Rewilding Europe Circle
Colorado, United States
Vance G. Martin has been President since 1983 of The WILD Foundation, a US-based, global conservation not-for-profit originally founded in Africa by Ian Player, and established as a US-based organization in 1974. He has worked or lived in over 60 countries, implementing WILD’s global conservation vision of Nature Needs Half™ while connecting between the headquarters in Colorado (USA) with WILD projects and partner organizations throughout North America and around the world.
Since 1983, he has been International Director for the World Wilderness Congress, WILDs flagship project that is now the world’s longest-running, public, international conservation project. In working to promote and strengthen the understanding that wild nature is fundamental to a healthy and prosperous human society, his working emphasis is that cultural awareness and relevance are equally important, as are the tools of science and policy.
Working with leaders in government, business, communications, and the arts – in both “western” and traditional cultures – he is committed to a collaborative approach in crafting positive and effective conservation solutions that protect wilderness, wildlife and people, and that honour the spirit of nature and humankind.