WILD10 e-newsletter // July 2013 Part II
   

 

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Would you like a chance to win FREE registration to WILD10?
  
one-minuteWILD is a WILD10 YouTube video channel where you can get involved and share with us any story, activity, thoughts, project or any single action that you or your organization are doing to make the world a wilder place.  

 

Video submissions must be one-minute in length. The approved submitted videos will be screened during the congress. The two videos with the highest "YouTube likes" will be awarded with a free WILD10 registration.

 

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STOP PRESS!
The winners of the CoalitionWILD Wilder World Challenge have been chosen to present at WILD10!
 
Congratulations Michael Grover of South Africa & Rahul Kumar of India- we can't wait to hear more about your work!

 

Trail to Salamanca
Geoff is nearing the Spanish border! Follow along our National Geographic GeoStory to see his progress thus far. About 1,700 km left until he reaches Salamanca!
 
Featured WILD10 ambassador
Carmen Linares: 
Flamenco singer

"Spain is world-known for many valuable things. One of them, with no doubt, is flamenco. It's important because it allows us to communicate from our emotions and feelings. Nature is also one of them. That very diverse Nature of our land, among the richest in the whole world, whose health we need to restore, because it is the base of our prosperity, our science, and our arts. Join the WILD10 movement!"


 
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What is a WILD City?
Oslow, Norway
DID YOU KNOW that over half of all people now live in urban areas? With this widespread migration into ever-growing cities, the conservation of wild nature (and wilderness areas close to) these urban areas is now more important than ever. Wild nature is essential to help provide the ecosystem services that support fresh air, clean water, biodiversity, and recreational opportunities for cities and their inhabitants. At WILD10, the WILD Cities Coalition will address the need to link urban dwellers to wild nature, and will develop strategies to ensure that wilderness has a place in the minds and hearts of the people in the world's modern cities.

 

With the support of the Tiffany & Co. Foundation and others, the WILD Cities project will create a global network of cities working together to innovate new strategies on how the Nature Needs Half vision can be applied in urban areas, as it has in places such as Hong Kong, Victoria, British Columbia, and Oslo, Norway. At WILD10 - through roundtables, trainings & case studies - this coalition will strengthen new policies & models to support the WILD Cities Network.

 

> Learn more about the WILD Cities Project

 

> Urban case studies

Nurdlor Enigma: 
The WILD10 web comic


 

Traverse a bewildering dimension with our hero Rodrigo, in WILD10's "Nurdlor Enigma" comic! Created by the talented Beatriz Padilla of Tinta Vital, the WILD10 Comic will be published on a weekly basis during the 16 weeks leading up WILD10, and then 3 days after the congress. 

 

WILD10 delegates, supporters & followers are encouraged to share this FREE web comic with their viewers! Click the link below to download & save the official WILD10 Nurdlor Enigma comic banner to post on your website and social media pages. Don't forget to share the accompanying URL!

 

For the opportunity to have your logo featured on an upcoming comic, please contact Maria Feduchi, maria@wild10.org

 

> Download the WILD10 Nurdlor Enigma banner 

and link it to this page: www.wild10.org/en/comic-strip

Logistical updates

WILD10 Accommodations: Book Now!

 

If you have not booked your accommodation in Salamanca for the Congress, we strongly encourage all delegates to do this at your earliest convenience! We have a very limited number of hotel rooms within walking distance to the Congress venues and they are selling out rapidly. We will not be able to acquire any additional rooms at these hotels, so once they sell out, they are gone! October is high season in Salamanca, and many hotels are already sold out for the Congress dates. We will be required to release a large number of unsold rooms on August 15 and again September 1st, so in order to secure your desired location, please ensure you book your room before these dates!

 

> View hotel info


Airport Transfers:


For those delegates who wish to utilize our optional airport transfer service from Madrid Barajas International Airport upon arrival into Spain, or for your departure from Spain, it is important that you pre-reserve this service and pay in advance. You will not be able to utilize this service upon arrival at the airport without pre-booking. Please note that all transfers are based upon a minimum number of delegates required in order to make that departure viable, so for any schedule transfers we do not secure enough passengers for, you will be notified and offered the next confirmed transfer, or refunded and given information on traveling to/from Salamanca via Spain's very efficient train and bus system.

 

> Delegate transportation info

 

WILD Day Excursions:

 

The WILD Day is shaping up to be a very exciting, adventurous, and informative day for delegates, offering up to 14 unique cultural and nature experiences. The deadline for signing up for these excursions is September 1st, as we need to confirm numbers, transportation, meals, etc. All excursions have a minimum participation number in order to take place, so should a particular excursion not reach this minimum number by September 1st, signed up delegates will be notified and given the opportunity to book on another confirmed excursion or offered a refund. As such, we encourage delegates to choose their desired excursions before the September 1st deadline, so no one is disappointed by a cancelled excursion due to a low number of participants! 

 

> Tour & Excursion info