We help create a world where people and wild forests thrive

Wild Forests and Fauna (WildFF) focuses on addressing landscape-scale conservation issues in globally important forests. We are a diverse network of science and business professionals who, together with local community leaders, implement place-based solutions that connect stakeholders, build capacity in local communities, and propel ideas into action.

WildFF leads programs in Peru, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo where our efforts can make a significant global impact. Intact forests are the “last of the best” forests in the world, and we work directly with communities on the front lines of these globally threatened forests with the following approach:

PROTECT – Direct conservation practices like land acquisitions and ecotourism, as well as long-term efforts such as education and capacity building.

RESTORE – Holistic interventions that reforest the land while developing sustainable economies and maintaining the culture of local communities.

SUPPORT – Identify promising leaders and support their conservation goals through business development, financing and project management.

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Forest News around the world


California’s sequoias and redwoods can survive climate change—if we let them

National Geographic | Jan 6, 2021

Tropical forest destruction accelerated in 2020

NYTimes | April, 2021 Tropical forests around the world were destroyed at an increasing rate in 2020 compared with the year before, despite the global economic downturn caused by the pandemic, which reduced demand for some commodities that have spurred deforestation in the past.

The making of a “European Yellowstone”

NYTimes | March, 2021

Romania is home to extensive swaths of old-growth and primeval forests, many of which sit in the Southern Carpathians. These areas are particularly biodiverse — and increasingly threatened. Eventually the plan is to return their landholdings to the public in the form of a national park based around the Fagaras Mountains, which, sitting alongside the existing Piatra Craiului National Park, would create a chain of parks and a wide-reaching wildlife reserve.