The Wilderness Foundation (South Africa), founded in 1972, protects, and sustains African wilderness and wild lands through holistic and integrated conservation, social and education programmes.
The Wilderness Foundation has been a pioneer in using wilderness as a positive force for social change in South Africa. To date Wilderenss Foundation has taken over one hundred thousand political, business and community leaders, as well as historically disadvantaged youth, through their programmes, which allow participants to experience wild nature.
Its work in wilderness heals and sustains the human psyche and has been a leader in the field of creating an understanding of the link between ecosystem health and human well-being.
Wilderness Foundation focuses on four key areas:
- Social Up-liftment through wilderness
- Experiential Education in wilderness
- Wilderness Management
- Wilderness Advocacy