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...
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...
The Murie Center: Conservation’s Home

The Murie Center: Conservation’s Home

As mentioned in the previous “Pronghorn Migration” blog by Alyson Duffey, the WILD staff in Boulder recently took a road trip to visit with our friends and partners at The Murie Center in Jackson Hole, WY. And what a phenomenal trip it was! We couldn’t have asked for...
The Great Migration: the Path of the Pronghorn

The Great Migration: the Path of the Pronghorn

The WILD staff in Boulder recently took a road trip up to Jackson, Wyoming to meet with our rock star partners in conservation, The Murie Center.  Around Laramie, Wyoming the expansiveness of the undeveloped land softened me and I wondered how long it would be until...
Tracks of Giants: Feedback on the first stage

Tracks of Giants: Feedback on the first stage

It is hard to believe that we are now one third of the way through our southern African journey. This translates as approximately 1700 k’s of walking and cycling through the varied and often spectacular landscapes of Namibia and now, the wooded and largely uninhabited...
Return of the Lynx

Return of the Lynx

In my undergrad ecology class at SUNY at Buffalo we studied predator/prey cycles and a well-studied phenomena of ecology is the predator prey cycle of the Canada lynx and Snowshoe hare.  I worked in a struggling record store while in college that also had used books...
“A heart for rhinos”– Interview with Dr. Ian Player

“A heart for rhinos”– Interview with Dr. Ian Player

In this upcoming April edition of Africa Geographic, Dr Ian Player–WILD’s founder–is interviewed by Rachel Lang about the past and present rhino poaching crisis. Dr Player is a ‘man of many reasons’ for wilderness: African game ranger, international...
Rhino Briefing in DC

Rhino Briefing in DC

The rhino poaching crisis is escalating daily.  Of the world’s total rhinos (approximately 20,000 white rhino, and 4,000 black rhino), 80% are in South Africa, so that is where the poaching syndicates concentrate.  So far this year, until 15 March, 135 rhino have been...