Time makes the heart grow fonder…so does distance. This is why Colorado was a perfect venue for Ocean Frontiers. We have a remote experience of oceans…a mile (or more) high and 1600 miles distant.
The director’s positioning of Ocean Frontiers is precisely what we need – and is so often missing — in today’s environmental work. People are nature-fatigued by bad news, doom and gloom, dire warnings…doesn’t work! The solutions presented by Ocean Frontiers are not only interesting and inspiring, they effectively engage people who may not be completely informed but whom want to make a difference. That’s the target audience for all of us whom work full time on effecting change in human society and its relationship to nature.Read More
We’ve had quite a bustling office this summer! WILD hired 5 extremely talented interns to help with a few exciting projects; some new, some old. Leda is keeping the office sane in the “land of administration;” Austin is leading the Nature Needs Half charge; Lauren is doing some awesome outreach for our new I-Wildlife project; and Margo came back from a semester abroad in Spain to help us with WILD10 outreach. And, introducing our newest intern: Jackie Batrus! Jackie is helping to coordinate the GenWILD youth program for WILD10.Read More
As mentioned in the previous “Pronghorn Migration” blog by Alyson Duffey, the WILD staff in Boulder recently took a road trip to visit with our friends and partners at The Murie Center in Jackson Hole, WY. And what a phenomenal trip it was! We couldn’t have asked for better weather; temperatures in the mid 70s and the sun shining down on the majestic Grand Teton mountain range. We were greeted by Crista Valentino, Director of Programs & Communications at TMC, who showed us to our cabins. The Murie team had mentioned to us that a fox had a litter of pups under one of the cabins…and sure enough, they popped right out shortly after our arrival! We all stood by, taking photos and watching the young pups wrestle each other as the mom stretched out in the evening light. What a great start to our visit!Read More
The WILD staff in Boulder recently took a road trip up to Jackson, Wyoming to meet with our rock star partners in conservation, The Murie Center. Around Laramie, Wyoming the expansiveness of the undeveloped land softened me and I wondered how long it would be until the beauty was developed. It was a pleasant surprise to not see subdivisions, big-box stores, and fast food strip malls.Read More
On Thursday June 21st, our friends & partners at the Colorado Ocean Coalition will be hosting the first Ocean Frontiers film screening at the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder, Colorado. The film will begin at 7:00pm, with a Blue Drinks happy hour to kick off at 5:30pm. This is an opportunity to see some inspiring examples of how stakeholders with very different interests can address issues in ocean conservation… to mutual benefit!Read More
It took us 27 days and 1,490 km to pass through Namibia. And as it so often happens on long journeys, individual days tend to merge the passage of time. As we left the Dobe border post for the Okavango wetlands in Botswana, recollections of those first steps as we ventured out from Rocky Point on the wild and wind-swept beaches of the Skeleton Coast seemed an age ago.Read More
Providing water in an area of good pasture outside the elephant range for the people living around Lake Banzena has been a top priority for the Mali Elephant Project. This is to enable the local population to move from Lake Banzena and leave this key dry season water for elephant use only (see blogpost “Action at Lake Banzena”).Read More