An Audacious Conservation Métier
Wild Safe is a market-driven conservation enterprise created to enrich small-scale, female cacao farmers who grow sustainable ingredients that reach international markets.
Participating Wild Safe farmers will co-exist with wildlife, protect critical habitats and
prosper in the process.
Lady Cocoa is a treasure trove of tales introducing international audiences to cacao farmers, chocolate producers, esteemed chocolate chefs, cocoa experts & even fanatical consumers whose combined chocolate passion increases cocoa transparency & promotes fair gate prices while advancing Wild SafeTM confections.
Wild SafeTM is a market-based approach to wildlife and
wild land conservation.
We encourage consumers to buy chocolate from commercial brands that do not take advantage of impoverished farmers and child laborers, nor eat chocolate with palm oil nor
A disruptive sustainable food company,
Wild SafeTM produces delicious products honoring nature,
protecting habitat and wildlife, feeding bodies, nurturing souls,and paying farmers a living wage... all while oppressing no one.
The massive expansion of cacao plantations has been a major driver for deforestation worldwide. The producers and plantations we support grow cacao trees in sustainable agroforestry systems, conserve their natural resources, and do not cut down primary forest.
Welcome To Our Wild Safe World
Where Chocolate Tastes Good &
It's Good for Everyone
Wild DaZe film producer, Phyllis Stuart, created Wild Safe in order to save the wild and address the needs of small-scale African female cacao farmers.
By producing humanely and sustainably-grown ingredients, (cocoa beans and bulk chocolate), Wild Safe can supply the entire chocolate industry with crops that also protect the planet.
Lola ya Bonobo is the world’s only organization to provide lifetime care to bonobos orphaned by the illegal trade in endangered wildlife and the first to ever successfully release bonobos back into the wild. We are on the front line in the battle to protect bonobos in the only country they are found – The Democratic Republic of Congo.
A healthy planet requires food production systems that create nutritious and affordable food while also protecting natural resources,
reducing greenhouse gas emissions and
strengthening the prosperity of rural populations.
Created to transform the cocoa industry, Wild Safe is more than a returns-driven business. Wild Safe creates conservation capital by supporting participating forest-dwelling tribes and small-scale cacao farmers who also protect the wild.
Lacking economic incentives
the wild will perish.
Conservation has historically been funded through public finance, foreign development aid and private philanthropy.
We launched Wild Safe a new community-based and market-driven conservation project to save nature and support cacao farmers. Through agricultural training and capacity building and by providing access to international markets., Wild Safe enriches rural farmers, giving wildlife a fighting chance.
Wild Safe enables consumers to benefit cacao farmers in Africa, Ecuador, Sumatra and Borneo while protecting nature. Community is the best way to prevent deforestation as people who make their living from the forest have a strong incentive to protect it. The only lasting way to accomplish sustainable conservation is by including people who live and share natural resources, land and water with wildlife.
Orangutans are considered the most intelligent non-human primates. They adapt to the environment by passing on culture through each generation.
A self-aware being, as intelligent as a six year old human child, their drive to extinction is an individual story of horror as they are macheted and burnt alive as an agricultural pest.
Bonobos are in extreme peril and classified as endangered on the IUCN Red List, (facing a very high risk of extinction ). Researchers cannot easily count bonobos because this primate only lives in very remote rainforest in the Democratic Republic of Congo in central Africa.
But estimated wild bonobo numbers are just 15,000 individuals.
Bonobo researchers face extraordinary challenges: political instability, the remote bonobo habitat and lack of research funding.
Chimpanzees are endangered and while it's difficult to make accurate wild chimpanzee counts, the remaining estimate numbers range from 170,000 to 300,000 individuals on the African continent.
The primary threats to chimpanzees are habitat destruction, hunting, and disease. The increasing human population is encroaching ever deeper into even protected areas of chimpanzee habitats, and large scale logging is now a major threat to the forest primates of Africa.
Dr. Jane Goodall created a global community conservation organization to advance her vision and work. By saving forests, protecting chimpanzees and inspiring people to conserve the natural world, her vital work improves the lives of people, animals and the environment.