The WILD Foundation

The WILD Foundation is bringing people together to defend large-scale wilderness. The next 30 years are critical for life on Earth. Either we will find a way to coexist with the 8 million other species we share this planet with, or we will lose more than half of the rich and irreplaceable biological inheritance our singular home has bestowed upon us. The WILD Foundation is on the leading edge of an effort to protect half of Earth's wild places by 2050 and end the biodiversity crisis before it is too late. To kick off this effort we are building regional coalitions, starting in India where, in 2018, we are pulling together hundreds of stakeholders to unite existing conservation efforts into a coordinated plan to demonstrate that it is possible to protect half the planet, one country and region at a time.

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Staff

Part Time Staff:
0
Full Time Staff:
5
Contract Staff:
5
Volunteers Annually:
10
Retention Rate:
100%

Vance Martin, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 1984

Vance joined WILD as president in 1984 after 15 years in international business and non-profit management. An innovative leader known for bridging the interests of people and nature, he has lived extensively overseas, worked in over 45 countries, and helped to establish many non-profits. An acknowledged expert in international nature conservation and wilderness protection, he serves on the boards of numerous organizations such as the Cheetah Conservation Fund, Friends of Peace Parks, Fulcrum Publishing, Wilderness Foundation (South Africa), Wilderness Foundation (UK), International Conservation Caucus Foundation, and others. He is also the founder and current co-chairman of the IUCN Wilderness Specialist Group, and has edited and authored many publications. A native of the U.S. Piedmont region, he graduated magna cum laude from West Virginia University. For more information about Vance, please visit his wikipedia page.

Boards

Board Type:
Local
Meetings per Year:
2
Term Length:
3 years
Term Limit:
none
Total # of Board Members:
Clients on Board:
No
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Board Demographics:

Female:
6
Male:
6
Transgender Female:
0
Transgender Male:
0
Gender Other:
0

Black or African American:
0
Asian:
0
White:
11
Hispanic or Latino:
1
Multiracial:
0
American Indian or Alaska Native:
0
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander:
0
Other Ethnicities:
0

Average Number of Years Current Board Members Have Served on Board

Attendance Percentage for Board Meetings

75%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute Dollars

100%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute In-Kind

100%

Percentage of Board Members that have Completeted the Colorado Secretary of State's Nonprofit Board Member Course:

0%

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