Year of Forests

The world’s forests are essential to life in all its diversity and to attaining humanity’s biggest goals, such as reducing poverty, curbing climate change and achieving sustainable development. For these reasons, 2011 has been designated the International Year of...

Cycling Silk Journey Begins

Cycling Silk launched last Friday, a year-long, two-woman field research expedition that aims to explore and promote wilderness conservation and connectivity across borders. Kate Harris and Melissa Yule, both young wilderness conservationists, are riding nearly 13,000...

Hyena Appreciation Day

To Africa’s eco-tourists, hyenas are one of the least understood and under-appreciated predators. No wonder, with the insane-sounding laugh, bone-crunching jaws with the strength of a hydraulic press, and an unforgettable odor. Unusually, both sexes also have external...

WILD Ranked as Top Charity

In late December I got the great news that WILD again received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities. Here is an excerpt from the letter we received from Ken Berger, President and CEO of...

An UNTAMED start to a WILD 2011

An essential part of WILD’s experience after 40 years of working with wilderness, wildlife and people around the world is that there is an “internal wildness” within humans that comes from the 2 million years we evolved within wilderness, around campfires, in caves...