Quebec’s Committment to HALF

Quebec’s Committment to HALF

Last month, the Quebec government said it plans “to dedicate 50% of the territory of the Plan Nord to protecting the environment, safeguarding biodiversity and developing the natural heritage, as well as to various types of development that do not rely on...

ICOSA Radio features Harvey Locke on Nature Needs Half

A few weeks ago, ICOSA, a Denver CO based organization, hosted Harvey Locke on their radio show to talk about large landscape connectivity, the Yellowstone to Yukon conservation initiative and Nature Needs Half.  ICOSA’s community based approach lead to a great...

New Resource on Marine Protected Areas

Most often when we discuss “wilderness areas” the first image that comes into mind is a big, wild area of land.  For me, I think of mountains — mostly because mountain areas here in Colorado are very wild.  Admittedly, I also love mountains and have...
The State of the Elephant

The State of the Elephant

Last week the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), the international body created to protect wildlife from over-exploitation, met to discuss – among other items – the current state of illegal elephant ivory trade and poaching. Leading up to...

“I Imagined” – Poem from Recent Umzi Wethu Graduate

Below is a poem by recent Umzi Wethu graduate Geovalda Cupido, who was part of the Umzi 8 Conservation Academy.  Umzi Wethu, a program run by the Wilderness Foundation (Africa) is a cutting edge program for AIDS orphans and disadvantaged youth that uses the power of...
In Celebration of Nelson Mandela’s 93rd Birthday

In Celebration of Nelson Mandela’s 93rd Birthday

Today, we celebrate Nelson Mandela’s 93rd birthday.  It is truly a day of celebration and one that is especially important here at WILD because of our strong roots and continued work in South Africa.  Mandela’s introduction to Dr. Ian Player’s Zulu...
Volkswagen Amarok drives the Rhino Protection Initiative

Volkswagen Amarok drives the Rhino Protection Initiative

Exciting news from our sister organization, The Wilderness Foundation (in South Africa)…. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles today announced the sponsorship of six Volkswagen Amarok bakkies to the Rhino Protection Initiative at a media conference held at the...
EcoSchools at Isandlwana

EcoSchools at Isandlwana

On of the ongoing programs in the Isandlwana Village (KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa) is Eco-Schools.  This program brings environmental learning and action into the classrooms in a constructive and participatory way.  The Isandlwana primary school is one of the local...