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...
2010 Year in Review

2010 Year in Review

It’s been a busy year here at WILD….a lot to recap. AND, we’re moving into 20111 with gusto! Below, I’ve copied our annual letter that went out to WILD donors this past week. I encourage you to also read our 2010 annual report, which covers our...
Bright Young Star in India

Bright Young Star in India

When in India you meet with effective young professionals making a real difference in nature conservation, most of them have a one thing in common…they were inspired by Bittu Sahgal (see my last post) and usually worked and were trained for awhile with Bittu’s...
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...
How Wild Nature Provides Seed Diversity

How Wild Nature Provides Seed Diversity

As the world’s population exponentially explodes, demand for additional living space and resources for survival greatly increase. To supply this demand, we compromise the integrity and survival of the natural world and existing ecosystems around us. As a result,...
World Heritage Site Threatened by Coal Mine

World Heritage Site Threatened by Coal Mine

A priceless World Heritage Site in South Africa is highly endangered by an open-cast, coal, strip-mine operating recklessly right on its boundary – and that is now set to expand! Mapungubwe National Park – a World Heritage Site and critically important transfrontier...