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...

A Letter to My Friends in Wilderness

This article by the late George Duffy (retired U.S. Forest Service wilderness ranger) appears in the newest issue of the International Journal of Wilderness, August 2010. Editor’s Note: This “Farewell” essay was written by George Duffy to fellow wilderness stewards...
Action for Mexico’s Water Forest

Action for Mexico’s Water Forest

On 12 July, land owners conservationists, government authorities, national and international conservation organizations, scientists and business owners met to address the complex and highly urgent task of protecting, restoring and sustainably managing the Water...
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...