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Protecting nature to foster local solutions to global challenges

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.

Defending Rainforests Starts by Defending People

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.

The worms do not care the color of your skin…

The worms do not care the color of your skin…

In the 1960s South Africa of Apartheid, when non-white people were segregated and subjugated, our founders (Magqubu Ntombela and Ian Player) worked together in the wilderness and, with a team of many races and cultures, saved the white rhino from extinction.

11th World Wilderness Congress (WILD11) Postponement

11th World Wilderness Congress (WILD11) Postponement

The safety of our delegates and the larger community is our prevailing concern as the world confronts the emerging COVID-19 pandemic; with that in mind, we are postponing WILD11, the 11th World Wilderness Congress, which was scheduled to take place in March 2020.