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Re:wild

We don’t need to reinvent the planet. We just need to rewild it—for all wildkind.

Austin, TX   |  www.rewild.org

Mission

Re:wild protects and restores the wild to build a thriving Earth where all life flourishes. We have a singular and powerful focus: the wild as the most effective solution to the interconnected climate, biodiversity and human wellbeing crises. Founded by a group of renowned conservation scientists together with Leonardo DiCaprio, Re:wild is a force multiplier that brings together Indigenous peoples, local communities, influential leaders, nongovernmental organizations, governments, companies and the public to protect and rewild at the scale and speed we need.

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Re:wild protects and restores the wild. We have a singular and powerful focus: the wild as the most effective solution to the interconnected climate, biodiversity and pandemic crises. Founded by a group of renowned conservation scientists together with Leonardo DiCaprio, Re:wild is a force multiplier that brings together Indigenous peoples, local communities, influential leaders, nongovernmental organizations, governments, companies and the public to protect and rewild at the scale and speed we need. Re:wild launched in 2021 combining more than three decades of conservation impact of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and Global Wildlife Conservation, leveraging expertise, partnerships and platforms under one unified brand, bringing new attention, energy and voices together. Our vital work has protected and conserved over 12 million acres benefitting more than 16,000 species in the world’s most irreplaceable places for biodiversity.

Ruling year info

2009

Chief Scientist and CEO

Dr. Wes Sechrest Ph.D.

Main address

PO Box 129

Austin, TX 78767 USA

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Formerly known as

Global Wildlife Conservation

EIN

26-2887967

NTEE code info

Wildlife Preservation/Protection (D30)

Biological, Life Science Research includes Marine Biology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Biotechnology, etc.) (U50)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

IRS filing requirement

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Wildlands

Our forests, grasslands, peatlands, freshwater rivers and lakes, coral reefs, mangroves, seagrasses and other natural ecosystems do not merely provide a home for Earth’s plants, animals and fungi, they provide a liveable planet for all life, including each of us. Ecosystems regulate the climate and protect us from zoonotic disease; they generate clean air, fresh water and an abundance of food and medicines. And they do this for free—but only if we give them the chance.

As humans continue to ravage our wildlands for agriculture, minerals, oil, timber and urban development, and other forms of short-term gain, we are also destroying our chance to implement the most effective solutions to the global climate and extinction crises. Healthy, intact ecosystems are much better at storing and sequestering carbon—a critical nature-based solution to the climate crisis—than degraded ones. We all need healthy ecosystems to survive.

Population(s) Served

Re:wild focuses on protecting some of the rarest and most threatened species in the world, and also on restoring species on the brink of extinction as part of our strategy to recover entire ecosystems. Today’s extinction rate is thousands of times higher than the natural historical extinction rate as a direct result of human activity. We help implement tailored strategies for each of the more than 95 species around the world we focus on, including preventing wildlife crime, supporting conservation breeding programs, creating and managing protected areas.

Through our extensive international partnerships and by supporting local partners—including small nonprofits, individual species champions, wildlife rangers and Indigenous peoples—to do their work more effectively, we are able to protect and restore wildlife species, even populations that are down to just a few individuals. These efforts benefit an additional 2,300 threatened species.

Population(s) Served

The Guardians of the Earth are the stewards of the world’s wild places, and the plants and animals that live there. These are the park rangers, Indigenous peoples, and local communities who prove every day that people have incredible power to benefit life on Earth. These are the scientists, women, academics, resource managers, and youth who are dedicating their lives to safeguarding biodiversity.

The world needs protected places. It also needs growing populations of diverse people to connect to them, to belong to them, and ultimately to work and advocate for them and the plants, animals and fungi that depend on them for survival. With partners around the world, Re:wild is committed to expanding the number, diversity, and influence of these promising leaders above and beyond what exists today, by connecting them to vital networks and equipping them with the skills and resources they need to do their work.

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Re:wild

Board of directors
as of 09/22/2022
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Board chair

Dan Richards

Global Rescue

Term: 2020 -

Daniel Richards

Global Rescue LLC

Scott McDonald

Our Children's Earth Foundation

Weston Sechrest

Re:wild

John Mitchell

Episode Six

Simone Friedman

EJF Philanthropies

Leonardo DiCaprio

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/7/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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