Program areas at GWC
Wildlife: re:wilRewildld is driving conservation action for thousands of threatened and overlooked species. We've deployed searches for species thought to be lost forever - and found them. - re:wilRewildld commenced a three-year project in partnership with fauna & flora international, university of Maryland, and pu mat national park personnel to enable community-collaborative crime prevention targeting the illegal wildlife trade of vietnam's unique biodiversity. - our search for lost species rediscovered several species lost to science for decades, including the sierra leon crab, the batman river loach of turkey, and the haitian magnolia tree. - re:wilRewildld and iucn ssc became the first global orgs to call for recognition of fungi as 1 of 3 kingdoms of macroscopic life critical to sustaining life on earth.
Guardians: we support biodiversity guardians such as indigenous peoples, women, youth, and rangers. Our support for people working in conservation includes cultivating leadership, weaving networks, and access to technical and financial resources. - for the first time, a biological survey was undertaken together by external researchers, local traditional authorities, and two members of the aliwa-cupepe indigenous guards to underscore the importance and uniqueness of the aliwa-cupepe ancestral territory in colombia. - this year saw a landmark event in our ongoing work in mounts iglit-baco natural park on the island of mindoro, ancestral home to the indigenous taubuid people and the critically endangered tamaraw, a species of dwarf buffalo. An agreement was signed between our local partners the d'aboville foundation, the national council of indigenous peoples, and the leaders of the taubuid people to support and advance the taubuid ancestral domain claim in the park. - as a founding member of the universal ranger support alliance, re:wilRewildld helped develop and launch a five year action plan that will bring critical interventions in ranger advocacy and representation, community-ranger relations, equality, and equity in the ranger workforce, among other key objectives.
Wildlands: re:wilRewildld works to protect and restore key biodiversity areas and unique ecosystems. - after removing invasive species, the island of redonda saw nesting seabirds return and ground lizard populations increase by 800%. The government of antigua and barbuda has agreed to fully safeguard the island and surrounding seas with a 73,000 acre protected area, the largest in the lesser antilles. - re:wilRewildld completed a key 30,000 acre land acquisition in belize which will establish a critical wildlife corridor for jaguars and other endangered species within the mayan forests of central america. - re:wilRewildld helped create and launch an online training course to build relevant knowledge and skills among practitioners and experts who will be involved in key biodiversity area identification and training in their own nations, an enormous step in in building national capacity.
Creating change: seventy percent of people don't know what biodiversity is or why it's important. Re:wilRewildld leverages its global platform for campaigns such as #savetheokavango, which is fighting oil drilling in a pristine ecosystem, and #rewildbrazil, which encouraged brazilians to vote for the amazon and the planet in recent elections.