Species around the world face new challenges that stress their ability to adapt or compete for their survival. Rapid changes in climate are impacting whole ecosystems, population growth is diminishing global resources – consuming energy, polluting the environment and encroaching on natural habitats.
But, amidst this minefield of obstacles endangering the world’s wildlife, emerge individuals pioneering conservation efforts that not only prevent further species loss but help reverse the decline.
In our May/June 2012 issue ‘OUT NOW’, we pay homage to the Heroe’s of the Wild. Their inspiring stories showcase ingenuity, innovation and our ability to profit nature through positive, sustainable actions.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead
From the fastest wild cat on earth to one of the most cryptic, we explore conservation projects in Namibia helping save the cheetah, then track jaguars with Boone Smith and Panthera in the Amazon as part of a research project to create a wildlife corridor (in our feature report ‘PLAN JAGUAR’).
The science is fascinating but the spirit of these individuals holds the greatest value. Through their eyes, one realizes the beauty we stand to lose and how commitment and creativity can change all that!
Discover the culture and countryside of Bhutan, learn about the ‘Digital Earth’ tools scientists are developing to enhance global education of geography and take to the wild mountain slopes with Josh Dueck, the first person to perform a backflip in the snow on Sit Ski.
I hope you enjoy Bare Essentials ‘tribute special’ and will consider sharing it with friend’s and family.
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Chief Editor ~ Inga Yandell