The Key to Success: Locals Benefiting from Elephant Protection

August 11,2015 by

This year the Mali elephants face an escalating challenge, as they are being aggressively targeted by international trafficking networks. For the first time, people outside the elephant range are directly contacting local people […]

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Mali elephants again under siege

June 12,2015 by

*WARNING: Graphic image at bottom of post** Save the Mali elephants! > In the past three years, the desert elephants of Mali have endured punishing drought, jihadist invasion, and sporadic poaching by bandits. But […]

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Elephant Poaching: The Local Context

April 24,2015 by

The commitment of the International Conservation Fund of Canada (ICFC) has enabled other partners to join in helping the project meet the enormous challenges of international ivory trafficking in the face of post-conflict insecurity. One […]

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Protecting Mali’s Desert Elephants: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

February 11,2015 by

We’ve made a lot progress since the jihadists overran central Mali, and they were eventually pushed out. The good news is that since September last year the security situation improved in the centre […]

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Solar lights up the Amazon

December 4,2014 by

At our 8th World Wilderness Congress in 2005 (Anchorage, Alaska), WILD launched the Native Lands and Wilderness Council to ensure the inclusion of native leaders in mainstream wildlands conservation. Kayapo spokepersons participated in and […]

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The Rap Guide to Wilderness: Connecting people to nature with MUSIC!

November 25,2014 by

Recently we’ve been working with Canadian rapper Baba Brinkman to create the Rap Guide to Wilderness- a hip-hop album that captures the spirit of our commitment to wilderness conservation in a way that is […]

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WILD at the IUCN World Parks Congress

November 7,2014 by

The IUCN World Parks Congress (WPC) meets only once every 1o years.  In the coming days, five of WILD’s program leaders and other close associates will be contributing significantly to the WPC program and conservation […]

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Team Rhino: Conservation Groups Unite for World Rhino Day

September 22,2014 by

Since the day The WILD Foundation was born in the African wilderness, we’ve dedicated a tremendous amount of time and energy to protecting Africa’s magnificent rhinos. Our founder Dr Ian Player is well known as being the initiator and team […]

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The rocky road to reconciliation: when government fails to deliver, local communities must act

September 18,2014 by

Danger is ever-present for elephants in Africa. Fortunately the desert elephants of Mali have been shepherded through the recent conflict, protected by fully-engaged communities as described in previous blog entries: Local communities are heroes […]

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September 9,2014 by

Photos and blog by Geoff Dalglish Wild … it is arguably my favourite word and it is both a delicious state of being and an enticing place. I love the way it rolls […]

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