Thinking About Wilderness

The following is a guest post by Michael Tobias, Executive Director of the Dancing Star Foundation. There was a time when people gave no thought to wilderness; when our connection to the natural world was a guaranteed issue of food, shelter and avoidance of pain....

Solastalgia – Homesick for the wilderness

Over the weekend, the NY Times Magazine published a very poignant article by Daniel B. Smith titled “Is there an Ecological Unconscious?”  The article was circulated to all of those associated with WILD, not just because of its timely message but because...

Can We Stop Trying to Control Nature?

This post is an excerpt from an article from the International Journal of Wilderness (April 2000, vol.6 no.1 ) by James M. Glover.  I think you will enjoy his insight into what it means to control nature, and if indeed we can protect land without controlling nature....

SALT – First Russian film featuring Sea Kayaking

I just got an email from Ann Zavadskaya, who I met at WILD9 through the WILD9 Young Professionals Program, about the first Russian movie on sea kayaking.  It’s a non-commercial movie, so it can be seen online and downloaded by anyone who’s interested! ...

Ian Player Perspective – Lake St. Lucia

The current crisis on Lake St Lucia, the pearl of iSimangaliso Wetland Park (a UN World Heritage Area) as it is now known, began a long time ago, probably when the great Zulu king Shaka rose to power in the 1800’s and began increasing the cattle herds in the...

The African Wild Dog – Not Your Average Fido

Wild Dogs, African Hunting Dogs, Painted Dogs, whatever you choose to call them, are likely my favorite African mammal. Some of my most enjoyable times in the bush were watching these highly endangered critters at their dens, teaching their young to hunt, deploying...
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