News from Zakouma

News from Zakouma

An attack on Zakouma National Park has garnered international attention regarding  the global trade in exotic animals and contraband.  The attackers weren’t who typically come to mind when one thinks of  “poachers” – but the goal was the same. ...
African Nations Unify for Conservation and Anti-Ivory Trade

African Nations Unify for Conservation and Anti-Ivory Trade

Late last week 17 African nations signed onto a monumental document announcing their unified dedication to elephant conservation and anti-ivory trading.  This extremely significant meeting and agreement formalizes the effort put forth by these nations to protect the...
Don’t Fence Me In! (Or Out!)

Don’t Fence Me In! (Or Out!)

We thought the battle had been won, but today we learn that it may just be beginning… In an effort to protect its cattle export industry from diseases contracted  through wildlife contact, the country of Botswana has for many years, erected large scale veterinary...
Wilderness in Europe…on the move!

Wilderness in Europe…on the move!

Wilderness is making a comeback in Europe.  There are three packs of wolves in Saxony (Germany);  the European lynx has re-appeared in numerous enclaves in Western Europe; the Carpathian Mountains in Romania make up  the last large wilderness core area on the...
WILD Trustee Responds to Dhamra Port Development

WILD Trustee Responds to Dhamra Port Development

WILD Trustee Bittu Sahgal responds to Amlan Dutta , who works for Tata Steel and who defends the development of the Dhamra Port despite all evidence that it will destroy the largest nesting grounds in the world for the endangered Olive Ridley marine...
The Kayapo Indians Fight for Survival in the Amazon

The Kayapo Indians Fight for Survival in the Amazon

Will this mad and mindless destruction ever stop? From 3000 feet, my view out of the old Cessna’s scratched and scarred windows was depressingly clear — the stripped landscape below was a devastating sight. Knowing that only a few years ago it had been...