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Surprising Facts About Jane Goodall

Surprising Facts About Jane Goodall

If you have been following SavingWild.com you know I often write about my mentor and friend Dr. Jane Goodall. Besides the obvious reason – Dr. Jane is a mentor for most of the people on the planet who care about wild animals and wild places – there are other, more intimate reasons why I write...
The Skinny on Palm Oil

The Skinny on Palm Oil

Palm oil is one of the worst ingredients out there for a healthy body and a healthy planet. It’s high in saturated fat: one tablespoon of the inexpensive vegetable oil contains 55 percent of the daily recommendation of saturated fat.   But the real issue is that Palm oil plantations are destroying biodiversity and wiping...
Tom Mangelsen’s Last Great Wild Places

Tom Mangelsen’s Last Great Wild Places

Tom Mangelsen. Although he is counted among the world’s greatest wildlife photographers, you may not know his name. But I bet you’ll recognize his work. Especially this one: titled Catch of the Day, it’s one of the most widely circulated and published wildlife photographs in history.   Films, like Disney’s Lion, Chimpanzee and Bear movies,...
Saving Wild Rhinos

Saving Wild Rhinos

Starting this month, 100 rhinos from South Africa are be airlifted to secret locations in Botswana in a last ditch effort to keep these prehistoric creatures far from the poachers reach.   A record 1,020 rhino died last year, leaving an estimated 30,000 rhino left in the world.   “There is a rhino war,” wildlife...
Tina Welling on Writing Wild

Tina Welling on Writing Wild

Tina Welling and I met for a cup of Goddess tea at a popular restaurant in her hometown of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. I was a little nervous – this being the author of one of my favorite books : Writing Wild, whose pages in my copy are dog-eared, highlighted, and trimmed with skinny colorful post-its.   Dressed in three...
Saving Wildlife Couldn't be Easier

Saving Wildlife Couldn’t be Easier

If you are interested in Saving Wildlife and you use Amazon, you will love this. This is so easy. So transformative. And so appreciated, that I hope you will do it.  EVERYTIME you shop at Amazon your purchases can be saving wildlife.  How?   It’s this simple: Amazon will automatically give a small percentage of...
How Whales and Wolves Help Save the Earth

How Whales and Wolves Help Save the Earth

You’ve heard it a zillion times: It’s up to us. The future of wild places and wild animals depends on our desire and ability to save them. But it turns out we could have a lot of help from surprising places – the animals themselves. Scientists are discovering multiple ways in which animals, especially ones at...
Jane Goodall's Seeds of Hope

Jane Goodall’s Seeds of Hope

Jane Goodall says she wrote her latest book, Seeds of Hope, because the plants wanted her to write about them.   “The plants, says Dr. Goodall, “wanted me to fully acknowledge their importance in human history, their amazing powers of healing, the nourishment they provide, their ability to harm if we misuse them, and ultimately,...
Why Saving Wild Matters

Why Saving Wild Matters

I’ve changed the name of this blog from Africa Inside to Saving Wild. I hope you like it because it better describes what we are doing here. Watch this beautiful and potent reminder of why we are Saving Wild:   Join others who are passionate about Saving Wild:  
How to be Everyday Gandhis

How to be Everyday Gandhis

You are Gandhi. All of us are. We have loving, caring hearts and a mind that can make decisions for the good of all. That combination is powerful. We wake up each day with a new opportunity. We get to decide whether we are going to act from our heart today. Whether we will channel...
Trade in Rhino Horn on the Decline

Trade in Rhino Horn on the Decline

A story published by The Guardian states that rhino horn is in less demand. This news comes at a time when rhinos have reached the ‘tipping point’ – when rhino numbers are declining from poaching faster than rhino are reproducing. “A poll conducted by Nielsen for the Humane Society International (HSI) and the Vietnam Convention...
Palm Oil Free Halloween Candy

Palm Oil Free Halloween Candy

Help Wildlife by buying only palm oil free Halloween candy. I’ve made it super simple for you. Here is my second annual list of palm oil free candy. I’ve chosen the easy to find, popular candies so you can effortlessly use your purchasing power to show you care. I have also listed alternatives to candy...