Conservationists
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?’...
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...
Saving Elephants' Top Four Champions

Saving Elephants’ Top Four Champions

In honor of Save the Elephants Day (April 16th) four of the world’s leading elephant conservationists offer hope and inspiration for saving elephants, the largest land animal on earth, from extinction.   These amazing people were also interviewed in my book, Saving Wild, Inspiration From 50 Leading Conservationists. (All quotes are excerpts from my book)....
Inspiration From 50 Leading Conservationists Saving Wild

Inspiration From 50 Leading Conservationists Saving Wild

My new book, Saving Wild, Inspiration From 50 Leading Conservationists, with a foreword by Jane Goodall is now available in paper back and ebook on  Amazon.com.  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 species and the...
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...
Spiritually Ancient Forests in Ethiopia

Spiritually Ancient Forests in Ethiopia

In the highlands of Ethiopia, American scientist Meg Lowman is working with local forest ecologist Alemayehu Wassie to protect ancient church forests. Ranging in size from five acres to more than 1,000, some of Ethiopia’s church forests are more than fifteen hundred years old. The ancient forests are said to be necklaces around the church,...
Can Paddle Boarding Save The Cove's Dolphins?

Can Paddle Boarding Save The Cove’s Dolphins?

Japan’s Taiji Cove annual dolphin hunt began September 1st and continues until March. Fisherman round up entire pods of dolphins and small whales from the open ocean, driving them into the Taiji cove where they capture the most attractive dolphins (those without visible scars or flaws) for a life in captivity in Marine Parks, and send...
“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...
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...
Saving Wild Cheetahs with Laurie Marker [Interview]

Saving Wild Cheetahs with Laurie Marker [Interview]

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...