Solar lights up the Amazon

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 have since become a valued...

WILD at the IUCN World Parks Congress

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 outcomes in Sydney, Australia. WPC 2014 is a...

Slaughter at Indamane

*For security reasons, no images of our Mali team will appear in these blogs for the foreseeable future The single biggest poaching incident occurred on the full moon night of the 13th/14th May. Our initial information was that five elephants had been gunned down at...

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Dlamini

On January 1, 2000 Carol Batrus traveled to a remote Zulu village to launch a joint community development /environmental awareness /land rehabilitation project for The WILD Foundation in the community surrounding the historic battlefield of Isandlwana in South Africa....

Global Response Announces Ukok Plateau Campaign

Our colleagues at Global Response – Cultural Survival just announced a new campaign. Launched to coincide with the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the Ukok Plateau Campaign focuses on an issue that I have recently been learning more...

Hydroelectric Dam Threatens Kayapo Terriroty

The Kayapo territories span 10.5 million hectares in the Xingu region of southeastern Amazon of Brazil and form possibly the largest single protected tract of tropical forest in the world. The protection of these traditional lands can be traced to an historically...

World Heritage Site Threatened by Coal Mine

A priceless World Heritage Site in South Africa is highly endangered by an open-cast, coal, strip-mine operating recklessly right on its boundary – and that is now set to expand! Mapungubwe National Park – a World Heritage Site and critically important transfrontier...

Off the Beaten Track – The World’s Least Visited Parks

We all know about the popular park destinations such as Yellowstone NP (USA), Banff NP (Canada), Grand Canyon NP (USA), Sergengti NP ( Tanzania), Sagarmatha National Park (Mount Everest, Nepal), Mount Fuji NP (Japan) and the list goes on.  But, with over 6,555...
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