Interviews
Jane Goodall: An Insiders View

Jane Goodall: An Insiders View

Working for Jane Goodall was 27 year-old Jacob Petersen’s dream job for as long as he can remember. And four years ago that dream became reality. As Dr. Goodall’s liaison, office of the founder, Jacob handles all the logistics for Jane’s lecture tours in the USA and travels with her several months each year during...
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?’...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
Peter Allison [Interview]: Whatever You Do, Don't Run!

Peter Allison [Interview]: Whatever You Do, Don’t Run!

Peter Allison is not brave. Despite this, he has been stalked by lions, chased by elephants, and courted by rhino. At the age of 19 he tossed a coin between South America and Africa. Africa won. Within a few months his passion for wildlife was rewarded with work as a safari guide for lodges in...
“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...
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,...