Survival Revolution

South Africa

One of the most mega-biodiverse countries in the world, South Africa also exerts outsized leadership throughout Africa, a continent that is expected to double in population by 2050. Expanding sustainably managed and restored lands in South Africa to preserve ecological integrity could reap tremendous gains throughout a continent beset by both economic and development pressures.

Cape Town, South Africa


The Challenge

South Africa’s biodiversity alone makes it important partner in the Survival Revolution. But it is its leadership potential that makes it essential. Encouraging more ecological sound leadership requires breaking through a national dialogue consumed by other political controversies.

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The Opportunity

Building on South Africa’s strong conservation tradition, the Survival Revolution is recruiting new partners from all sectors of society to share the importance of nature in addressing climate and human development. Your help is needed now more than ever!

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Wilderness Foundation Africa



Wilderness Foundation Africa envisions a world that has sufficient intact natural ecosystems and wilderness areas that are valued and effectively protected for the benefit of all species.

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