A study of over 2000 early landscape photographs shows how nature was framed as a wilderness, empty of First Nations peoples.
During COVID, many therapists took their sessions online. But others went outside with their clients, taking a leisurely stroll through a near-by park.
In 2019, 44 bushwalkers had to be rescued in Tasmania. New research identified who tends to take the most risks, and how to be better prepared for your next hike.
One-fifth of Earth’s land could be restored to wilderness by reintroducing animals and improving management.
Jan. 11 marks the birthday of conservationist Aldo Leopold (1887-1948), who called for thinking about land as a living community to protect, not a resource to exploit.
Conservation or copper? A proposed mine in northern Minnesota pits industrial jobs against a thriving outdoor economy.
US ideas about conservation center on walling off land from use. That approach often means expelling Indigenous and other poor people who may be its most effective caretakers.
Protecting the continent’s remaining pristine wilderness areas is urgent, but achievable.
Zooming in on deforestation and other wild habitat loss can help us work out how best to protect wilderness.
As people have grown closer and more connected, the old definition of loneliness slipped away – and a new one has emerged.
More than two-thirds of Earth’s remaining wilderness is in the hands of just five countries, according to a new global map. A concerted conservation effort is needed to save our last wild places.
From wealth, to the natural world, to genes and intelligence, a podcast exploring the theme of inheritance.
The world has some 500 million square kilometres of ocean. But just 55 million square kilometres remain untouched by intensive human activities such as fishing.
Many studies have shown that time outdoors is good for our physical health. Three wilderness education experts explain why periods alone in nature also provide mental and spiritual benefits.
Imagine being one of the last few people alive. Would that make it ok to destroy the natural world? This thought experiment reveals the true value of nature, beyond the benefits to humans.
Wilderness areas are vitally important, yet are largely overlooked by the United Nations’ list of natural World Heritage. This week’s meeting in Poland is a chance to redress that balance.
You’d hope we wouldn’t flatten the pyramids to build a highway. But that’s exactly what’s happening to the world’s natural heritage sites.
A new mapping study shows that roads have sliced and diced almost the entire land surface of Earth, leaving huge areas prone to illegal logging, mining and hunting.
Wildlife in wilderness areas have more genetic diversity, which is better for their survival.
The world has lost 10% of its wilderness areas in the past 20 years and, with it, vast stores of carbon.