Love our planet.
Experience it.
Protect it.

Be inspired.

WHAT?


EXPERIENCES

Wildlife wanders Mountain lion tracking trips Connecting you to awesome opportunities with conservation projects

CONSERVATION

Predator hotline Livestock protection consulting Human-wildlife conflict mitigation Mountain lion research

SAFARIS

Private African safaris with a specialist group leader Themed small group safaris

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WHY?




At True Wild we are passionate about nature.

Everything True Wild does is designed to improve people's relationships with nature and encourage action to conserve our natural home.

Join us for personal experiences and help us change our world.
WHY?

HOW?




There are many ways to get involved:

  • Join us for an incredible safari to Africa;

  • Ask us for help with your mountain lion concerns;

  • Join an ecologist to track wildlife in a local park;

  • Consult with us on how to manage your property in a way that is more wildlife friendly and in tune with nature;

  • Join us for a seminar on top predators and their role in conservation;

  • Invest in our selection of conservation concepts;

  • Learn about African wildlife and innovative conservation;

  • Contact us for education material on local wildlife;

  • Have us conduct a comprehensive wildlife survey on your property;

  • Purchase our 'Lions Live Here' yard sign;

  • Invite us to host your puma-themed dinner party;

  • Or how about viewing pumas in Patagonia?

If any these opportunities interest you, contact us.



WHO?


Dr. Quinton Martins

Partner, Predator Expert and Safari Advisor

Quinton is a passionate conservationist from South Africa who has dedicated over 25 years to wildlife, as a professional safari guide in Africa and a scientist specialising in big cat research. He is True Wild’s safari advisor and one of our expert group leaders.

Liz Martins

Partner

Liz is a passionate environmental educator with a background in Waldorf teaching in South Africa. She loves bringing people into better connection with nature. A True Wild partner, she manages the business and does specialist guiding for family groups.

Neil Martin

Partner

Neil, electrical engineer by training, was a director at Hewlett-Packard, Agilent Technologies and Keysight Technologies. He has over 30 years experience in sales, business management and marketing which he brings to True Wild as its marketing and business partner.

PREDATOR HOTLINE 707.721.6560

CALL US IF: You lose livestock or pets to predators You have a mountain lion encounter You are concerned about living with mountain lions

Local Experiences


True Wild was created to have a significant conservation impact. One way we believe this is possible is connecting people to nature.

We offer tailored experiences to people locally - whether it be guiding you on a short half-day hike in a Sonoma Regional or State Park, or taking you on a 3 day wilderness experience following in the footsteps of a mountain lion in Modoc County.

We find unique and meaningful experiences that are connected to conserving our natural heritage, so contact us if you are interested in finding out more about what we have to offer.

Conservation


Come to the True Wild Visitor Center to learn more about local wildlife, particularly the lives of mountain lions as revealed by the ACR Living with Lions Project.

Arrange a private presentation on Mountain Lions or attend one of our open-house talks.

True Wild is actively involved in community outreach in support of landowners who have issues with mountain lions and other predators, to help put solutions in place to protect livestock effectively and benefit all involved. This work is supported by Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue, who can be contracted to deal with any wildlife issues around the house or property through their effective Wildlife Exclusion Service.

True Wild is connected to various conservation and wildlife research projects and we would love to connect you with opportunities to engage with these projects. 

African Safaris


A True Wild Safari is not a generic experience you will find elsewhere. Each safari is carefully thought out with your interests and budget taken into consideration.

We have been doing safaris since 1993 and have an intimate understanding of what an authentic experience should be. We share our insight with you into how best to orchestrate this journey to make it as special as possible.

Most of the safaris we do have a True Wild group leader with you to enhance your experience and ensure you have a smooth and trouble-free trip. Our group leaders are often local California ecologists or biologists who have in-depth knowledge about our environment so can give you a deeper understanding of your African safari in a broader context.

Find out more here

PREDATOR HOTLINE


CALL DR. QUINTON MARTINS
 707 721 6560

IF:
You lose livestock or pets to predators
You have a mountain lion encounter
You are concerned about living with mountain lions
You find a fresh mountain lion kill

This service is sponsored by Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue.
PREDATOR HOTLINE

Contact


  • True Wild Visitor Center, 13875 Highway 12, Glen Ellen, CA, USA
  • P.O.Box 905, Glen Ellen, CA 95442

news


4/13/2021

Valley of the Moon Lion Update

The Kenwood Press provides an update on all the latest mountain lion activity from ACR's Living with Lions Project, research conducted by Quinton Martins. Find out about your local lions - who has new GPS collars, who has cubs and who have been interacting with each other.

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5/24/2021

Mountain Lion Experts settle into New Den

The Sonoma Index-Tribune interviews Quinton and Liz Martins about their plans for True Wild and their new Visitor's Center due to open in July at 13875 Highway 12, Glen Ellen, opposite the Sonoma Valley Regional Park.

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