Tracks of Giants: Crossing the Desert

Tracks of Giants: Crossing the Desert

I have been to the tiny dusty village of Puros a number of times, but never had this collection of drab tin and pre-fab dwellings been such a welcome sight. Lying on the edge of the Hoarusib River that splits the true Namib Desert from the pre-Namib and Escarpment to...
Tracks of Giants: Hiking the Skeleton Coast

Tracks of Giants: Hiking the Skeleton Coast

1 May 2012 wake-up call at 0500 – it was very dark and damp on the little promontory of Rocky Point, jutting into the Atlantic Ocean on Namibia’s Skeleton Coast.  After years of discussion, an announcement of intention during WILD9 (Mexico, 2009), and two years of...
Tracks of Giants: Getting Ready

Tracks of Giants: Getting Ready

After meetings in Washington DC in late April, everything was focused on gathering exit speed in the US to head to NW Namibia to join the team members assembling from all points of the compass to launch the Tracks of Giants expedition.  As I departed the US on 25...
Note on the poaching incident at Insegueren, Mali

Note on the poaching incident at Insegueren, Mali

It is a race against time to ensure the future of the notable remnant population of approximately 550 elephants in the Gourma of Mali. These represent 12% of all West African elephants, and are the northernmost in Africa since the extinction of the Mauritanian...

Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition

In case you haven’t heard, our partners at the Florida Wildlife Corridor began their expedition on January 17th. This trek is set to cover about 1,000 miles over 100 days and starts by traversing the Everglades ecosystem into Big Cypress, over to the Everglades...
The fishing cat wants to swim…Pass it on!

The fishing cat wants to swim…Pass it on!

Sob stories about endangered species are so 2011. So instead we’re sending you a tale about a CAT in WATER. A story about how community, photos and film are giving an endangered animal, the aptly named fishing cat, a chance at survival. Around this time last year, my...
Help us save the Fishing Cat!

Help us save the Fishing Cat!

Morgan and Joanna of our CAT in WATER team sent us the latest update on their field expedition in Thailand. The girls are making great progress on tracking the fishing cat and even captured their first glimpse on the camera trap! Read what the team has to say about...

“I Imagined” – Poem from Recent Umzi Wethu Graduate

Below is a poem by recent Umzi Wethu graduate Geovalda Cupido, who was part of the Umzi 8 Conservation Academy.  Umzi Wethu, a program run by the Wilderness Foundation (Africa) is a cutting edge program for AIDS orphans and disadvantaged youth that uses the power of...
EcoSchools at Isandlwana

EcoSchools at Isandlwana

On of the ongoing programs in the Isandlwana Village (KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa) is Eco-Schools.  This program brings environmental learning and action into the classrooms in a constructive and participatory way.  The Isandlwana primary school is one of the local...