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The world needs to unite around ambitious targets to address the climate, extinction, & pandemic emergencies

The danger now is that we merely try to get back on track and restore business as usual. What we ought to restore instead is wild nature and our respect for the natural world.

Protecting nature to foster local solutions to global challenges

In this post we explore how Mali’s new Biosphere Reserve fits into an important global picture of the critical need for natural areas. This need has been made more evident by the COVID-19 pandemic that has raised awareness of how degraded ecosystems increase human vulnerability to catastrophic events.

New Biosphere Reserve in Mali Becomes One of the Largest Protected Areas in the World

The new reserve will be 4,263,320 hectares, about the size of Switzerland or almost 5x the size of Yellowstone National Park; and represents a 26% increase in protected area coverage for Mali!

The Food

Part 4 of our wilderness journey Simphiwe told us to catch some grasshoppers for dinner, but not the colorful ones because they were noxious tasting...

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The Camp

Part 3 of our wilderness journey I have to admit that I was a little nervous about 5 days of backpacking with no tent. Somehow, a tent give me a...

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The Wildlife

Part 2 of our wilderness journey I had just drifted into sleep, breathing the incense smell of iNthomboti smoke from the fire, when I was suddenly...

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The Trail

Part 1 of our wilderness journey The pin head-sized pepper ticks are a REAL nuisance…..you need to pick them out with a pin and tweezers, grooming...

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A Night in Johannesburg

Tonight we landed in Johannesburg, after a long series of flights from Denver. We are staying with Vance’s good friend Sven Kreher. Sven and his...

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What is Marine Wilderness?

We have a pretty good idea of what we mean by “wilderness” on land, but not nearly so much when we look toward the sea. We have called...

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2010 Year in Review

It’s been a busy year here at WILD….a lot to recap. AND, we’re moving into 20111 with gusto! Below, I’ve copied our annual...

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