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Wild Tomorrow Fund Will Honor Renowned Scientist, Dr. Anne Innis Dagg, At Their Annual Gala This Year

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The annual gala hosted by Wild Tomorrow Fund will honor Dr. Anne Innis Dagg as the 2022 Umvikeli Wildlife Protector. Dr. Anne Innis Dagg is the world’s first zoologist to study wild giraffe and is a renowned feminist.

Every single day across the world, dedicated individuals work hard to save our planet’s disappearing biodiversity. These amazing individuals are often unsung heroes, yet their work is critical to ensure the survival of threatened species and ecosystems.  

Wild Tomorrow Fund ‘s annual Gala this year will honor trailblazing zoologist and feminist, Dr. Anne Innis Dagg. Now in its fifth year, Wild Tomorrow Fund's Umvikeli Wildlife Protector Award is an international award that recognizes an individual or organization working tirelessly to protect wildlife and wild spaces. The 2022 award to Dr Anne Innis Dagg recognizes her work deepening understanding of giraffe and other African animal biology and behavior, and the Anne Innis Dagg Foundation’s focus on saving habitat for giraffe and all species. 

(Photo credit: the Anne Innis Dagg Foundation)

Wild Tomorrow Fund

Wild Tomorrow Fund is a wildlife conservation nonprofit that is dedicated to saving threatened wildlife and their wild places. Based in both New York City and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, their focus is on saving and restoring habitat that thousands of species depend on for survival. Their approach puts ecosystems at the center of their conservation efforts, to ensure that the incredible variety of life (biodiversity) and its many complex interconnections are able to survive and thrive – from termites to giraffe and elephants. 

Their efforts are showing results. They have protected and restored over 3,500 acres of land that was at immediate risk of destruction for agricultural expansion in a global biodiversity hotspot. In 2021, they successfully declared the land as a “Nature Reserve” under South Africa’s environmental laws to ensure that it remains protected forever, giving the region’s wildlife a boost in the fight against the forces of extinction. Wild Tomorrow Fund’s programs include the protection and restoration of a wildlife corridor, and support for local community members who are employed as rangers and in ecosystem restoration work at the wildlife reserve.

Wild Tomorrow Fund’s annual Gala is coming up on November 11th. This is their biggest fundraising event of the year, hosted in NYC, where they will honor a trailblazing zoologist and feminist with their fifth annual Umvikeli Wildlife Protector Award. This award considers nominees around the world working tirelessly to protect African wildlife. For 2022, this distinction will be awarded to renowned scientist Dr. Anne Innis Dagg. 

(Photo credit: the Anne Innis Dagg Foundation)

Dr. Anne Innis Dagg

Dr. Anne Innis Dagg is a trained zoologist and the world’s first ‘giraffologist’. Her foundation is focused on saving habitats for not only giraffes but all African species. Dr. Anne Innis Dagg’s journey began when she was only 23. At that young age, she decided to travel alone to South Africa in 1956. This life-altering decision made her the first Western scientist to study giraffes in their natural habitat. 

Dr. Anne Innis Dagg faced extreme discrimination in her field due to her gender. While this destroyed her career and halted the study of her beloved giraffe, this experience catalyzed Anne to become a feminist activist. She founded the Anne Innis Dagg Foundation in 2020, to raise the voices of marginalized individuals in science and education and to “ magnificent creature on the planet, the giraffe.”

Wild giraffe reintroduced at Wild Tomorrow Fund’s Greater Ukuwela Nature Reserve in South Africa.

Wild Tomorrow Fund is dedicated to the protection and restoration of habitat so that threatened species can fight back against the forces of extinction caused by habitat destruction and climate change.

Wild Tomorrow Fund's Umvikeli Wildlife Protector Award is an international award that recognizes individuals and organizations working tirelessly to protect wildlife and wild spaces. At their annual NYC Gala, they will honor Dr. Anne Innis Dagg for both her ground-breaking research on giraffe behavior in South Africa and her Foundation’s efforts supporting women+ and raising the voices of marginalized people in Africa and around the world.

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