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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 mission is to protect and restore the wild to build a thriving Earth where all life flourishes.
Although Re:wild is bigger than any one organization and includes individuals and organizations around the globe, the individuals behind Re:wild include:
Chief Scientist & Ceo
Wes Sechrest, Ph.D.
Don Church, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President
Penny Langhammer, Ph.D.
Chief Conservation Officer
Russell Mittermeier, Ph.D.
Chief Operating Officer
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
Director of Conservation Breeding
Ape Conservation Director and Rapid Rescue Fund Director
Primate Conservation Director
Anthony Rylands, Ph.D.
Manager of Conservation Partnerships / Africa Manager (acting)
Manager Of Iucn Red List Assessments
Rebecca Kormos, Ph.D.
Science Program Officer
Andrew Snyder, Ph.D.
Data And Metrics Manager
Andean Countries Coordinator
Lina M. Valencia, Ph.D.
Director Of Protected Area Management
Biodiversity Assessments Coordinator
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
Senior Advisor To Wildlands
Senior Brazil Associate
Vice President of Communications and Marketing
Robin D. Moore, Ph.D.
Director Of Communications
Lindsay Renick Mayer
Director of Marketing and Brand
Senior Manager Of Influencer & Social Engagement
Senior Communications Specialist
Brand Partnerships Officer
Nick Rose Ntertsas
Social Media Manager
Director Of Finance
Senior Director Of Strategic Partnerships
Senior Development Officer
Maria Christina Wurschy
Outreach And Events Director
Laura J. Kay
Grants And Operations Manager
Tinisha Hancock, Ph.D.