- Issue: Winter 2017
Well, it’s been quite a year.
The rapid-fire developments of the past 12 months have made it challenging to keep track of all that’s happening. It can be even harder to stay focused on what’s good, hopeful, and encouraging in this world.
But take heart! This issue is full of stories showcasing how, when people work together, what’s right can win the day.
Learn how in Colombia, conservationists, the government, and a diaspora of diverse people agreed to protect their natural heritage as a means to end conflict and secure peace. Meet a community in the Philippines, where a shared commitment to protecting the area’s gentle, giant whale sharks led to a reimagined economy and a nature-friendly way of life. Or take in the sad story of Uporny—a wild tiger who died in the Russian wilderness earlier this year—and see how even that loss became a hopeful tale when told in the context of the greater scientific knowledge it fostered, and the power wildness still holds in our world today.
Please join me in taking a moment to be grateful for it all.