What does TV teach us about wildlife?

What does TV teach us about wildlife?

An interesting article in the Huffington Post yesterday brought up an interesting conversation – one which I have personally contemplated for a while.  Many times, TV shows, documentaries or movies about nature provide an educational experience for viewers. ...
Marine Protection and Traditional Knowledge

Marine Protection and Traditional Knowledge

On many of the Pacific Islands, traditional knowledge of managing marine resources is passed down from generation to generation.  This knowledge is critical to the future health of these marine ecosystems, but with new environmental challenges and threats there is an...
The Healing Power of Nature

The Healing Power of Nature

The WILD Foundation and our sister organizations in The Wilderness Network were founded on the core belief that wilderness is an essential part of a healthy and sane society.  Dr. Ian Player, founder of the organizations within the network, pioneered interracial...

Marine Wilderness – A Powerful Planning Tool

In light of the current state of the Gulf of Mexico – the many animals and plant species impacted and the long-term, not yet fully understood impacts of the BP oil spill – I think it is important to highlight some forward thinking work that the US, Mexican...
Update from KwaZulu Natal EduPeg Program

Update from KwaZulu Natal EduPeg Program

We just received the first quarter reports and newsletters from the EduPeg program, which continues to make a huge positive impact on the lives of children in Botswana and South Africa.  Below is a brief update on the KwaZulu Natal program, which includes 38 schools...

Can We Let Wilderness Just Be Wilderness?

This post was written by Chad Dawson and published in the April 2005 issue of the International Journal of Wilderness.  The full April 2005 issues, as well as full issues from 1995-2007 are available for free download in the IJW Archives. Whether you take a quick or a...
The Serengeti Highway

The Serengeti Highway

I spoke with Boyd Norton, friend of WILD, world-class photographers and passionate conservationist, yesterday about the urgent issue threatening the Serengeti (Tanzania and Kenya). About a week ago, he returned from leading one of his photo tours in Serengeti, a...
Nom-Koo’s Visit to Chicago

Nom-Koo’s Visit to Chicago

Nomkhubulwane, the life-size elephant sculpture made by renowned South African artist Andries Botha, arrived in Chicago on 28 May, after visiting sevearl other cities in North America including Juarez, Mexico and Detroit, Michigan. This week, there are several...

Wilderness Leadership School Partners With HIV Youth Program

The Wilderness Leadership School has formed a partnership with the LoveLife program, South Africa’s National HIV program for youth. WLS is working specifically with the groundBreaker leadership group – youth ages 18-25 who are otherwise unemployed, recruited for a...