”We refuse to live in a world where rhinos and elephants no longer exist in the wild”

Team Wildhood

About Wildhood Foundation

Every day 55 elephants are killed for their tusks. 

Wildhood Foundation was founded in 2016 as a reaction to the escalating poaching and illegal trade targeting wild animals in Africa. According to the UN, one million species of animals and plants are threatened with extinction. Never before has nature been under so much pressure as now. And it’s up to our generation to make a difference before its too late. Wildhood’s mission is to enable an effective protection of threatened species and their habitats through combating the illegal wildlife trade. Funds raised go to selected local efforts that defend the wildlife in some of Africa’s most affected areas. 

OUR WORK IN BULLETS:

• Raise funds to enable and support hands-on protection of wildlife and nature in Africa
• Raise awareness to increase knowledge about the threats to wildlife and nature
• Influence opinion and legislation through debate and policy work

Rhino horn is the world’s most expensive material worth more than gold on the balck market in Southeast Asia. 

WILDHOOD SUPPORT:

• Recruitment and training of female park rangers
• Salaries, uniforms and equipment to keep the rangers operational
• K9-dogs trained to find parts of wild aniamls, weapons or amminution
• Scholarships to school kids in communities sourrounding the wilderness

Since start Wildhood has raised more than 10 million SEK and today contributes to the protection of 1 000 000 hectares of wilderness in South Africa and Zimbabwe.  The work deploys 110 women and benefits 242 households with 726 kids in school age. In the areas Wildhood help protect poching have been reduced by up to 80%.

Wildhood is the proof of that a small organization can make a great impact. Since start we’ve raised more than 10 million SEK and today we support the protection of 1 000 000 hectares of wilderness in Africa. Together with our donors and partners we’re fighting for a world where rhinos, lions and elephants exists in the wild for future generations!

Filippa Tarras-Wahlberg

Founder Wildhood Foundation

Team Wildhood

Filippa Tarras-Wahlberg

Filippa Tarras-Wahlberg

Founder & CEO
filippa@wildhood.org
072 449 1500

Ola Johannesson

Ola Johannesson

Chairman of the board

 

Helena Thybell

Helena Thybell

Wildhood board member 
General Secretary Rädda Barnen

Bernice Glimberg

Bernice Glimberg

Wildhood board member 
Founder Liked 

Louisa Tarras-Wahlberg

Louisa Tarras-Wahlberg

Wildhood Board Member 
Analyst Swedish Police

Christina Geijer

Christina Geijer

Wildhood Policy Adviser 
PhD Wildlife Conservation 

Konrad Bergström

Konrad Bergström

Wildhood Adviser
President X Shore   

Jimmy Jillefors

Jimmy Jillefors

Wildhood Finance  
Swedish National Audit Office

Annual Reports

Annual Report

Annual Report 2020

Annual Report 2019

Annual Report 2018

Global goals

In 2015 the United Nations set out its Global Goals, or Agenda 2030, to stimulate action in areas of critical importance for humanity and nature. It defines 17 Sustainable Development Goals of which Wildhood Foundation fulfills 9. Of critical importance for wildlife and nature is Goal 15: Life on Land which aims to protect biodiversity and natural habitats as well as eliminate poaching and trafficking of protected species. A sustainable use of our ecosystems and preserving biodiversity is not a cause, it is the key to our own survival.
Through the work to protect sustainable ecosystems and biodiversity Wildhood actively contributes to the objectives of Goal 15 but through supporting projects that employs women from poor rural communities as park rangers, several development goals are also met. Direct effects are reduced poverty and hunger: Goal 1 and 2, decent working conditions and economic growth: Goal 8 and increased equality: Goal 5 and 10. Indirect effects of recruiting female park rangers are that women, compared to men, tend to spend more of their income on their children’s health and education which contributes to Goal 3, 4 and 6. Through future project plans Wildhood intends to include even more Goals, specifically the fight against climate change: Goal 13 and sustainable seas: Goal 14. Learn more about the Global Goals here!