Catching up with Tania Romero Bautista

Tania Romero Bautista in the Amazon

How a first-year Future Leader made her way from the Peruvian Amazon to a Fulbright in Florida Since our Future Leaders Summit back in January our participants, or innovadores as they call themselves, have been spreading their ideas and vision throughout Madre de Dios. I caught up with Tania Romero Bautista, who joined us in the first year of the program and has been an absolute star, spreading the word…

Future Leaders Summit 4: Why Place Matters

Varun Giving a Tropical Ecology Talk in the Forest

This is the 4th post in our Future Leaders Summit 4 series. Read the previous posts: 1. Future Leaders Summit 4: Growing the Network 2. Future Leaders Summit 4: Hopes and Dreams 3. Future Leaders Summit 4: Wilder than Ever! Inspiring environmental action by connecting innovators with nature We believe that knowing a place is a powerful means of connecting individuals and communities to each other. Place-based learning is transformative,…

Future Leaders Summit 4: Wilder than Ever!

Community along the Las Piedras River

This is the 3rd post in our Future Leaders Summit 4 series. Read the previous posts: 1. Future Leaders Summit 4: Growing the Network 2. Future Leaders Summit 4: Hopes and Dreams Our 4th Future Leaders Summit was a great success, better and wilder than ever before! This was the first year that the Future Leaders Program was able to directly collaborate with ARCAmazon & LPAC, situated in the heart…

Future Leaders Summit 4: Hopes and Dreams

It’s not all trees! Puerto Maldonado residents need more green spaces. Credit: LovePeru.co

This is the 2nd post in our Future Leaders Summit 4 series. Read the previous posts: 1. Future Leaders Summit 4: Growing the Network Our new participants “A better quality of life, one that values identity, culture and biodiversity” – one Future Leader’s dream for the future We’re excited to report that the 2017 Future Leaders program received a record number of applications! Our Summit 4 participants are an incredibly…

Future Leaders Summit 4: Growing the Network

This is the 1st post in our Future Leaders Summit 4 series. We are currently preparing for our 4th Summit (an exciting time here at WildFF!), which will take place on January 7-13, 2017 at the Las Piedras Amazon Center. This year’s rainforest retreat is set in a gorgeous concession secured by WildFF and our partner ARCAmazon. It is the perfect setting for our summit, as participants can witness first-hand…

Future Leaders: In Their Own Words

We are proud to show you this new video about the Future Leaders program in Madre de Dios. It includes interviews and voices of many past participants who speak directly to the value of this program. Special thanks to our video editor and Future Leader since 2014 Pavel Martiarena Huamán!  

LUSH Cosmetics to Support Future Leaders Program

We are excited to announce a new partnership in the Peruvian Amazon with LUSH Cosmetics! Combatting regional deforestation, especially in the remote area of Madre de Dios, requires innovative and multi-faceted approaches. Wild Forests and Fauna is invested in providing capacity building and support for young professionals from local communities and has found a like-minded partner in LUSH. Though the Future Leaders program, WildFF engages local youth and provides them with business skills…

Inspirations from Future Leaders Summit III

We’d like to share with you just a few of the thank you letters that we’ve received from our 2016 Future Leaders. These are small reminders that we are making big differences in their future paths. To know that we are inspiring young people to envision Madre de Dios as a sustainable place they want to live and create is a win for forest conservation! We wanted to share their…

Future Leaders Summit III

Thanks to the many donations during our IndieGogo campaign and a matching grant from our partners at Kiwi Energy, at this year’s Future Leaders Summit, we were able to take 15 participants and 4 instructors into the Amazon for training, community building and sustainable business development! We happily report that we attained our 5 main Summit III goals: •Undertake business case challenge on behalf of the Ecolodge which housed us at Rainforest Expeditions – The…

Kiwi Energy Supports Future Leaders in the Amazon

KIWI ENERGY SUPPORTS FUTURE LEADERS IN THE AMAZON Energy Supplier Backs Youth Leadership Program in Conjunction with Local Peruvian University UNAMAD New York, NY — (ReleaseWire) — 04/05/2016 –As a clean energy advocate, the team at Kiwi Energy understands the importance of making an investment now for tomorrow. Their efforts to build a better future for the world are seen in numerous efforts, including their support of Wild Forests & Fauna, and more…