Your gift to the WILD Foundation builds ambitious coalitions that implement large-scale protections for wild nature and strengthens a 40 year old movement for the defense of nature.
WORKING TOGETHER IS THE FIRST STEP TO SOLVING BIG PROBLEMS
Some problems are too big to solve alone, especially, environmental problems that threaten to destroy the very nature upon which all life depends. That is why the WILD Foundation asks you to help support and encourage leaders around the world to jointly implement big solutions for the protection of nature. At WILD, we make possible and facilitate coordination across cultures, institutions, and national boundaries, and advance large-scale solutions that transform the way people think about and relate to nature. And we can’t do it without your help. When you support WILD, you help fuel leadership support for proven solutions and on-the-ground impacts such as:
- Helping to prevent industrial-scale extraction, like mining and drilling, from destroying over 14 million square kilometers of newly created protected areas in the next three years
- Defending one of just two remaining desert elephant herds from poachers while also working with local villagers to protect and restore their nearly 8 million acres of habitat (a region the size of Switzerland!)
- Encouraging dozens of young conservation leaders on the front-lines of some of the worlds biggest problems, providing them with critical resources and encouragement and building momentum for strong grassroots conservation leadership now and in the future
You also become an ambassador for cutting-edge ideas that are so needed to help transform the way we act towards nature. More than 40 years ago, during South Africa’s bleak and racist apartheid era, two men joined forces to bring the White Rhino back from the brink of extinction. These men, a white and black South African, Ian Player and Magqubu Ntombela, went on to found the WILD Foundation to foster international collaboration and practical results for the protection of nature and the defense of our wild planet. WILD continues the legacy of its founders, embracing ambitious new solutions that achieve on-the-ground results for wilderness and the natural processes that serve all life. Solutions that include you. Join the movement to defend wild nature.
WHAT YOUR GIFT MAKES POSSIBLE
How did you overcome your biggest challenges in 2017? We don’t have to tell you that doing good is rewarding, but rarely easy. What you might be curious to learn is what resources our conservation program leaders draw upon when the going gets tough. Discover more about our program directors and the conservation achievements they facilitate in our end-of-year blog series.
WHERE DOES YOUR DONATION GO?
When you give to WILD you expand opportunities to protect wilderness, wildlife, and people, and transform the relationship between society and nature.
Over $9 out of $10 we receive goes to programs making a difference for people and nature, maximizing the benefit your gift has for the wilderness, wildlife, and people served by WILD.
Did you know we receive the highest ratings on Charity Navigator? It’s true! Check it out for yourself and see why the WILD Foundation is a smart choice for giving.
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For the first 40 supporters that give over $1,000 to WILD
WILD is extraordinarily proud to present the work of acclaimed fashion designer and illustrator, Kersti Frigell. Kersti’s work has been featured in venues as varied as Bergdorf Goodman and HBO. She has now brought her extensive talent to the WILD Foundation in the painting, Spiral of Life, inspired by WILD’s mission to bring people together and forge a truly global ethic of care and respect for nature.
This is a limited edition, high quality canvas print sized at 24 x 24″. Only 40 signed and numbered copies are available. Be one of the first 40 supporters to give $1,000 or more to WILD before December 31, 2017, and you will receive this premium print.
Kersti Frigell is the owner and creative director of Swede’Art, Inc. She was born, raised and educated in Sweden and freelanced as a fashion designer in Paris for several years before moving to the United States and starting her career as an illustrator. In the 1980s, Kersti and Annie Shaw created The Gallavants to help kids connect with nature and to understand that we are part of nature, not separate from it. An animated movie was created — “The Gallavants”, co-produced by Marvel Productions — for which Kersti was the Production Designer. The film has been shown on HBO and videos are available for sale in more than 30 countries.
Kesti lives and works in Boulder, Colorado