Expanding our reach
The Wilder Institute has collaborated with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s Species Survival Commission, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Zoological Society of London, and many others. By working with these internationally recognized bodies, the Wilder Institute can apply its expertise and increase its reach to improve the science and impact of more conservation programs and initiatives globally.
Wildlife and Human Life, Together
We work closely with regional organizations and local communities on nearly every conservation program, ranging from governments to landowners, to local community organizations. For example, as part of the Kenya Mountain Bongo Partnership, we are helping to reinvigorate the Eburu Community Forest Association, which gives surrounding communities a legal platform to engage with their forests for sustainable resource use. The involvement of regional and local groups is essential to ensure that we are applying traditional knowledge to our research and that at-risk populations will be protected because of, and not in spite of, the people who co-inhabit their environment.
Sharing Conservation Advice and Best Practices
It would be impossible to become an active collaborator on every conservation project globally – in fact, we want to enable increasingly more groups with the knowledge and resources to achieve conservation successes on their own. By offering advice on how to apply best practice approaches to conservation work that are based on the latest science, connecting groups with helpful regional contacts and resources, and providing problem-solving consultation from our experienced conservation biologists, the Wilder Institute is extending its reach by enhancing the successful survival of species-at-risk through this advisory role.
Want to learn more about who we work with? View a full list of our collaborators.