Conservationists
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...
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...
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,...
What Dereck Joubert Wants You to Know About Rhinos

What Dereck Joubert Wants You to Know About Rhinos

The first time I met National Geographic’s Explorers in Residence Beverly and Dereck Joubert they were proudly announcing Botswana’s recent decision to ban trophy hunting. It was just one of a long list of accomplishments the conservation world’s hard working and much adored couple have helped make happen. But Beverly and Dereck Joubert will be the first to admit...
Jane Goodall's Birthday Wish

Jane Goodall’s Birthday Wish

Jane Goodall has done more than any other person for the protection of apes, and all animals for that matter – by inspiring just about every human being on this planet who works in animal protection and conservation – with her wisdom, efforts, and unwavering commitment from an early age. And now she is asking...
Jane Goodall's Hope

Jane Goodall’s Hope

Where is Lori Robinson? That question may have crossed your mind recently if you follow this blog at Saving Wild because I haven’t written to you since announcing I would be attending three wildlife events. Well…I attended those wildlife events and came away full of ideas and stories for you, and contacts for interviews of amazing...
Love Life and Elephants

Love Life and Elephants

An African Love Story (also called Love Life and Elephants)  is Kenyan born Daphne Sheldrick’s memoir about love for her country, animals, and men, including her soul mate and husband, that define and focus her life-long work of caring for orphaned baby elephants. See a list of all my favorite Africa books : Favorites: Africa Books Woven into...
What you don't know about Jane Goodall

What you don’t know about Jane Goodall

Ten Celebrity Secrets about Jane Goodall… If you have been following my blog you probably know that I have been a Jane Goodall wannabe since I was three; was preparing to be one of her interns at Gombe Stream National Park before the kidnapping incident; and worked as the Africa Adventures Specialist for the Jane Goodall Institute leading their...
Nelson Mandela's Improbable Life

Nelson Mandela’s Improbable Life

People from all across the globe are celebrating Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday and remarkable life by taking part in Mandela Day. Becky Aaronson, my friend and blogger at The Art of an Improbable Life guest posts for AfricaInside today about Mandela and this special day. “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin,...