As a non-profit organization, we owe it to you, our donors, partners, volunteers, employees and committee members, to use our funds responsibly. Your donations should arrive directly and achieve the greatest possible success in our projects. This is the only way we can be an effective fundraising organization.
In Germany, there are no uniform disclosure requirements for nonprofit organizations. Nevertheless, we consider it important to disclose our structures, activities and finances in order to strengthen trust and credibility.
we have already bought with land register entry. This is an area 6x as large as the island of Helgoland.
of which are already protected forever thanks to wilderness sponsorships
thus remain permanently bound in the biomass of the forest. This corresponds to the emissions of 100,000 long-haul flights.
In 2023, we received the Phineo "Wirkt!" seal. It confirms that our work has a demonstrable impact and that we are a high-performing and transparent organization. To receive it, we were analyzed by independent experts over a period of 6 months in a four-stage process.
As a donor or partner, you can be sure that your contribution will be used effectively.
In 2017, Wilderness International therefore joined the Transparent Civil Society initiative.
In doing so, we commit ourselves to high standards of transparency, accountability and effectiveness for international NGOs. We have signed the voluntary commitment of "Transparency International e.V." to disclose our actions, in the form of 10 points.
Many of you will be familiar with the DZI donation seal. We have decided against it, among other things because it entails high costs and a large administrative burden - more about that here:
On the initiative of Transparency Deutschland e.V., numerous actors from civil society and academia have defined ten basic points that every civil society organization should make accessible to the public. These include the articles of association, the names of key decision-makers and information on the source of funds, use of funds and personnel structure.
What percentage of my donation really arrives?
was with us in Peru
Marine biologist Robert Marc Lehmann, known as an environmentalist, filmmaker and YouTuber, was with us in Peru and visited the areas he protects with his "Mission Earth" community. The result is an 8-part series with about 400,000 views each. In the video you get an insight into our work, the nature and the people on site in Peru.
we have implemented locally
we have already been able to enter into partnerships with companies to jointly protect nature and make their core business more sustainable
we planted as part of "My tree - My Dresden
I have seen firsthand how Wilderness International tirelessly protects forests, sustainably and tangibly, in collaboration with local people and scientists from around the world. Buying up forests is the best way to ensure that they will still be standing thousands of years from now.
Thanks to our corporate partners, we can protect more nature than would otherwise be possible. At the same time, we are thus implementing sustainability in our core business.
How are our three sister foundations connected and what makes each one special? Who are we, the Wilderness International team?
How we find, purchase, protect long-term, and use wilderness areas for environmental education and research.