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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.

Protecting Earth’s Legacy

At a time when the global biodiversity crisis and climate change persist, World Heritage Sites (areas of special importance as recognized by UNESCO...

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Finding the sparks within

By: Crista Valentino, CoalitionWILD Director For my 6th birthday in the early 90’s, my parents adopted a reintroduced Yellowstone National Park wolf...

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I Am The WILD Half

Across the Earth, the campaign for wilderness and the preservation of our wild spaces is on the move. From Alberta’s recent decision to establish a...

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A New WILD: The Final Piece

Part III of our New WILD Story is now complete and our team is thrilled to share this third and final piece that pulls it all together: a brand...

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A New WILD, Part II

“Around a campfire, in the iMfolozi Wilderness of South Africa…our story began.” We’ve had the absolute pleasure of working with Dom...

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A New WILD, Part I

As fallen leaves begin to outline our trails here in Colorado’s autumn, WILD prepares for its next season by writing the introduction to a new...

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Solar lights up the Amazon

At our 8th World Wilderness Congress in 2005 (Anchorage, Alaska), WILD launched the Native Lands and Wilderness Council to ensure the inclusion of...

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