Forever Wild: Rhino recovery project

Forever Wild: Rhino recovery project

With tragedy, there is sometimes also hope. On 2 March 2012, three rhinos were poached at the Kariega Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape. Tragically one male rhino was fatally injured and died during the course of the night, but two rhinos, a male and a female survived....
Return of the Auroch to Central Europe

Return of the Auroch to Central Europe

The main icon for WILD10 is the auroch, the large, wild bovine herbivore that roamed Europe for many thousands of years, shaping the landscape,  until it was extirpated almost 400 years ago. The artistic impression we use (created by Jaime Rojo) is from one of the...
A WILD week in Madrid…

A WILD week in Madrid…

People often ask me “What do you actually do? …usually thinking that I must spend all my time in the wild, with wildlife, whatever.  Well, though my work is for wildness, it is mostly with people, because that is where the change needs to happen.  It is usually slow...
Great News on the Flathead Valley!

Great News on the Flathead Valley!

Conservation groups announced last week that they have mobilized more than $10 million in public and private funds to protect  from mining and oil and gas development the spectacular and internationally important  in the Flathead River Valley, a vast wilderness  that...
National Wilderness Month

National Wilderness Month

Perhaps not at the top of list for politicking in the steamy race for the U.S. Presidency, wilderness remains a priority for the current Administration and will be on the agenda for the next Congress.  President Barack Obama has declared September as National...
Graduation marks new beginnings for vulnerable youth

Graduation marks new beginnings for vulnerable youth

Changing the world requires people who are willing to change themselves…this is as true for people working in nature and wilderness conservation as it is for anyone else.  The students and potential young  leaders in the year-long training program of  Umzi Wethu...
Samburu warriors as ambassadors for lion conservation

Samburu warriors as ambassadors for lion conservation

In 2010, WILD partnered with the Ewaso Lions Project, which promotes coexistence between lions and local pastoralists in northern Kenya, where rising conflict has contributed to a declining lion population with less than 2,000 individuals remaining. Ewaso Lions is a...