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...

Action for Mexico’s Water Forest

On 12 July, land owners conservationists, government authorities, national and international conservation organizations, scientists and business owners met to address the complex and highly urgent task of protecting, restoring and sustainably managing the Water...

John Muir Trust Launches Wild Land Campaign in UK

The John Muir Trust has launched two petitions to urge the UK and Scottish governments to give greater protection to the country’s last remaining wild land.  The petition in Scotland calls for wild land to be protected by a new environmental designation. The petition...

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...

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...

Conservation-Rancher Parternship Assists Northern Jaguars

In a press release on 15 Feburary, Sky Island Alliance biologist Sergio Avila  commented:  “Northern jaguars are a reality and they want to stay. Jaguars don’t recognize political boundaries; instead they choose robust prey populations, open space and safe corridors....

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...

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...
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