The Wildlife

Part 2 of our wilderness journey I had just drifted into sleep, breathing the incense smell of iNthomboti smoke from the fire, when I was suddenly awoken by Simphiwe, our “trail officer” — “The elephants are coming…we need to move quickly, now. NOW” As the...

The Trail

Part 1 of our wilderness journey The pin head-sized pepper ticks are a REAL nuisance…..you need to pick them out with a pin and tweezers, grooming yourself and your friends on the trail much like the baboons we see daily groom each other. Welcome to your ancestry! You...

Check your phone at the trailhead

I read a lot of great articles this week, and thought I would share the ones that really resonated the most with me (and with WILD’s history and path forward).  An article from the NY times and one from Scieneline generally talk about how being in nature...

A Letter to My Friends in Wilderness

This article by the late George Duffy (retired U.S. Forest Service wilderness ranger) appears in the newest issue of the International Journal of Wilderness, August 2010. Editor’s Note: This “Farewell” essay was written by George Duffy to fellow wilderness stewards...

What does TV teach us about wildlife?

An interesting article in the Huffington Post yesterday brought up an interesting conversation – one which I have personally contemplated for a while.  Many times, TV shows, documentaries or movies about nature provide an educational experience for viewers. ...

5 Conservation Tips Every Backpacker Should Know

Most backpackers have a deep respect and appreciation for nature. Not all backpackers understand that it is important to demonstrate this respect by backpacking in a manner that ensures the land used is not harmed or damaged in anyway. If all backpackers follow some...

Many species, One planet, One future

World Environment Day, 2010, has the theme “Many species, one planet, one future” and the events and celebrations around the world echo this important, and timely, theme.  Interestingly enough, World Environment Day (5 June) an initiative of the United...

Environmental Leadership Scholarships for Young Leader in UK

News from our sister organization The Wilderness Foundation UK — In conjunction with Tellus Mater, a grant giving trust, The Wilderness Foundation UK will be offering environmental leadership scholarships to young people from organisations across the UK for a...

On Sanctuary

Sanctuary is important. In our yearning to connect with nature, understand and be kind to animals, save the natural world, and retain our sanity, one of the enduring divides is that between the animal welfare and conservation movements. It is a damaging dialectic, and...

Environemental News Bits

A handful of interesting stories came across my desk today, so thought I’d post some “news bits” for the WILD readers! First off though, a few updates from WILD: We had a great staff retreat on Monday, lead by Dr. Ian McCallum. The program, called...
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