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What We Plan to Accomplish

Biodiversity is the foundation of human existence and has provided humankind with healthy ecosystems, food, fiber, pharmaceuticals and peace of mind for thousands of years. Planet earth is now experiencing a loss of biodiversity which greatly reduces opportunities for our collective future. IDEA WILD seeks to minimize this loss.

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11th Annual Black Tie Bingo
4/12/2014 6:00 PM
Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant - Fort Collins, CO

Come join the fun while playing bingo with friends and raising funds for the Fort Collins Rotary After Work Club and IDEA WILD. Tickets available now!



21st Annual IDEA WILD Benefit Auction
5/10/2014 6:00 PM
Journey Museum - Rapid City, SD

Find out what is happening on the front lines of conservation and bid on unique items from around the world. Call 970-420-5084 for details and $10 tickets.


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The Land of Lorax and Lemurs

The Land of Lorax and Lemurs

Even Dr. Suess and the Lorax could never have imagined such a place. It is a place the size of California set adrift from the African mainland more than 165 million years ago, a place teaming with bizarre life forms found nowhere else on the planet and quit likely nowhere else in the Universe

With or Without Frogs

With or Without Frogs

The planet is evolving and many species are moving about. Some are changing elevations and some are changing latitudes and some are changing longitudes. Many species are no longer found for obvious reasons and others are gone for no apparent reason.

Slow Loris Alert

Slow Loris Alert

A tiny hand reached forward so slowly it was almost imperceptible. Almost no light was available high in the canopy of the Indonesian rain forest.

Good Morning Vietnam

Good Morning Vietnam

It was 5:30 AM in Cat Tien National Park in southern Vietnam. It was dark, and a very starry sky stretched out infinitely above us.

Sumatran Taxi Ride

Sumatran Taxi Ride

We whizzed along at what seemed like warp nine. Three of us and our Indonesian taxi driver, Arvin, were all driving across the middle of Sumatra in a small compact SUV while green images blurred by one after the other.

Summit Nature Park

Summit Nature Park

Beyond the city limits of Panama City lies one of my favorite Latin American zoos – the Summit Nature Park of Panama. I consider this zoo one of my favorites for several important reasons