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....
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...
Tracks of Giants: Crossing the Desert

Tracks of Giants: Crossing the Desert

I have been to the tiny dusty village of Puros a number of times, but never had this collection of drab tin and pre-fab dwellings been such a welcome sight. Lying on the edge of the Hoarusib River that splits the true Namib Desert from the pre-Namib and Escarpment to...
Andrew Muir Awarded at World Economic Forum on Africa

Andrew Muir Awarded at World Economic Forum on Africa

Five leading innovators were named the Social Entrepreneurs of the Year 2012 Africa by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Among the five winners is WILD’s close friend and colleague...

Tracks of Giants expedition to launch May 1st!

May 1st is just around the corner! The Tracks of Giants website has been launched, the intro video is complete, people are following along on Facebook and Twitter, and the team is ready to go. Don’t miss out on this exciting journey–be sure to follow along...
Dr Ian Player receives the Anton Rupert Award

Dr Ian Player receives the Anton Rupert Award

Peace Parks Foundation CEO, Mr Werner Myburgh (second from right), hands the Anton Rupert Award certificate to Dr Ian Player (second from left). Dr Player and Mr Myburgh are flanked by Mrs Ann Player and by Dr Frank Raimondo, member of the Peace Parks Foundation...