Following the visit of HRH Prince Harry to the Wilderness Foundation UK on 14th September, there has been widespread coverage of the work of the charity – locally, nationally and even globally!
Social Psychologist, broadcaster and writer, and presenter of the BBC Radio 4 series Digital Human Aleks Krotoski shared these thoughts
Dawn Lawrence, author and illustrator, has written and illustrated '2 Steps Behind' - a paperback containing 113 poems and illustrations dedicated to the preservation of our wild animals. There is a foreword by Virginia McKenna, founder of the Born Free Foundation. About the book: Each animal speaks for itself in easy-to-read, rhyming verse. Most of [...]
The problem with education? Children aren't feral enough On Monday 7th October the Guardian Newspaper published an article on the benefits of outdoor learning. George Monbiot quoted the Wilderness Foundation's projects which utilise Wilderness Therapy as a way of facilitating personal awareness, development and change. This exposure to nature can bring substantial mental health benefits. [...]
Three years ago Friend of the Wilderness Foundation Ronita Shapiro set out to make a feature film based on our Founder
"More than half the world is now living in cities and we are yearning to reconnect with nature," Jo Roberts, CEO of the Wilderness Foundation. The Wilderness Foundation was recently approached by Suzy Graves of the Sunday Times to discuss the increasing need for people to connect with nature. Suzy's article was published in [...]
The latest edition of Inspired Times magazine is out and we’re in it! The nice people at Inspired Times wanted to run a feature on nature tourism and who better to speak to than the Wilderness Foundation UK? Tegan Tallulah writes: In our modern, fast paced, and increasingly city-centered lives, the importance of reconnecting with [...]
The April 2012 issue of the International Journal Of Wilderness has now been published. This issue covers: The Spiritual Value of Wilderness IUCN Definition of Wilderness Marine Wilderness For further information please visit the IJW website, include subscription offers: http://ijw.org/subscribe-2/ Please mention the Wilderness Foundation UK when contacting them.
Four-part BBC2 series following 6 years of "Windfarm Wars" near Dartmoor. In 2005 BBC TWO commissioned Sevenstones Media to produce Windfarm Wars, then a single observational documentary following the building of a windfarm, a story that was to become one of the UK ’s most divisive issues. Six years later, following the unravelling of this [...]
Today's Guardian education section features a profile of the Wilderness Foundation UK's pioneering intervention project for youth-at-risk - TurnAround. The article, written by Louise Tickle outlines the genesis of the project and why nature - particularly wild nature - offers a solution for disturbed youth. Wilderness Foundation UK CEO Jo Roberts says: "Being in a [...]
Those people living in Scotland, or who have been closely following the debate surrounding the re-wilding of the Alladale Estate by owner Paul Lister, may already be aware of this tv series, which has so far been restricted to broadcast in Scotland. However, "The Real Monarch of the Glen" now comes to BBC2 for national [...]
Yesterday's (10/08/2008) Observer had a really interesting article entitled "Conquering the last great wilderness". The piece, by Euan Ferguson describes his walking holiday among the dramatic peaks of Scotland's Knoydart. You can read the full article online at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2008/aug/10/scotland.walkingholidays?gusrc=rss&feed=networkfront Euan's trip was organised by our travel partners in the UK - Wilderness Scotland. Coincidentally, our [...]
Reuters Environment Correspondent Deborah Zabrenko recently wrote an interesting article on the consequences of wetland destruction: The world's wetlands, threatened by development, dehydration and climate change, could release a planet-warming "carbon bomb" if they are destroyed In her article (here) Zabrenko reports from the recently-held INTECOL International Wetlands Conference, which took place in Brazil. Some [...]
Our Founder, Dr. Ian Player, the man who initiated and led Operation Rhino in the 1960's (which reversed the decline of the white rhino), has recently been recognised as "Conservationist of the Year" by Namibian organisation the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF). It was Player who introduced the concept of wilderness trails in South African game [...]