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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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Unsung Heroes Gisele Maria Martin

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 in Blog, Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes: Gisèle Maria Martin From the Tla-o-qui-aht   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. Her business card says she is a cultural educator, but her background is deeper than that. Gisèle is a young indigenous woman from the Tla-o-qui-aht,...

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Unsung Heroes: Yasser Ansari

Posted by on Nov 19, 2013 in Blog, Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes: Yasser Ansari Digital Pioneer for Wild Nature, Founder of Project Noah   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. As a child, I was fascinated with/by nature, obsessed with insects, reptiles, amphibians – I loved it! As a result, I...

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In Celebration of Rewilding Europe

Posted by on Nov 18, 2013 in Blog

In Celebration of Rewilding Europe   WILD/Wilderness Conservation Painting Expeditions Silent, motionless, perched on a ledge at Las Batuecas (Spain), intent on capturing nuances of ancient lines that depict the might and manner of wild goats, I gain awareness of a large bird, voicing its coarse, high-pitched song in peaceful interludes from the trees behind me. I turn to take-in the privilege of its proximity and am surprised to find instead, five paces away, a family of well-fed corzos, roe bucks, babies and all, curious, cautious and at ease until, of course, I reach for my camera....

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