A Glimpse into History – Ian Player’s Perspective

A Glimpse into History – Ian Player’s Perspective

“In 1983 at the World Wilderness Congress held at Findhorn in Scotland , Vance Martin and I visited the ancestral home of  Col. Rouaylen Gordon Cumming  and met the grandson. We were shown the famous horn of 56 and a half inches long. It was shot in...
UPDATE on the World Heritage Committee’s Decisions!

UPDATE on the World Heritage Committee’s Decisions!

The World Heritage Committee inscribed 27 new sites to the World Heritage List –> 19 new cultural sites and 8 new natural sites. Extensions to sites already on the List were also added during the session. New cultural sites inscribed during the 32nd session:...
The Healing Power of Wilderness

The Healing Power of Wilderness

WILD’s work to protect wilderness is routed in the belief that such areas provide essential social, spiritual, biological and economic benefits.  There are countless studies, papers, even books on the economic and biological benefits of wilderness areas, but...

Eco-Leaders Recognized with Renowned Goldman Prize

Seven amazing leaders from around the world are honored this week as recipients of the 2008 Goldman Environmental Prize.  Their experiences and successes vary greatly – from agricultural advancements to protecting ecosystems from nuclear interests to using music...
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...