WYLD PLANET is committed to funding biodiversity conservation and restoration to ensure a habitable world for future generations.
Our world is at the proverbial tipping point. Humanity's destructive habits have significantly increased habitat loss, species extinction, melting ice caps, rising ocean levels, and increasingly catastrophic weather-related natural disasters. Groundwater is now a precious commodity, and failing crops are a mounting threat to global food security. Yet, we go on with our business-as-usual mindset, chasing profit over all else, not caring at all for the terrible price future generations will pay.
We must unite, act as one, be better and do more to ensure a world where we humans live in harmony with Earth's biodiversity. The very biodiversity that sustains all life on the planet. TOGETHER, WE WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Our IMPACT strategy
At WYLD PLANET, we work with leading experts and domain experts in different biodiversity ecosystems and natural habitats to fund critical biodiversity conservation and restoration activity worldwide - rejuvenating rainforests, revitalising aquatic ecosystems, resuscitating coral reefs and safeguarding endangered species.
- Marine, riparian, riverine & lake ecosystem restoration. - Rebuilding coral reefs and developing coral gene banks to ensure long-term survival. - Regeneration of kelp & seagrass forests. - Protecting endangered marine species from extinction. - Supporting the creation, protection and maintenance of Marine Protected Areas.
- Regeneration of damaged forests. - Protection of critically endangered wildlife species. - Establishment of wildlife corridors to minimise man-animal conflict. - Wildlife rescue, rewilding & emergency medical activities. - Land acquisition for permanent protected status and increased forest cover.
THE HUMAN ELEMENT
We prioritise working with indigenous experts, the actual stakeholders of natural ecosystems worldwide. - We provide jobs and economic empowerment through small business opportunities to indigenous communities within the natural ecosystems we support. - We provide healthcare support for local populations.
In 1990, Conservation International defined the term 'Biodiversity Hotspot' as any region with a minimum of 1,500 species of vascular plants (0.5% of the world's total) as endemics and has lost at least 70% of its original native habitat. They then identified 36 regions around the globe as hotspots. While these regions represent just 2.5% of the planet's land mass, they support over 50% of the world's endemic plant species and 43% of bird, mammal, reptile and amphibian endemic species. Biodiversity hotspots also play home to more than 2 Billion people, primarily those living in the world's less developed nations. While contributing the least to the global climate emergency, these nations face the brunt of it. They need all the help they can get.
THE CARIBBEAN CORAL ARK PROJECT
It is incredible to note that coral reefs occupy less than 1% of Earth's ocean floor and account for more than 25% of marine life. Spread across the tropics, coral reefs harbour the highest biodiversity of any ecosystem globally and support more than 1 Billion people through their invaluable ecosystem services.
Our initial focus lies within the Caribbean Islands Biodiversity Hotspot. The deadly Stony Coral Tissue Loss disease has decimated reefs in this region. Working with leading experts and local partners, we aim to progressively fund the setup and operation of multiple biobanks across the Caribbean region to harvest and store relevant Coral species for harvesting and replanting at scale to regenerate reefs in the region.
Discussions are underway with leading experts within the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot to fund projects for extensive habitat restoration, freshwater security and the prevention of human-animal conflict.
We are also working to establish relationships with domain experts to fund projects focused on habitat restoration, establishment of wildlife corridors and the protection of endemic critically endangered legacy wildlife species like the Orang-utans, the Sumatran Tigers, the Javan Rhinos and the Asian Pygmy Elephants, that are on the verge of extinction.
With other fledgling conversations developing in the Galapagos Islands in South America, Uganda and Kenya in Africa, and various Small Island Developing States in the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific, we aim to be a reliable source of long-term funding for our chosen partnerships.
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