Thursday, May 25, 2006

A Walk for Wilderness

Please support this Walk for Wilderness that Michael from our office is doing along the thousand year old trail to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain.

The Wilderness Foundation goes local

The Wilderness Foundation will join the RSA Coffeehouse Challenge debate in Chelmsford entitled "Environment vs. Development" on the 8th of June (2-4pm). If you're in the area, why don't you join us? RSVP to info (at)

Read more on the BBC Action Network

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Bushcraft in practice

Some of the Wilderness Foundation UK staff along with a volunteer and a teacher from Brentwood School (who is going on trail soon) took part in a Bushcraft workshop held by Natural Pathways.

Go here to see how to build a shelter that will keep you warm well below freezing point.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

New BBC Radio 4 blog - Planet under threat

BBC Radio 4 has launched a new blog that may be of interest:

"It's part of a new series called Planet Earth Under Threat, which will go out at the end of the year. The programme team share their experiences as they go on location and they want to know your views, whether you're a committed environmentalist or a climate change sceptic."

Monday, May 01, 2006

BBC Radio 4: The Last Great Wilderness

Radio 4

Just in case you missed 'The Last Great Wilderness' on Radio 4:

"Less is known about the forest canopy than the depths of the poles, yet the forest canopies are thought to house 40% of all terrestrial biodiversity and are the main interfaces between life and the atmosphere. Up until recently the canopy has been relatively inaccessible but now, with the help of giant cranes with low environmental impact, the canopy’s secrets are being unveiled. The Last Great Wilderness builds up the first accurate picture of this “the most important biotic regulator on earth”. Flora, fauna and the relationship with the atmosphere are all under scrutiny. Many species, systems, and relationships of the canopy are still mysterious and much is still to be discovered." - Full story here, with Listen Again link to Programme I and II...

The Foundation's focus is usually at ground level but we encourage sensitive exploration of all wilderness areas for preservation purposes.

Today's wilderness view

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