for all wildkind

Let's get wild

You know what’s wild? That nearly 70% of people don’t know what biodiversity is, or why it matters. With the launch of our new brand, we are inviting the world to rewild the Earth with us for a future where wildlife thrives and ecosystems support the wellbeing and prosperity of all wildkind. 

Amazon Gladiator Frog under a starry sky in Cocobolo Nature Reserve, Panama. (Photo by: Robin Moore, Re:wild)

Re:wild protects and restores the diversity of life on Earth through innovative collaborations among individuals, communities, Indigenous peoples, governments, scientists, and businesses to drive the most pressing nature-based solutions to our planet’s urgent crises. Radical change requires radical collaboration.

Our journey

Our story begins at the intersection of science and collaboration. 

Re:wild launched in 2021 combining more than three decades of conservation impact by Leonardo DiCaprio and Global Wildlife Conservation, leveraging expertise, partnerships and platforms to bring new attention, energy and voices together. Collectively with our partners in more than 50 countries, in 2020 alone we worked to conserve over 45 million acres of wild places and to reverse the plight of 835 threatened species.

Kayapo video taken by an indigenous filmmaker at a meeting of indigenous and traditional forest peoples of the Xingu river valley in the Kayapo village of Kubenkokre, Mekragnoti.

We worked with Indigenous communities to protect their Amazon home, brought Tasmanian Devils back to mainland Australia for the first time in 3,000 years, launched a $42 million rapid response fund with the EU, and rediscovered species lost to science for over 100 years.

But in order to truly rewild the world, we need to go further.

This is why we are building an ecosystem for collaborative action and impact. An ecosystem as diverse, inclusive, and vibrant as the tropical forests, mangroves, and coral reefs that breathe life into our shared home.

Re:wild the world

Re:wild is our—and your—science-based vehicle to make a difference. With a focus on actions that will build a world in balance with the wild, we are committed to equipping all those yearning to be a part of the solution with the tools they need to make the change. 

Animal handler Yanti Tarigan carrying Sumatran Orangutan babies to the forest school as part of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program. (Photo by Kike Arnal/Arcus Foundation)

We believe that together, we can protect and restore those ecosystems critical to the health of our planet—from the Amazon to Australia and from Borneo to our own backyards. We are excited to embark on this journey, because we believe that, together, we can rewild our world.

Re:wild’s logo

Although Re:wild is bigger than any one organization and includes individuals and organizations around the globe, the individuals behind Re:wild include:

Leadership

Chief Scientist & Ceo

Wes Sechrest, Ph.D.

President

Don Church, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President

Penny Langhammer, Ph.D.

Chief Conservation Officer

Russell Mittermeier, Ph.D.

Chief Operating Officer

Alejandro Quintero

Field and Science Programs

Senior Director of Conservation Strategies

Barney Long, Ph.D.

Senior Director Of Guardians

Nina Paige Hadley

Senior Director, Wildlife Trade

Peter Paul van Dijk, Ph.D.

Caribbean Alliance Director

Jenny Daltry, Ph.D. F.R.G.S.

Latin America Director

Chris Jordan, Ph.D.

Director of Conservation Priorities

Matt Foster

Director of Conservation Breeding

Jeff Holland

Ape Conservation Director and Rapid Rescue Fund Director

Dirck Byler

Primate Conservation Director

Anthony Rylands, Ph.D.

Manager of Conservation Partnerships / Africa Manager (acting)

Mary Brown

Manager Of Iucn Red List Assessments

Jennifer Luedtke

Senior Associate

Rebecca Kormos, Ph.D.

Science Program Officer

Andrew Snyder, Ph.D.

Data And Metrics Manager

Carrie Stengel

Andean Countries Coordinator

Lina M. Valencia, Ph.D.

Director Of Protected Area Management

Mike Appleton

Biodiversity Assessments Coordinator

Kelsey Neam

Amphibian Red List Authority Program Officer

Lauren Naylor Warr

Asian Species Officer

Andrew Tilker, Ph.D.

Freshwater Fish Conservation Program Manager

Harmony Patricio, Ph.D.

Program Manager Of Wild Cat Conservation

Jim Sanderson, Ph.D.

Wildlife Crime Prevention Officer

James Slade

Senior Associate

Genevieve Campbell

Senior Advisor To Wildlands

Byron Swift

Senior Brazil Associate

Rodrigo Medeiros

Marketing and Communications

Vice President of Communications and Marketing

Robin D. Moore, Ph.D.

Director Of Communications

Lindsay Renick Mayer

Director of Marketing and Brand

Carrie Hutchison

Senior Manager Of Influencer & Social Engagement

Arnelle Lozada

Senior Communications Specialist

Devin Murphy

Brand Partnerships Officer

Nick Rose Ntertsas

Social Media Manager

Tagan Horton

Operations

Director Of Finance

Reagan Steppe

Senior Director Of Strategic Partnerships

Laura Stewart

Senior Development Officer

Maria Christina Wurschy

Outreach And Events Director

Laura J. Kay

Grants And Operations Manager

Tinisha Hancock, Ph.D.

Executive Assistant

Ella Outlaw

Office Manager

Jill Lucena

Operations Assistant

Ana Denman

Operations Associate

Jessica Argubright