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Kissing Giraffe at Giraffe Manor

Kissing Giraffe at Giraffe Manor

I’ve been in Africa many times on my birthday and this year my present to myself is staying here in Nairobi at the Giraffe Manor. It’s one of my favorite boutique hotels in the world because visitors can get quite intimate with the six endangered Rothchild giraffes roaming the Manor’s grounds.  Where else in the world...
Inspiration From 50 Leading Conservationists

Inspiration From 50 Leading Conservationists

My new book, Saving Wild, Inspiration From 50 Leading Conservationists, foreword by Jane Goodall will be available in paper back and ebook in early March through Amazon.    In it you will hear from 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 most endangered...
Daphne Sheldrick says, "Elephants are like us, but better."

Daphne Sheldrick says, “Elephants are like us, but better.”

I’ve heard Daphne Sheldrick, the world’s expert on raising orphaned baby elephants, say on many occasions that “Elephants are like us…but better.”   Growing up I only knew elephants from reading Babar The Elephant books, and going to zoos. Later I would see my first wild elephants in Africa.   But it was while visiting...
Picture Yourself on Safari [video]

Picture Yourself on Safari [video]

As you read this I am probably in flight somewhere between the United States and East Africa. I’m heading back to Kenya and Tanzania, the two countries in Africa (out of the eleven I’ve visited) where I have spent the most time. While I’m there I will be mostly out in the bush, out of...
If Animals Could Speak, Here's What They'd Say [Infographic]

If Animals Could Speak, Here’s What They’d Say [Infographic]

Animals are communicating all the time. We just don’t understand them very well. When I spend time watching an animal in the wild, or really paying attention to my dog or cat I begin to notice all sorts of gestures and expressions, subtle compared to the overt ways of human animals, but I am sure...
10 Best Actions You Can Take to Save Wildlife

10 Best Actions You Can Take to Save Wildlife

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by all the bad news about wildlife? Do you wish you knew how you could really make a difference to help save wildlife?   Well, here are my choices for the top ten best actions you can take to help save wildlife.    The top 10, most effective ways to save...
Best NGOs For Wildlife, Part 2

Best NGOs For Wildlife, Part 2

As promised, here are this years best 40 NGOs working to save wildlife and wild lands all over the world. There are many organizations doing great work saving wild, but I have chosen those NGOs for wildlife that I am familiar with, or that I think deserve more attention for the wonderful work they are...
Saving Wildlife is This Easy!

Saving Wildlife is This Easy!

This is an easy, extremely effective, and much appreciated way to help save wildlife around the world. And it won’t cost you a cent!   IT’S THIS SIMPLE: Use the SavingWild Amazon Link every time you shop on Amazon and a small percentage of the cost of your purchases will go to SavingWild.com to be distributed...
Climate Change: Crisis or Opportunity?

Climate Change: Crisis or Opportunity?

cop21: In Paris, starting tomorrow, the fate of the world as we know it, is at stake. The future of the planet is in the hands of the more than 40,000 delegates from 195 countries attending the United Nations climate change summit, the cop21.   The Goal: to reach a landmark, legally binding agreement to limit...
Best 40 Wildlife Organizations that Won't Waste Your $$$

Best 40 Wildlife Organizations that Won’t Waste Your $$$

  Here is Part 1 of the list of my current favorite 40 wildlife organizations to donate to.    SAVING ELEPHANTS David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust For orphaned elephants and rhinos it doesn’t get better than this wildlife organization. With an orphanage in Nairobi and a wild release and anti-poaching program in Kenya’s largest national Park,...
Quit Wasting Your Generosity

Quit Wasting Your Generosity

I have a Senegalese friend who now lives in the USA working as an African drummer. Every morning Bara walks along the streets of Los Angeles purposely seeking a homeless person. When he finds that person, Bara reaches into his own pocket and hands out one of the few dollars he possesses.   I have...
Back to the Wild: Prospects Rebuffed

Back to the Wild: Prospects Rebuffed

You’ve probably read or seen the movie Born Free about Elsa the lioness. It’s an enchanting story to all of us who have ever dreamed of having a close relationship with a wild animal like George and Joy Adamson had with Elsa. But besides that, the story recounts the first successful release of a lioness back...