A Blog by Lori Robinson

A Blog by Lori Robinson

Join our tribe of like-hearted lovers of wildlife and wild places. This is your resource for interviews with leading conservationists, best books on wildlife, and top wildlife NGO’s to support.
Saving Wild - the Book

Saving Wild – the Book

Saving Wild, Inspiration From 50 Leading Conservationists is available through Amazon or at your favorite bookstore. Jane Goodall, the Joubert’s, Ian Douglas-Hamilton, Carl Safina…. Let them inspire you.   
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Jane Goodall: An Insiders View

Jane Goodall: An Insiders View

Working for Jane Goodall was 27 year-old Jacob Petersen’s dream job for as long as he can remember. And four years ago that dream became reality. As Dr. Goodall’s liaison, office of the founder, Jacob handles all the logistics for Jane’s lecture tours in the USA and travels with her several months each year during...
Make Your Giving Count, #GivingTuesday

Make Your Giving Count, #GivingTuesday

Most charitable giving is done between now and the end of the year. In fact, November 29th is the global day for giving- #GivingTuesday.   That’s why I’m posting this – my top choices for wildlife donations. I want to make it easy for you to give.   Some of the best work in wildlife...
8 Inspirational Gifts for Nature Lovers

8 Inspirational Gifts for Nature Lovers

Here are eight of my favorite inspirational gifts for people on your list who love animals, nature, wildlife and wild places.    For Wildlife Conservationists Inspirational Book: Saving Wild   Fifty of the world’s leading conservationists – amazing men and women all over the world – who have devoted their lives to saving some of the...
Extraordinary Opportunity

Extraordinary Opportunity

Thrust. The word means to be suddenly pushed into a specified direction.   Imagine being physically pushed. In response many of us may think we have only three options: we fall down (give up), we move in the opposite direction (give in), or we push back against the force.   But there is another way....
Beyond Words by Carl Safina

Beyond Words by Carl Safina

In his newest book, Beyond Words, Carl Safina says, “Science usually asks ‘it’ questions about animals. Where does it live, what does it eat, what does it do when danger threatens. But, always forbidden is the one question that might open the door: Who?”   Beyond Words is Safina’s quest to explore ‘Who are you?’...
Saving Wildlife Really Can Be This Easy!

Saving Wildlife Really Can Be This Easy!

This is an easy, extremely effective, and much appreciated action for saving wildlife around the world. And it won’t cost you a cent!   IT’S THIS SIMPLE: Use the SavingWild Amazon Link  (this is different than the smile program) every time you shop on Amazon and a small percentage of the cost of your purchases will go...
Goodall walks her talk for Animals and the Planet

Goodall walks her talk for Animals and the Planet

     Last night at a dinner party a group of us were engaged in a heartfelt discussion about wildlife, habitat destruction, and climate change when the hostess announced, “Dinner’s ready. There’s pulled pork, and barbeque beef.”      I couldn’t help but notice the irony that the very same people who were, only moments earlier,...
Halloween Candy - the Good and the Bad

Halloween Candy – the Good and the Bad

You’re passionate about wildlife, right?  That’s why I’m excited to tell you about this one simple thing about your Halloween candy purchase that will help solve one of the biggest threats to wildlife we face today. This is such a simple, feel good way to take action, that each and everyone of us can make a huge...
Africa's Unsung Conservation Heroes

Africa’s Unsung Conservation Heroes

Unsung Conservation Heroes, my most recent feature for Africa Geographic Magazine, highlights 15 amazing and dedicated people working – mostly unrecognized – to protect and save Africa’s wildlife.   Whether they are working out in the field, rehabilitating orphaned or injured animals, educating communities or visitors, saving lives, or conducting important research, all of these...
Conservation Planning Students react to Saving Wild:

Conservation Planning Students react to Saving Wild:

My friend Stephanie Moret teaches Conservation Planning classes at University of California, Santa Barbara. She added my new book, Saving Wild, Inspiration from 50 Leading Conservationists to her classes’ required reading list and told her students to write an essay on their reaction to the book.   Here are three excerpts of the insightful, brilliant,...
Inside the Life of Conservationist George Schaller

Inside the Life of Conservationist George Schaller

Tibet Wild by George Schaller. Have you ever wondered what it’s really like to be a conservationist? To have the recognition of being the person saving tigers, or polar bears, or elephants? What’s it like to spend your life protecting wildlife and wild places, often in some of the remotest areas of the world? What...
Clever Octopus Takes Himself Back Home

Clever Octopus Takes Himself Back Home

This story about an octopus named Inky is endearing on so many levels. Inky reminds us once again how much we do not know about the cleverness, emotions and thoughts of animals. Inky also reminds us that when given the choice, as I have written about before, animals will always choose the wild over captivity....