- Protect and increase urban biodiversity and wild, naturally functioning green space.
- Increase ecological connectivity while connecting cities and citizens to the land and seascapes that they inhabit.
- Unlock widespread efforts to address urban problems through nature-based solutions, catalyzing innovation and modeling of policies and practices that work.
- Ensure access to nature for urban citizens of diverse socio-economic, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds and connect them to each other in support of wild nature.
- Build new constituencies of advocates for nature regeneration.
- Improve urban ecological, economic, social, human health and spiritual conditions.
- Inspire urban city dwellers while encouraging hope and pride in nature.
If you are interested in becoming a champion of the WILD Cities Project, please contact Daniela Uribe.
WILD Cities is now leading the Urban Biodiversity Mission on Project Noah! We’ll be featuring some outstanding shots of wildlife in cities from around the world in the WILD Cities social media each week, so check out our Twitter and Facebook pages. Do you have some great images or videos of urban wildlife? Join our Urban Biodiversity Mission on Project Noah!
Learn more about:
- Why should you become a WILD Cities Champion?
- Developing Principles & WILD Cities Champions; Collaborative Workshops; Program Partners
- Our partners at Biomatrix Water: Harnessing the power of nature to revitalize waterways
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The WILD Cities project supports and furthers the Nature Needs Half™ vision, encouraging urban dwellers to discover approaches to developing a reciprocal, balanced relationship between people and nature to ensure that wild lands, waterways and seascapes are protected and interconnected in and around a city.
- WILD Cities Declaration – Signed and championed by WILD Cities Champions and Partners
- International Collaboration and Learning – Coordinated collaboration and capacity-building among WILD Cities Champions across sectors and cities.
- WILD Cities Toolkit
- A Growing WILD Cities Movement – New Champions identified and outreach conducted to enable more urban areas to meet the WILD Cities goals