My Journey “In the Tracks of Giants”….

OR, I’m going to AFRICA?!?!! Today, I head out on a great adventure.  I’m sitting at the Denver airport with WILD’s President Vance Martin, about to embark on an amazing journey.  Over the next few weeks, we’ll visit with partners and programs...
How Wild Nature Provides Seed Diversity

How Wild Nature Provides Seed Diversity

As the world’s population exponentially explodes, demand for additional living space and resources for survival greatly increase. To supply this demand, we compromise the integrity and survival of the natural world and existing ecosystems around us. As a result,...
World Heritage Site Threatened by Coal Mine

World Heritage Site Threatened by Coal Mine

A priceless World Heritage Site in South Africa is highly endangered by an open-cast, coal, strip-mine operating recklessly right on its boundary – and that is now set to expand! Mapungubwe National Park – a World Heritage Site and critically important transfrontier...

Elephant Death Rites

One of those small happenings where the elephant and the human worlds meet ….. Villagers from Wami told me about an elephant that had died nearby from natural causes (old age or disease). A group of about 6-8 elephants remained, standing around and apparently watching...
The Rain has arrived in Mali!

The Rain has arrived in Mali!

We are breathing a sigh of relief as it has been raining since the beginning of June and so far the rains are good! This year was very tough for the elephants. Usually they rely on the lake of Banzena for water at this time of year, but this year it was crowded with...
Toasting to Wilderness in Africa with Mexican Tequila

Toasting to Wilderness in Africa with Mexican Tequila

The WILD Foundation was born in the African wilderness. Last month I was in Southern Africa to review a few of our projects, attend board meetings, and to be with our network of colleagues and friends who form the backbone of our work there for wilderness, wildlife...
Project Report from Isandlwana

Project Report from Isandlwana

EDUCATION: EDUPEG: 7 Schools within the programme at present but the project is not really achieving the required results. It appears that most schools are only using the materials when the Edu-peg educators visit the village and are not really integrating this into...
The WWC Chronicles – Carla Mora-Trejos

The WWC Chronicles – Carla Mora-Trejos

My experience at the Wilderness Management Seminar and WILD9, Carla Mora-Trejos, Clemson University Graduate Student I visited wilderness in my home country, and in one of these places I found a reason to live, it showed me where I am supposed to go. Unfortunately,...
Update on the Elephants of Pafuri

Update on the Elephants of Pafuri

As mentioned in previous posts, WILD is involved with a project to track elephant movements in Pafuri (a region of Kruger National Park) lead by Wilderness Safari Wildlife Trust.  We received an update on the collaring project, which tracks the elephant’s...