The Wild Fund

Wild Earth Allies launched The Wild Fund in 2017 with an initial $10 million goal to deepen our impact, fuel our capacity for rapid response and attract additional investment in our priority programs and partnerships.

We were successful, and our major philanthropic investors were able to witness their leadership gifts drive acceleration in our conservation work globally.

Based on the success of our first phase Wild Fund, and with increasing pressures demanding greater scale and collaborative action, we’re launching an ambitious new Wild Fund goal of $25 million.

We believe investing in locally led conservation is key to turning the tide of biodiversity loss globally.

The urgent need to protect wildlife and habitats

Increasing pressures on nature—changing climate, staggering species loss, rapid forest conversion, and more—demand greater scale and collaborative action. The Wild Fund focuses on three areas:

  • Acceleration of our key initiatives to expand wildlife and habitat protection
  • Critical response during emergencies when pressures intensify
  • Voices from the Field to showcase what is working on the ground

Our response

Our second phase of the Wild Fund is a five-point design to scale investment and drive us toward our vision of a world where wildlife flourishes in healthy ecosystems that sustain us all:

At-Risk Wildlife: We harness our signature capacity for rapid response in the face of increased pressures and when human-wildlife conflict occurs.

Women’s Leadership: We scale impact through women-led initiatives that improve family well-being and livelihoods while reducing pressures on natural resources.

Technology and Infrastructure: We integrate new tools for improved monitoring and management and equip field teams with the essentials for effective conservation.

Next-Gen Conservation: We build diverse talent through fellowships, cross-site exchanges and learning, and environmental education.

Climate Resilience: We conserve and restore vital carbon-absorbing land and seascapes. We also invest in Indigenous and other community-led protection efforts.

Your investment in the Wild Fund will fuel protection on the ground now and help build a legacy of financial support for the vital work of our field teams and partners. Please join us.