Ceramics is a feminine spirit

WILD’s Yawanawá Cultural Liaison Intern, Luna Rosa Soriano Yawanawá, took us behind the scenes of the ceramic pots creation process in her community.

Protecting Wilderness Is Protecting Its Inhabitants: Butterflies

Butterflies are much more than beautiful, flying insects – they play a vital role in the health of our planet. Discover more.

Conservation Conversations – Instrument Building Industry

Where music meets sustainability. Learn how one man is causing a ripple effect in the guitar industry.

Fishing the Fishing Cat in Koshi: Need for conservation education, rescue/rehabilitation and capacity building program for the front liners

In Nepal, it is common to see people struggling to get the correct information and skills to respond to the cats including fishing cats and in many cases ending up with mal-practices, even though they intend to help during rescue and rehabilitation activities. Frontline conservation communities require practical information about the Fishing cat, ways to respond, handle, rescue and rehabilitation.

Unlocking the Power of Capacity-building in Uganda

Uganda is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, ranking in the top 10 globally, and this natural richness has inspired many conservationists to take action to protect the country's natural heritage. One such conservationist is Aiita Joshua Apamaku, a biologist from Uganda who is passionate about biodiversity and the climate crisis.

Ceramics is a feminine spirit

WILD’s Yawanawá Cultural Liaison Intern, Luna Rosa Soriano Yawanawá, took us behind the scenes of the ceramic pots creation process in her community.

Invest in the Planet by Investing in the Youth

As we celebrate Earth Day 2023, it's important to reflect on the role of young people in conservation efforts. The next generation has the potential to drive meaningful change and create a more sustainable future for our planet. How can we support young people as we move towards conserving the planet’s half?

Children as Conservation Catalysts: The Role of Education in Biodiversity in Benin

Moustapha's E-biodiversity project was launched with the aim of raising awareness and educating children about the importance of biodiversity conservation. He noticed that there was a lack of biodiversity education in the primary schools of the Pobèregion in Benin. Moustapha and his team decided to launch a project that would contribute to the fight against the threats to biodiversity conservation.

Capacity Development for Community Empowerment: The Case of the Mashpi Community

In the northwest part of the district of Quito, in one of the most biologically diverse areas of the world, lies the Mashpi Reserve. A known bird watching paradise, the Mashpi community provides a sense of symbiosis between human and nature. However, despite the promise that Mashpi brings, a glaring problem persists: the government fails to prioritize its waste recollection services. Esteban Barriga, an EXCELerator 2021 alumnus, saw this and how the waste management issue has affected the Mashpi community, and decided to do something about it.

The Successes and Pitfalls of COP15: Why We Will Continue to Talk About Half

The recently concluded COP15 is a historic event, and it has given us much to think about. The gathering of world leaders and conservation actors has resulted in the drafting of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF). This is a landmark deal indeed, as it gives us a framework on how to move forward in the protection and conservation of the planet’s biodiversity. However, while we acknowledge the significance of such a feat, we are also aware of its pitfalls.

A New Era For WILD

As of January 1, 2023, Vance G. Martin has stepped back from his role as the leader of WILD. Read more about what’s coming next for WILD.

COP15: Necessary But Not Sufficient

The United Nations convened in Montreal last week (COP15) to reach a new milestone: to protect 30% by 2030. Politically, this is a huge step forward. Ecologically, the road is uncertain.

Hallowed Ground: How the Montreal Protocol can Guide our Hand at COP15

35 years ago, all 198 UN Member States convened for a historic summit in Montreal. There, they negotiated and signed the world’s most successful environmental accord, the Montreal Protocol, saving our ozone layer and curbing greenhouse emissions. Now, 35 years on, these same parties are poised for another landmark event: the 15th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15), wherein will be designed the subsequent decades’ worth of international wildlife and nature targets. The question on everyone’s minds is “How can we follow one historic success in Montreal with another?”