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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!

Defending Rainforests Starts by Defending People

The coronavirus pandemic is now sweeping across the Amazon. With no modern healthcare for this modern disease outbreak, the Yawanawá Tribes’ vulnerability increases daily. If we are to end the many environmental emergencies that we now confront, we must take care of nature’s best guardians.

“NoGo” Part 3: NoGo Now!

“NoGo” – Creating a nature-bank to guarantee human well-being. Part 3 (concluding)—NoGo Now! “NoGo” is a principle of nature conservation that...

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Keeping the Elephants Alive

Three things have been keeping the elephants alive: the local people, Malian military patrols and the elephants themselves. Last year the sudden...

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A Very WILD Earth Week

WILD is teaming up with a couple of our favorite local groups to celebrate Earth Week this year, and we want you to join! Fossil Free Your Life:...

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Taking Action in 2016

Thanks to the outpouring of  generosity from our supporters, the 2015 WILD Half Campaign ended with a resounding success. We raised over $180,000 –...

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Gratitude

By: Carol Batrus Gratitude: the quality of being thankful, a perfect descriptor for this season of Thanksgiving. In the mid 1990’s Oprah was on a...

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