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Phone: 303-442-8811
717 Poplar Ave
Colorado 80304

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Geographic areas served: Global

Programs: The WILD Foundation addresses the urgent needs of our planet through promoting, protecting and informing the protection of our Earth's last wild places. With our network of sister and partner organizations, we work in three main program areas. Using Communications and Media we stimulate informed and inspired public action; through Wilderness Policy and Management we promote the most effective wildlands legislation and management to benefit human communities and wild-places; and, to field test our ideas and solutions on the ground, our Local Action field projects train individuals, incubate and assist organizations and provide urgently needed conservation supplies. At the center of our work is the World Wilderness Congress (WWC), the world's longest-running public environmental forum. It achieves practical results for wilderness and people by forming collaborative relationships, and convenes world leaders, top environmentalists, academics, native peoples, artists, faith leaders and people from every profession and walk of life. The WWC generates innovative ideas, initiates projects that create a real difference in communities around the world, inspires professionals and volunteers alike and sounds a call-to-action for governments and corporations. WILD9, the 9th World Wilderness Congress is now set for 6-13 November, 2009 in Merida, Mexico's Yucatan. It will focus on climate change and Latin American issues, and also cover topical conservation issues from around the globe.

WILD is the only international organization dedicated entirely to the protection of wilderness around the globe.  Our vision - Nature Needs Half - is to protect and interconnect at least half of the planet''s land and water to sustain the health, function and diversity of all life.

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The WILD Foundation is a true hub of the global wilderness movement. More I know about them more I want to help. After helping as a volunteer I am now a part-time staff and really happy to put my expertise at work with people not only in Boulder, Colorado, but around the world. From South Africa, to... more »
Convening the 8th World WIlderness Congress in Anchorage, Alaska, WILD will again convene the 9th in Merida, Mexico (WILD9) with a specific focus on climate change where young delegates will be completely integrated into and present the final talk to the Congress at large. Communications are ... more »
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