Voice of WILD10

Voice of WILD10: 10 October

Posted by on Nov 1, 2013 in Blog, Voice of WILD10

Voice of WILD10   Day Seven: Thursday, October 10, 2013   > View WILD10 Flickr photos There was no sense of slowing down on the final morning of the 10th World Wilderness Congress. Delegates clustered in the hallways of the beautiful Hospederia building before heading into the numerous morning workshops. Highlights of the morning included a session on the California Ocean Wilderness, another standing-room-only crowd in the third International League of Conservation Writers (ILCW) session on the Geography of Writing, another Rewilding in Europe session covering efforts in the...

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Voice of WILD10: 9 October

Posted by on Oct 24, 2013 in Blog, Voice of WILD10

Voice of WILD10   Day Six: Wednesday, October 9, 2013   > View Flickr photos from WILD10 The penultimate day of WILD10 began in fog, which soon lifted to treat delegates to yet more brilliant sunshine and blue skies over Salamanca. Once again, the schedule was jam packed. One of the highlights of the morning was a session titled ‘Nyads and Mermaids: Women in the Water.’ The panelists, including renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle, Shari Sant Plummer of the Code Blue Foundation, Alison Barrat of the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation, Olga Kamenskaya, Russian freelance...

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Voice of WILD10: 8 October

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Blog, Voice of WILD10

The Voice of WILD10   Day Five: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 > View Flickr photos The third and final phase of WILD10 – the Global Forum – began early Tuesday morning with a Sunrise Opening Blessing in the grassy central patio of the Hospederia del Palacio Fonseca. A large group of delegates and staff joined in the blessing, hosted by the Native Lands & Wilderness Council and the Indigenous & Community Lands and Seas Forum. The three-day Global Forum provided delegates with a menu of no fewer than 127 sessions across a range of 17 program areas designed to deepen...

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Voice of WILD10: 7 October

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013 in Blog, Voice of WILD10

Voice of WILD10   Day Four—WILD Day!: Monday, October 7, 2013   There was excitement in the air as Day Four of the Congress dawned. October 7 was “WILD Day” at WILD10! With so many diverse landscapes, cultures, architecture, history, and rewilding efforts, host country Spain offered much to explore. WILD Day also provided a wonderful opportunity for delegates to recharge their batteries, at the end of the Global Gathering and in anticipation of the three-day Global Forum, and to continue to connect with each other in the great outdoors or in two of the most beautiful small...

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Voice of WILD10: 6 October

Posted by on Oct 9, 2013 in Blog, Voice of WILD10

Voice of WILD10   Day Three: Sunday, October 6, 2013 > View Photos  With such a jam-packed schedule full of challenging and wide-ranging panel presentations and riveting, foot-stomping, and poignant cultural events, it was hard to catch one’s breath as the days of the WILD10 Global Gathering swept by.  With days one and two focusing on the planet and people, day three brought a focus on prosperity and initiatives to build new partnerships. In the morning, the hall of delegates heard from speakers working to engage wild nature through conservation, communities and business. Several...

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Voice of WILD10: 5 October

Posted by on Oct 9, 2013 in Blog, Voice of WILD10

Voice of WILD10   Day Two: Saturday, October 5, 2013  > View Photos Delegates arrived bright and early on a sunny Saturday morning for a panel on “Indigenous and Community Land and Seas: Working Together for Biocultural Resilience,” hearing from delegates from Australia, Greater Laponia in northern Sweden, Nigeria, and the UK on issues ranging from uncontrolled mining to the protection of sacred sites. The Global Gathering then heard from a dynamic panel on new constituencies for conservation, with WILD Foundation V.P. for Government Relations Julie Randall announcing the...

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