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The International League of Conservation Writers is a forum to bring writers together from around the world who are writing to promote wilderness, nature, conservation, or using other means to protect and restore the natural areas, habitats, animals, and plants of our planet. ILCW will present periodic writing awards to authors who excel in this field.

International League of Conservation Writers

Writing to inspire the love of nature and a passion for its protection.

The WILD Foundation Working to Restore Marine Wildness

The Marine Wilderness 10+10 Project (MW), a collaborative effort led by WILD is focused on reversing marine life depletion and habitat decline...and thus restoring wildness. 

Using the first-ever accepted definition of marine wilderness, the MW 10+10 Project is a science-based strategy that uses compelling visual imagery in order to "bring back the wild" to 20 Marine Wilderness Sites using site-based stakeholder teams.

In each MW site, organized teams of stakeholders equipped with project tools and visuals will assess and document site conditions and work to expand protections that integrate ecological well-being with livelihood, cultural, and recreational concerns. The project will equip each team to act as the "first line of defense" by playing a role in developing and enforcing provisions that stop the industrial destruction and pirate plundering of marine life. 

Since its launch at WILD10 in October 2013, the MW 10+10 Project has formed a core team and created partnerships with local communities and stakeholders in 20 chosen marine sites. Sites are along the California Current, in the Gulf of California and Caribbean, along the Gulf coast of Florida, in the Ross Sea and Arctic, in Spain's waters, in the Indian Ocean of the coast of South Africa, and elsewhere around the world.


MW10+10 enhances collaboration between local communities and multiple stakeholders including governments and NGOs, and interests such as fishing, recreation, and tourism. It adds value to conservation investments by generating in-kind contributions of the best science, management and policy expertise and enhances local advocacy, and enforcement of ecological protections. Stunning photography and film strengthens both international concern and the local pride necessary to ignite the political will for change.

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Young Miranda Anderson gives a compelling TEDxKids Talk about the need for natural wilderness in our lives.


The Song of the Magpie Robin

By Zafar Futehally

Reviewed by ILCW member Cara Tejpal (India)

Flitting between genres like an overzealous sunbird in a spring garden, Zafar Futehally’s The Song of the Magpie Robin defies easy classificati on. Labelled a memoir for the sake of convenience, the book is just as much a primer to the early years of India’s conservation movement, and a treasury of natural history facts.  MORE


June 1 6, 2015

The 8th Annual Literature and Landscape of the Horse Retreat

A unique writing adventure for anyone who yearns for nature, longs to reconnect with horses, and hungers for creative inspiration in an authentic western ranch setting. To be held at the Vee Bar Guest Ranch, Laramie, Wyoming.  More information.

September 21—  26, 2015

On the River of Discovery with Women of Influence

Featuring guest Dr. Cheryl Crazy Bull.

On the Green River through Utah’s majestic canyons. All the comforts are included, and the women guides are fun, talented, professional and inspiring. And did we say they do all the cooking!. More information


New Film from Jon Bowermaster

On April 20 Jon Bowermaster’s Oceans 8 Films will release the new film After the Spill. Five years after BP’s Deepwater Horizon exploded and sank in April 2010, has life returned to normal along Louisiana’s coastline? Or has it been changed forever?

When the well exploded we were putting the finishing touches on SoLa, Louisiana Water Stories, which we’d begun filming in 2008. That film captured a way of life in SoLa pre-spill that many now believe will never return.

Since the spill we have returned many times, with cameras, to interview fishermen, scientists, politicians, environmentalists, and oil-rig workers seeking answers as to how the coast of Louisiana has changed. What really happened to all that oil? What about the dispersant used to push it beneath the surface? How has the spill impacted local economies as well as human health and the health of both marine life and the Gulf itself?

Has Louisiana’s coastline been changed forever?

Voices from the spill One Year Later:

P. J. Hahn (polititian)            Wilma Subra(chemist)        George Barisch(fisherman)

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