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Have you ever wondered how to become a more effective advocate for the planet, drastically limit the rise of global temperatures, support innovative ideas that empower rural and urban communities to live in harmony with the natural world, save critically endangered species, end the Sixth Mass Extinction, and keep Earth wild now and in the future?

Protecting wilderness is the single most effective solution for all the above problems. And that is why the World Wilderness Congress convenes once every few years, to bring the world together for a wilder, cleaner, healthier planet.

In 2020, the 11th World Wilderness Congress (WILD11) will establish a global network of leaders to help:

  • Protect 50% of their countries on the way to protecting half the planet
  • End the Sixth Mass Extinction
  • Save life on Earth

WILD11 will also bring renewed emphasis and energy to the protection of deserts and grasslands (Earth’s most degraded ecosystems) and advance new practical, community-based conservation models.

Your participation is needed in this event. As we finalize government agreements, sign-up for updates to be the first to know when and where WILD11 will be hosted.

Together, we will keep Earth wild!

A quick update

WILD11 was originally planned for and approved by our Chinese colleagues for late 2019. At their request, we have postponed this China Congress until after the major meeting of the Convention on Biodiversity (China, 2020). Meanwhile, our initiative Working Together for A Wilder China continues and expands, and discussions for WILD11 in 2020, in another country, are well advanced. Stay tuned for our announcement!