Exploring the mystery of Uxmal during the 9th World Wilderness Congress.
I broke the hold of my mother country this past week to attend a major gathering of some of the world’s leading conservationists dedicated to solving the most pressing international issues in wild lands management and protection.
Gathered weeks ahead of the looming climate conference in Copenhagen, delegates of the 9th World Wilderness Congress emphasized the ability of wilderness to help regulate Earth systems slipping so quickly out of balance.
My initial installments, written for the Environment News Service, are: Wilderness and Water Promises in the Land of the Maya and the Message of Mérida: Saving Wild Places Will Save the Planet.
I’ll be building on this work for a pending feature story for the SA Current. Primero, I have to figure out how to smuggle such obviously revolutionary ideas into the land of golf courses, canned hunts, and competitive food eating. Wish me luck.