest – an area larger than Greenland. Learn more >