Jay Simpson

Jay Simpson is a Digital Storyteller and National Geographic Young Explorer researching our relationship with wildlife and interventions in human-wildlife conflicts. This story comes from Thailand, during a trip exploring ecotourism and wildlife that was completed in collaboration with Rafa Salvador. Read more of Jay’s stories and follow him on Instagram and Twitter. If you...

In 2012, a male gray wolf left his pack, crossed Oregon, and, upon entering neighboring California, became the first known wild wolf in the state since 1924. He’s called “OR-7,” as he was the seventh wolf tagged with a GPS location-tracking collar in Oregon. Going Rogue Since then, Wolf OR-7 has returned to Oregon, paired...

National Geographic Young Explorer Jay Simpson is part of the Wolf OR-7 Expedition, a 1,200-mile adventure in the tracks of a wolf. Using an estimated GPS track of the lone Wolf OR-7, the team mountain-biked and hiked across Oregon and Northern California. Their aim is to raise awareness of local strategies that make on-the-ground strides toward...

National Geographic Young Explorer Jay Simpson is part of the Wolf OR-7 Expedition, a 1,200-mile adventure in the tracks of a wolf. Using an estimated GPS track of the lone Wolf OR-7, the team will mountain-bike and hike across Oregon and Northern California. Their aim is to raise awareness of local strategies that make on-the-ground...

Please help fund us on this expedition by visiting the Wolf OR-7 Expedition Kickstarter campaign or website. We only have six days left to reach our fundraising goals. In late 2011, a lone wolf walked across Oregon and entered California, becoming the first wild wolf in the state in nearly 90 years. He was called...

Jay’s walked over 400 miles in the mountains of South Africa, completing the first trek of the entire Rim of Africa Mountain Trail, to help educate South African youth on the Cape Floristic Region and conservation through the story of creating Africa’s first Mega-Trail. More at Rim of Africa Multimedia Trail Journal or follow on Facebook. —— Lessons...

Jay’s walked over 400 miles in the mountains of South Africa, completing the first trek of the entire Rim of Africa Mountain Trail, to help educate South African youth on the Cape Floristic Region and conservation through the story of creating Africa’s first Mega-Trail. More at Rim of Africa Multimedia Trail Journal or follow on Facebook. —— Lessons...

Jay’s walked over 400 miles in the mountains of South Africa, completing the first trek of the entire Rim of Africa Mountain Trail, to help educate South African youth on the Cape Floristic Region and conservation through the story of creating Africa’s first Mega-Trail. More at Rim of Africa Multimedia Trail Journal or follow on Facebook. —— Lessons...

National Geographic Young Explorer Jay Simpson is part of the Wolf OR-7 Expedition, a 1,200-mile adventure in the tracks of a lone wolf beginning May 2014. Using an estimated GPS track of the lone Wolf OR-7, they’ll have 42 days to mountain bike and hike across Oregon and Northern California. Their aim is to educate...

National Geographic Young Explorer Jay Simpson is part of the Wolf OR-7 Expedition, a 1,200-mile adventure in the tracks of a lone wolf beginning May 2014. Using an estimated GPS track of the lone Wolf OR-7, they’ll have 42 days to mountain bike and hike across Oregon and Northern California. Their aim is to educate...

“You are privileged to walk this.” It’s amazing how such a simple statement ripped me apart. Give me rain, wind, and even hail — I’ll persist! But what happens when I can’t answer why I persist? With all the preparations and work to be able to walk the Rim of Africa, you’d think I’d know...

“You are privileged to walk this.” It’s amazing how such a simple statement ripped me apart. Give me rain, wind, and even hail — I’ll persist! But what happens when I can’t answer why I persist? With all the preparations and work to be able to walk the Rim of Africa, you’d think I’d know...