A few good days in Barcelona

Everything is relatively quiet right now…but I’m positive that very soon it will not be so.  This evening (Sunday evening, Barcelona time), is the official opening ceremony of the 4th IUCN World Conservation Congress.  Over the past few days, attendees...

Largest Sockeye Salmon Run Endangered by Proposed Pebble Mine

The situation is far from simple.  Northern Dynasty Minerals, a Canadian based corporation, has proposed an open-pit copper and gold mine in a remote and pristine region of Southwest Alaska.  The proposed mine would sit on a spot of tundra near Lake Iliamna – a...

A Glimpse into History – Ian Player’s Perspective

“In 1983 at the World Wilderness Congress held at Findhorn in Scotland , Vance Martin and I visited the ancestral home of  Col. Rouaylen Gordon Cumming  and met the grandson. We were shown the famous horn of 56 and a half inches long. It was shot in...

Hanging out in Bozeman

This week American Wildlands celebrates its 30th Anniversary – and doing so with a great line-up of events.  Not wanting to miss out on the fun, I flew into Bozeman this afternoon, and attended a riveting talk by Roderick Nash, author of “Wilderness and...

The Healing Power of Wilderness

WILD’s work to protect wilderness is routed in the belief that such areas provide essential social, spiritual, biological and economic benefits.  There are countless studies, papers, even books on the economic and biological benefits of wilderness areas, but...

Eco-Leaders Recognized with Renowned Goldman Prize

Seven amazing leaders from around the world are honored this week as recipients of the 2008 Goldman Environmental Prize.  Their experiences and successes vary greatly – from agricultural advancements to protecting ecosystems from nuclear interests to using music...
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