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Saving Rhinos: the Good and the Sad

Saving Rhinos: the Good and the Sad

Despite the millions of dollars and worldwide efforts to stop poaching on wild rhinos, their numbers continue to decline, last year reaching a tipping point in South Africa (the country with the largest number of rhinos). “That’s the point when rhinos are poached faster than they can breed, ” explains conservationists Beverly and Dereck Joubert who...
Your First Safari

Your First Safari

They say you never forget your first time. That’s certainly true for me. My first safari happened in 1985 in Namibia’s Etosha National Park.  My South African boyfriend, Tony, and I had spent the day driving through the park. I saw my first lions, wild dogs, elephant, wart hogs, zebra, hyena. I was beyond excited. Little...
“Trees are Like Mothers,” says Meg Lowman

“Trees are Like Mothers,” says Meg Lowman

Trees surrounding churches in Northern Ethiopia have been guarded for 1,500 years while the surrounding forests have been stripped bare. Shinto shrines protect ancient tree forests in Japan, the Buddha is said to have meditated for years beneath a bodhi tree, and the yew tree is believed to protect those who shelter beneath it. What...
Featuring Jackson Hole Wildlife

Featuring Jackson Hole Wildlife

Jackson Hole, Wyoming is cradled by the National Park lands of Teton and Yellowstone on one side, and Bridger, and the Wind River Range on the other. Having more contiguous protected land than any other area in the U.S.A. gives Jackson Hole’s wildlife plenty of room to roam and thrive. So, when I need a...
The Easiest Health Tip You've Never Heard Of

The Easiest Health Tip You’ve Never Heard Of

The health benefits from ‘earthing’ are so simple you may discard the idea at first. But don’t, because the simplest things are often the best. What I am going to tell you about is something the Bushmen in Africa have done for years. In fact most indigenous cultures around the world do this naturally.    Nature Cures We...
Dereck and Beverly Joubert- A Love Story

Dereck and Beverly Joubert- A Love Story

Seconds after meeting conservationist extraordinaire Beverly Joubert for the first time, she holds my hand as if we are BFF’s. I found her to be generous, kind, warm and attentive -someone I would want as a best friend forever. She is also, surprising because of her petite and feminine characteristics, a woman who has no...
6 Ways to Help Bees Do Their Job

6 Ways to Help Bees Do Their Job

Every year around this time, billions of commercially managed honey bees from around the United States are stacked inside semi-trailers headed for California. Specifically, the bees are being trucked to a 600-mile stretch of trees in the Central Valley that produces 80% of the world’s almonds (about 2 billion pounds in a good year). The...
THE CARBON FOOTPRINT THAT TRUMPS ALL OTHERS

THE CARBON FOOTPRINT THAT TRUMPS ALL OTHERS

As a lover of wild places and wildlife I’m guessing over the years you’ve adopted lifestyle changes to reduce your carbon footprint on the earth. You turn off the water while brushing your teeth, you take shorter showers, you recycle, you drive less or own a hybrid or electric vehicle, you carry your own bag...
Where is Your Nature Place?

Where is Your Nature Place?

For those of us living in the northern hemisphere, Spring has officially arrived. It’s that time of year when nature beckons for us to come outside, walk barefoot on the land, lay on the ground, smell the flowers, talk to the birds. The Japanese term for spending time in nature is shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing. Studies...
Saving Wild Cheetahs with Laurie Marker

Saving Wild Cheetahs with Laurie Marker

Laurie Marker, founder of Cheetah Conservation Fund, says if humans don’t act to make big changes now, in a few years there won’t be enough cheetahs remaining in the wild to save the species from extinction. With an estimated 10,000 left in the wild, cheetahs are Africa’s most endangered big cat. SavingWild.com talks to Laurie...
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...