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...
Andrew Muir Awarded at World Economic Forum on Africa

Andrew Muir Awarded at World Economic Forum on Africa

Five leading innovators were named the Social Entrepreneurs of the Year 2012 Africa by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Among the five winners is WILD’s close friend and colleague...

Tracks of Giants expedition to launch May 1st!

May 1st is just around the corner! The Tracks of Giants website has been launched, the intro video is complete, people are following along on Facebook and Twitter, and the team is ready to go. Don’t miss out on this exciting journey–be sure to follow along...
Dr Ian Player receives the Anton Rupert Award

Dr Ian Player receives the Anton Rupert Award

Peace Parks Foundation CEO, Mr Werner Myburgh (second from right), hands the Anton Rupert Award certificate to Dr Ian Player (second from left). Dr Player and Mr Myburgh are flanked by Mrs Ann Player and by Dr Frank Raimondo, member of the Peace Parks Foundation...
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...

Renegade soldiers declare coup in Mali

A bloodless military coup has occurred in the Western Africa state of Mali, where WILD’s Mali Elephant Project is located. We are very happy to inform everyone that our field staff and associates are  in no immediate danger. Check back for more updates!...
Rhino Briefing in DC

Rhino Briefing in DC

The rhino poaching crisis is escalating daily.  Of the world’s total rhinos (approximately 20,000 white rhino, and 4,000 black rhino), 80% are in South Africa, so that is where the poaching syndicates concentrate.  So far this year, until 15 March, 135 rhino have been...
Forever Wild-YouTube Intervention

Forever Wild-YouTube Intervention

The Ogilvy Cape Town Agency created an interesting analysis of a new strategy developed in a social media campaign for our sister organization, the Wilderness Foundation South Africa. The members of the Wilderness Network, which includes the Wilderness Foundation...
WILD10: Save the date!

WILD10: Save the date!

WILD10, The 10th World Wilderness Congress , Salamanca, Spain, 4-10 October 2013! The WILD10 process is well underway in Europe. The Spanish Ministry of Agriculture and Environment (newly reconstituted) is the national host,  having provided some of the start-up funds...

Wildlife for Wildways

On Thursday, January 5th, the Vail Symposium will be holding an event through Rocky Mountain Wild called Wildlife for Wildways. The Vail Symposium is a grassroots, non-profit organization that has been part of the life and history of Vail since 1971. Their mission is...