THE ORGANIZERS

CO-HOSTS

Government of Rajasthan (India)

Represented by The Honorable Ashok Gehlot, Chief Minister; Ms Shreya Guha; Principal Secretary: Department of Tourism, Art and Culture; and, Forest, Environment, and Tourism

 


 

Wilderness Foundation Global (WFG)

Focused on developing leadership and implementing effective action for protecting wilderness and wildlife while meeting the needs of human communities, WFG is the only global conservation organization born and based in Africa. As a founding member of WFG, WILD Foundation has continuing operational responsibility for the World Wilderness Congress since its inception in 1977.

President: Vance G. Martin (WILD Foundation, USA)

CEO: Andrew Muir (Wilderness Foundation Africa)

Chairman: Todani Moyo

 


 

Sanctuary Nature Foundation (SNF)

With India’s most established, nation-wide experience and network in conservation communications and media, Sanctuary’s flagship publication is Sanctuary Asia, India’s premiere monthly conservation publication.  Considered the main “crossroads for conservation” in India, Sanctuary works at the interface of biodiversity, economics and climate change. Of its many programmes, Sanctuary’s Kids for Tigers Programme is a +1 million network of youth, advocating constantly for outreach, and protection of the Bengal tiger and its wild home. The Sanctuary Community Owned Community Operated Nature (COCOON) Conservancy is a rewilding program, nested within the larger Nature Needs Half/WILD Foundation umbrella. Sanctuary’s Mud on Boots Project is a national support programme for men and women working at ground level on biodiversity protection. 

Founder and Managing Director: Bittu Sahgal (Sanctuary Nature Foundation)

Chief Operating Officer: Dr. Parvish Pandya

 


 

The WILD Foundation

For over 40 years, WILD has assembled leaders from all sectors of society and from all over the world to come together for the twin purposes of forging strong policy communities with shared goals and objectives for the protection of nature, and building respect for Earth’s wilderness. Putting respect for nature at the center of the leadership community and stewarding coordinated action for her protection is what we do best.

President: Vance G. Martin

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Co-Chairs – Bittu Sahgal (Sanctuary Nature Foundation), Vance G.Martin (Wilderness Foundation Global / WILD Foundation)

Managing Director (Honorary) – Sunil Mehta  (Tree House Resorts)

General Secretary – Dr. Parvish Pandya (Sanctuary Nature Foundation)

Science Director – Dr. Alan Watson (Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute)

World Heritage and Wilderness; Primary Forests – Cyril Kormos (Wild Heritage)

Global Campaigns – Karl Wagner (Austria)

Conservation Outcomes – Magnus Sylven (Switzerland)

Young Professionals – Crista Valentino (CoalitionWILD), Cara Tejpal (Sanctuary Nature Foundation)

Convention of Biodiversity, IUCN Post-Aichi Targets Task Force – Harvey Locke (Canada)

China Coordinator – Zhang Qian (Wilderness Foundation Global / WILD Foundation, China)

Communications and Media – Amy Lewis (WILD Foundation)

Nature Needs Half – Swati Hingorani (Nature Needs Half Steering Committee)

Ex oficio – Andrew Muir (Wilderness Foundation Africa), Jo Roberts (Wilderness Foundation UK), Cherryl Curry (Wilderness Leadership School, South Africa)

PROGRAMME PARTNERS (Initial)

Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute 

CoalitionWILD

Ecoforum Foundation Global (China) 

Global Center for Indigenous Leadership and Lifeways 

ICCA Consortium

IntAct: International Action for Primary Forests

International Journal of Wilderness

International League of Conservation Photographers 

Nature Needs Half Network 

Rewilding Europe 

Wildlife Conservation Trust 

Wildlife Trust of India 

Wild Heritage 

Wild Europe 

Wilderness Foundation Africa

Wilderness Foundation (UK) 

Wilderness Leadership School (South Africa) 

Wilderness Institute (University of Leeds) 

Wilderness Specialist Group (IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas)

World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN)

WWF India