Our Mission

The Fund for Wild Nature invests in bold grassroots organizations and innovative conservation efforts that meet emerging needs for protecting biodiversity and wilderness.


The Fund for Wild Nature believes that healthy ecosystems are too essential to be sacrificed. Increasingly rare, wild areas constitute the main reservoirs of biodiversity, and provide key spiritual and scientific reference points for our understanding of the planet's wondrous cycles of birth, life, death and decay.

The Board's ideology is rooted in biocentrism and the belief that the human experience has become increasingly distressed as society has disconnected from Nature and attempted to control natural systems for shortsighted consumption. We may perceive comfort and convenience, but the waste we leave degrades our quality of life and inflicts a great deal of suffering on the other life with which we share the Earth. When we realize our kinship with other life forms, we rediscover our natural, wilder selves.


Photo of Lassen Peak in California by Monica Bond, wildlife biologist and Fund for Wild Nature Board Member