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WIL: WILDERNESS HOLDINGS LIMITED - Closed Period Announcement

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WIL: WILDERNESS HOLDINGS LIMITED - Additional Share Listing - Share Incentive and Share Option Scheme

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Children in the Wilderness (CITW) is an environmental and life skills educational programme that began as a result of discussions with actor Paul Newman in Botswana in August 2001. Since then, it has expanded into almost all our areas of operation, now running in Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

CITW has as its overall goal to facilitate sustainable conservation through leadership development of rural children in Africa. This is achieved in a variety of ways, from running three- to five-day camps at Wilderness Safaris camps, to forming Eco-Clubs at schools, within the rural communities that live on the edges of the wild areas of Africa.

Via these programmes, Children in the Wilderness also aims to develop leadership values amongst the participants, so as to create leaders who are inspired to care for their legacy and can show others the way. Finally, a number of other initiatives take place to assist children and their teachers and parents within their own milieu, such as school nutrition schemes, village upliftment and scholarships.

By bridging the divide that exists between communities and wildlife – in addition to engagement of the rural communities as true partners – the CITW programme ultimately contributes to the long-term sustainability of the Wilderness integrated ecotourism business model.