My journey “In the Tracks of Giants” – A busy day!

My journey “In the Tracks of Giants” – A busy day!

It’s only day 3 (or day 4??).  I have no idea and think I will soon stop trying to count.  Today, I woke up just in time to hear some of the roosters crowing at Isandlwana.  A quick bit of yoga on the patio before meeting Elizabeth Dhalmini, who runs our...

A Night in Johannesburg

Tonight we landed in Johannesburg, after a long series of flights from Denver. We are staying with Vance’s good friend Sven Kreher. Sven and his partner Karen prepared a delicious and fresh dinner for us and we spent some time talking about the current conservation...

My Journey In the Tracks of Giants – Some WILD History

Yesterday (I think it was yesterday…hard to tell with the travel & time change!), I asked Vance (WILD’s President) — When did you first go to South Africa? I could tell this was going to be a good story the second I asked. Vance seemed a bit...

My Journey “In the Tracks of Giants”….

OR, I’m going to AFRICA?!?!! Today, I head out on a great adventure.  I’m sitting at the Denver airport with WILD’s President Vance Martin, about to embark on an amazing journey.  Over the next few weeks, we’ll visit with partners and programs...
What is Marine Wilderness?

What is Marine Wilderness?

We have a pretty good idea of what we mean by “wilderness” on land, but not nearly so much when we look toward the sea. We have called quite a few places in the ocean and along the coast “wilderness”, but only a small number of these areas...
Hydroelectric Dam Threatens Kayapo Terriroty

Hydroelectric Dam Threatens Kayapo Terriroty

The Kayapo territories span 10.5 million hectares in the Xingu region of southeastern Amazon of Brazil and form possibly the largest single protected tract of tropical forest in the world. The protection of these traditional lands can be traced to an historically...

A Letter to My Friends in Wilderness

This article by the late George Duffy (retired U.S. Forest Service wilderness ranger) appears in the newest issue of the International Journal of Wilderness, August 2010. Editor’s Note: This “Farewell” essay was written by George Duffy to fellow wilderness stewards...
Action for Mexico’s Water Forest

Action for Mexico’s Water Forest

On 12 July, land owners conservationists, government authorities, national and international conservation organizations, scientists and business owners met to address the complex and highly urgent task of protecting, restoring and sustainably managing the Water...