A partnership between The WILD Foundation, The Murie Center and D. Simon Jackson, founder of the
Spirit Bear Youth Coalition, CoalitionWILD is a movement of rising leaders creating a wilder world.
The initiative inspires and empowers young people by providing a social media platform for
innovative ideas, on-the-ground projects, activities and events, while focusing attention on the power
of younger generations to initiate change. We look forward to creating excitement around
change-making efforts around the world.
The Spirit Bear Youth Coalition - founded by then 13-year-old, Time Magazine Hero for the Planet Simon Jackson - is the largest youth-led environmental initiative in the world, with a network of more than six million in 85 countries. Having helped establish the largest land protection measure in Canadian history in pursuit of saving the endangered Kermode or spirit bear, Simon and the Youth Coalition are now working to empower the youth who gave this bear a voice and enable them to lead the issues that fuel their passion through CoalitionWILD.
As the heart of the global wilderness conservation movement, The WILD Foundation is the only international organization dedicated entirely to protecting wilderness and wild-nature around the world. As founders and coordinators of the World Wilderness Congress, The WILD Foundation strives to get more young people involved in making the world a wilder place through CoalitionWILD.
Through the inspiring legacy of the Murie family, The Murie Center brings people together to inspire action that preserves nature. The Murie Center’s inclusive approach recognizes that the preservation of wildness is in the interest of all people. Through Coalition WILD, The Murie Center inspires innovative and passionate leadership among younger generations from its home in Grand Teton National Park in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA.
The CoalitionWILD movement of rising leaders officially launched at the
10th World WildernessCongress (WILD10) in Salamanca, Spain from October 4-10, 2013.
As the first gathering, CoalitionWILD delegates used the WILD10 platform to share project ideas, make
connections, and gain tools and inspiration. CoalitionWILD delegates have shown that it is
imperative to integrate this next generation of conservation leaders into decision making situations and
to give them a global stage to share their knowledge, ideas, work and most importantly – passion.