Posts by Melanie

Unsung Heroes: Michael Grover

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Blog, Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes: Michael Grover Ecologist in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve /co-creator of Rhino Rescue Project, South Africa /winner of Coalition WILD’s 2013 Wilder World Challenge   At the 10th World Wilderness Congress we discovered hundreds of young activists who were working quietly behind the scenes to make the WILD vision a reality. We felt that these people’s activities should be recognised. In keeping with the knowledge that young people are the future, we asked our team of young trainee journalists in the press office to go out and interview them. There are 18 000 white...

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Unsung Heroes: Laura Yale

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Blog, Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes: Laura Yale High Country Citizens Alliance, USA   At the 10th World Wilderness Congress we discovered hundreds of young activists who were working quietly behind the scenes to make the WILD vision a reality. We felt that these people’s activities should be recognised. In keeping with the knowledge that young people are the future, we asked our team of young trainee journalists in the press office to go out and interview them. Laura came to WILD10 with her family, because her father was befriended with somebody involved in the organisation. She is interested in the...

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Unsung Heroes: Jordi van Oort

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Blog, Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes: Jordi van Oort CoalitionWILD coordinating team   At the 10th World Wilderness Congress we discovered hundreds of young activists who were working quietly behind the scenes to make the WILD vision a reality. We felt that these people’s activities should be recognised. In keeping with the knowledge that young people are the future, we asked our team of young trainee journalists in the press office to go out and interview them. I studied Forest and Nature conservation in The Netherlands and Nature Conservation in South Africa. My M.Sc thesis was about the positive effects...

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Unsung Heroes: Hiba Al Hejazi

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Blog, Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes: Hiba Al Hejazi Organiser of Oman Desert Expeditions   As a half Saudi, half Jordanian Londoner, Hiba Al Hejazi is living proof that different cultures can live in harmony together. She is a strong advocate for connecting cultures. She runs ‘Oman Desert Expeditions‘, which takes internationally-diverse groups of individuals, divided by gender, on trips into the desert in order to help them further cultural dialogue between their different communities. “In the desert we work to break down stereotypes and misconceptions we have about each other. It is...

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Unsung Heroes: Dimension Natural

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Blog, Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes: Santiago Gibert Isern, Alan Monroy Ojeda and Perla Platas Garza –Dimension Natural   At the 10th World Wilderness Congress we discovered hundreds of young activists who were working quietly behind the scenes to make the WILD vision a reality. We felt that these people’s activities should be recognised. In keeping with the knowledge that young people are the future, we asked our team of young trainee journalists in the press office to go out and interview them. Santiago Gibert Isern, who is head of the young initiative Dimension Natural, is very passionate about...

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