WILD Foundation

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The WILD Foundation "is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), non-governmental organization founded in the United States in 1974 by South African Ian Player, and based in Ojai, California. For 29 years, WILD has worked around the world to protect highly threatened wilderness areas and wildlife." [1]

In late 1994, the WILD Foundation moved to the Ojai Valley. “In a pioneering, cooperative agreement, WILD is one of the three founding partners of the International Center for Earth Concerns, in colloboration with the Conservation Endowment Fund and The Humane Society of the United States.” [1]


Their website notes that: "Over 29 years our funding has come from a wide range of sources: individuals such as you who understand and want to support the protection of wild nature; an active and committed Board of Directors; many private foundations, from family-run to large institutions (such as Ford or Rockefeller); corporate gifts (most recently a sponsorship by Radio Shack); educational publications through Fulcrum, Inc.; professional organizations that support our Journal (such as Outward Bound, National Outdoor Leadership School, and others) and several federal land management agencies (including the US Forest Service and the Fish and Wildlife Service). In order to enhance our long term effectiveness, we have a small but growing endowment and sincerely urge you to consider a tax deductible gift that builds our future strength, or a donation that goes directly to work on one of many projects Your support makes possible our work for wilderness, wildlife and people…please join us!" [2]

Staff & Associates

Accessed December 2011: [2]


Board (2011)

Accessed December 2011: [4]

Directors (2007)


Board (1988)

Accessed February 2012: [5]


Trustees (2018)

Trustees (2011)

Accessed December 2011: [7]

Trustees (2007)

Accessed November 2007: [8]


Web: http://www.wild.org

Resources and articles

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  1. WILD Foundation 1995 Newsletter, organizational web page, accessed February 17, 2012.
  2. Staff & Associates, WILD Foundation, accessed December 14, 2011.
  3. WILD Foundation Board, organizational web page, accessed October 5, 2019.
  4. Board, WILD Foundation, accessed December 14, 2011.
  5. WILD Foundation Newsletter Volume 1, organizational web page, accessed February 17, 2012.
  6. WILD Foundation Trustees, organizational web page, accessed May 12, 2018.
  7. Trustees, WILD Foundation, accessed December 14, 2011.
  8. Trustees, WILD Foundation, accessed November 13, 2007.