The WildTeam mission
The WildTeam vision is a future with more wildlife to enrich people’s lives and more wild places for the magnificent diversity of life on earth.
Our mission is carrying out activities to improve the conservation status of key species and habitats in Bangladesh, and developing partnerships, tools, and platforms to build the capacity of organisations and individuals to carry out effective conservation.
We are changing the game for nature by reconnecting people and wildlife, bringing people together to work for a common purpose, and breaking down barriers that stand in the way of a wild and wonderful earth.
Right now we are concentrating our efforts in Bangladesh. Here the goal of our TigerTeam work is to see a Sundarbans packed full of tigers, in line with the vision of the Bangladesh Tiger Action Plan. To reach this goal we have three key activities Social change, Living with tigers, and Wild science.
Four objectives lead our way towards achieving this goal.
1. Build capacity in organisations and individuals to achieve increased conservation impact
2. Increase access to conservation knowledge for organisations and individuals and public support for conservation
3. Conduct and facilitate key research to support conservation strategy and management
4. Strengthen policy and regulatory initiatives to reduce threats to wildlife conservation
We are guided by our four core values:
1. We celebrate nature
WildTeam is a vibrant organisation from a vibrant country. We have a passion for nature and we share it with others because we believe the best way to protect nature is to celebrate it. We nurture people’s innate love for nature and we channel that love to achieve successful conservation results.
2. We believe people are the solution
The vibrancy of Bangladesh’s natural spaces is matched only by the spirit of its people. By working together, we will succeed in our mission. Human beings are innovative, adaptable, and passionate; every single one of us can be a game changer.
3. We ground everything we do in reality
We rely on thorough research to guide our strategy and take care to really listen to what people have to say. That way our actions work not only today but into the future. Sometimes the reality of what we discover is challenging, but we never compromise on the truth.
4. We act fearlessly
Change can be daunting but we’re not afraid. We are ambitious and dare to explore revolutionary ideas. We are at the cutting edge of everything we do.
Where we come from
We began our journey in Bangladesh in 2003 as a local non-profit called the Wildlife Trust of Bangladesh, with our flagship project called the Sundarbans Tiger Project. In 2012 we changed our name to WildTeam and our flagship project to TigerTeam, giving us a fresh new look that better represents who we are. We are based in Bangladesh and governed by our Bangladeshi board of trustees. In 2012 we also registered as a charity in England and Wales to support our work in Bangladesh through fundraising and technical advice. The UK charity is also looking into other ways to help achieve our mission in the future.