Learn how private conservation is protecting the Amazon

Did you know that more than 2 million hectares of the Amazon under private ownership is protected by some form of conservation effort?  It’s a pretty amazing fact — and the Amazon is a pretty amazing place.   One in ten known species in the world live in...

CITES Stands up for Elephants

Last week during its meeting in Doha, Qatar, CITES (Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species) rejected the highly debated proposals by Tanzania and Zambia to relax their restrictions on ivory trading and host a one-time sell-off of 112 tons of ivory. ...

Elephants Don’t Carry Passports

This week is a critical one for the elephants of Africa. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species meets in Doha, Qater all week, and one of the hot-topics up for discussion and vote is the proposed one-off sale of ivory and delisting of the elephant...

The Aftermath

Since the dismal conclusion of the Copenhagen talks, experts following the UN climate change negotiations have been trying to sort out whether the Copenhagen Accord was a step forward or not. Some have begun calling it the Copenhagen Discord. Some have taken a gentler...

Tranboundary Wildlife Corridor in Australia

A press release last Friday from the government of the Northern Territory of Australia officially announced its commitment to a transboundary conservation project with South Australia – part of the Eco-Link program. “This wildlife corridor will cover about 1.4...

Celebrate Biodiversity

What do the United States (the world’s largest economy and “superpower”), The Holy See (independent micro-state of the Vatican) and Andorra (independent micro-state in SW Europe) have in common? They are the only three states in the world which have not ratified the...

BC Government Vows to Ban Mining in Flathead River Valley

On Tuesday afternoon, as we were sitting in a creative meeting on some long-term goals for WILD, Harvey Locke, WILD’s VP for Conservation Strategy, noticed that his phone continued to ring.  Recognizing that perhaps the many calls were an indication of something...

And then there were three

The Copenhagen Climate talks were supposed to be the place where the global community finally achieved broad consensus, providing at the very least a political way forward that everyone could rally behind. Conservationists hoped that this new consensus would include...

50th Anniversary of the US Wilderness Act

I recently got an email from a colleague, bringing to my attention that the 50th Anniversary of the US Wilderness Act is coming soon!  Sure, you might say that 4 years is really not all that soon….but in order to plan a celebration in equal magnitude to the...
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