Running for Elephants

Being an elephant in the Gourma region of Mali isn’t easy. Fortunately, people like Wiesje Elfferich are doing their part to safeguard these animals. Wiesje’s story shows the powerful impact that just one passionate individual can make. As Margaret Mead...

Teaming up to reduce human-bear conflicts

“There’s a bear in my backyard!” In our town of Boulder, Colorado, this type of call to city authorities is not uncommon. Why are black bears coming into town, and what can we do to make these encounters less frequent, so both the bears and people...

Making Teamwork for African Wildlife Possible

Your purchase of a raffle ticket can enhance urgently needed collaboration Wilderness Foundation Global (WFG) is turning the tide against wildlife crime in Africa, the old fashioned way: by making it easy for some of the best anti-poaching leaders to work together....

Tracking Mali’s desert elephants near Timbuktu

Nigel Kuhn is a frontline photographer and film producer partnering with our Mali Elephant Project and the Chengeta Wildlife team and International Conservation Fund of Canada. Read on to learn about Nigel’s experience tracking the desert elephants of Mali as...

Announcing WILD Cities’ Urban Allies Campaign

In today’s world, cities are growing both in geographic size and population and often occupy the most attractive habitat available in a given area. The UN DESA report from 2014 estimates that 66% of the world’s population will be living in cities by 2050 and this...

The Most Challenging & Dangerous Elephant Protection Operation

When I was asked to come to Mali to train the new Anti-Poaching Brigade charged with protecting the last herd of West African desert elephants, I knew I would be learning as much as I would be teaching. I also knew that many people expected me to launch a war. Quite...
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