Animal Heroes
Wildlife Conservationists and the Animals they Love

Wildlife Conservationists and the Animals they Love

Wildlife conservationists are often called crazy, unrealistic, and a dying breed. They are also called super heroes, and wildlife’s last hope.   In Wild Lives, Leading Conservationists and the Animals and Planet They Love, you will meet twenty of the world’s top wildlife conservationists. People who are saving cheetah, penguins, giraffes, dolphins, lions, elephants, wolves,...
Asian Elephants and the Man who is Saving Them

Asian Elephants and the Man who is Saving Them

With more than eight hundred large tea estates and thousands of smaller tea gardens yielding more than seven hundred million pounds of black tea annually, Assam, India is the most productive tea-producing region in the world. The state is also home to more than 10 percent of the world’s remaining Asian elephants. With an explosive...
Africa's Unsung Conservation Heroes

Africa’s Unsung Conservation Heroes

Unsung Conservation Heroes, my most recent feature for Africa Geographic Magazine, highlights 15 amazing and dedicated people working – mostly unrecognized – to protect and save Africa’s wildlife.   Whether they are working out in the field, rehabilitating orphaned or injured animals, educating communities or visitors, saving lives, or conducting important research, all of these...
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)....
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...
What is Sustainable Palm Oil?

What is Sustainable Palm Oil?

You probably don’t realize this.  But when you grab a protein bar, butter your toast, or do the laundry, you are likely contributing to the destruction of the most bio-diverse rainforests in the world. Because of one ingredient: Palm Oil. But don’t feel bad that you didn’t know this. Most people in America are unaware...
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...
Saving Wild's Wildlife Hero: Madison Vorva

Saving Wild’s Wildlife Hero: Madison Vorva

If purpose is the reason you journey, then passion is the fire that lights your way. Madison Vorva has been working to protect Orangutans and their rain forest habitats for almost half her life. She’s been featured in Time, the Wall Street Journal, ABC World News, and the LA Times and won the United Nation’s...
Meet Wildlife Hero Dave Foreman

Meet Wildlife Hero Dave Foreman

Finally – a conservationist willing to talk about what it’s really going to take to save the world’s wild places and wildlife. Dave Foreman, one of North America’s most creative and effective conservation leaders and wildlife heroes, is a folksy, jovial man in his late sixties. After shaking my hand, he unbuttoned his dress shirt, revealing...
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...
3 Wildlife Events you Don't Want to Miss

3 Wildlife Events you Don’t Want to Miss

Three wonderful Wildlife Events are happening in the next three weeks here in America’s West.  Dr. Jane Goodall will be at all three events, and as a matter of fact, so will I. And that’s good news for you. Because if you can’t be at these premier Wildlife Events, you can subscribe to my blog,...