About Wild Heritage
To protect primary forests, restore degraded forests and safeguard biocultural diversity around the world.
Primary forest protection, protected areas and ecological restoration.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” –Margaret Mead
CYRIL KORMOS, Founder / Executive Director
Cyril is Founder and Executive Director of Wild Heritage, a project of Earth Island Institute. He also serves as IUCN-WCPA Vice-Chair for World Heritage, is a member of IUCN’s World Heritage Panel and chairs the IUCN-WCPA World Heritage Network. Cyril is also a co-founder and coordinator of IntAct: International Action for Primary Forests. He also serves as a member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Primary Forest Task Team and of the Griffith University Primary Forests and Climate Change Research Projects and is a trustee of Wild Europe. He was a Lui-Walton Innovator’s Fellow at Conservation International from 2016-2018 and became a National Geographic Explorer in 2018.
Cyril has edited several books, including A Handbook on International Wilderness Law and Policy (Fulcrum Publishing) and three books in the CEMEX Nature Series: Earth’s Legacy: Natural World Heritage, A Geography of Hope: Saving Primary Forests and Nature’s Solutions to Climate Change. He has also published extensively in scientific and policy journals.
Prior to Wild Heritage, Cyril was Vice President for Policy at the WILD Foundation, and before WILD, was Senior Director for Program Management in the President’s Office at Conservation International.
Cyril holds a B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley, an M.Sc. in Politics of the World Economy from the London School of Economics and a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School. Cyril was a Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management in 2015-2016.
DR. DOMINICK A. DELLASALA, Chief Scientist
Dr. Dominick A. DellaSala is Chief Scientist at Wild Heritage, and former President of the Society for Conservation Biology, North America Section. He is an internationally renowned author of over 300 science papers on forest and fire ecology, conservation biology, endangered species management, and landscape ecology. Dominick has given plenary and keynote talks ranging from academic conferences to the United Nations Earth Summit. He has appeared in National Geographic, Science Digest, Science Magazine, Scientific American, Time Magazine, Audubon Magazine, National Wildlife Magazine, High Country News, Terrain Magazine, NY Times, LA Times, USA Today, Jim Lehrer News Hour, CNN, MSNBC, “Living on Earth (NPR),” several PBS documentaries and even Fox News! Dominick has served on numerous committees, including White House Council task forces on forests and the Oregon’s Global Warming Commission carbon task force reporting to the governor. He is editor of scientific journals and publications. His book “Temperate and Boreal Rainforests of the World: Ecology and Conservation” received an academic excellence award from Choice magazine, one of the nation’s top book review journals. His recent co-authored book– The Ecological Importance of Mixed-Severity Fires: Nature’s Phoenix – presents groundbreaking science on the ecological importance of wildfires. Dominick is motivated by his work to leave a living planet for his daughters, grandkids and all those that follow.
Email: [email protected]
Call: (541) 621-7223
DR. ANDRÉA L. KUCHY, Conservation Scientist and Regional Coordinator
Dr. Andréa L. Kuchy is Conservation Scientist and Regional Coordinator at Wild Heritage, where she coordinates diverse NGO partners in formulating conservation strategies, campaign planning, and implementation. She focuses on ecoregional conservation assessments for regional partners working to protect regions in the Pacific Northwest and Southwestern U.S. from logging of large trees and mature forests.
Andréa has success leading international research studies on endangered species in Africa, and large-scale interdisciplinary ecological and wildfire projects in the Western U.S. She examined the impacts of climate change on Alaska’s arctic tundra ecosystems. Andréa’s research has also focused on social science concepts as applied to natural resources, such as norms, value orientations, attitudes, risk, and trust. Andrea holds a Ph.D. from Oregon State University’s College of Forestry.
Email: [email protected]
Call: (307) 228-3044
“Polite conservationists leave no mark save the scars upon the Earth that could have been prevented had they stood their ground.” David Brower
Wild Heritage is based in Berkeley, California and is a project of Earth Island Institute (EII), a 501(c)(3) organization (i.e. a charitable, not for profit organization), which provides fiscal sponsorship to conservationists around the world.
PO Box 9451
Berkeley, CA 94709