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Wildlands Network is reconnecting nature in North America.

Here's how we do it:

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With a nostalgic nod to Wild Earth journal, Trusting Wildness provides an intellectual home for the blending of conservation biology, activism, and ethics.

In our latest post, conservationist Tom Butler presents “Lord Man,” a parable about human overpopulation.

Photo: Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

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Apex Campaigns

Wildlands Network leads critical on-the-ground campaigns to protect wildlife and wild places.

Current Apex Campaigns

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Featured: Wild Cats Campaign

Over the past 200 years, people have brutally eliminated wild cats from much of their native range in North America, diminishing our natural heritage and damaging forest and plant communities as a result. Photo: Larry Masters

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Featured: Red Wolf Campaign

Only 30–50 red wolves currently exist in the wild, all of them inhabiting eastern North Carolina. Red wolves may soon be gone from the wild forever unless the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service takes urgent measures on their behalf. Photo: Wildlands Network

North American Wildways

Wildlife needs to be able to move freely in search of food, mates, and secure habitat. We're working across North America to re-establish vast wildways so wide-ranging animals like cougars, wolves, and wolverines can travel safely through the landscape.

Explore Our Wildways

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An overpass designed specifically for wildlife reduces wildlife-vehicle collisions and helps animals cross the Trans-Canada HIghway at Banff National Park, Alberta. Photo: Adam Ford

Simplified North America map showing green paths of envisioned wildways: Fully across Alaska/Canada, down both coasts, throughout Southeast and Northeast to Great Lakes

Wildlands Policy

Wildlands Network is affecting policy-level change to help advance rewilding on-the-ground. As a science-informed organization, we advocate for new, science-driven laws and policies to protect North American wildlife and their habitats.

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Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act

If passed into law, the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act would channel unprecedented resources toward the creation of wildlife corridors nationwide. Let’s make it happen! Photo: Steve Hillebrand, USFWS

Latest News

Learn about our latest campaigns, action alerts, and wild happenings from Capitol Hill to the U.S.-Mexico borderlands on The Wildlands Network Blog.

Latest News

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Wildlands Network in the News: The Effort to Save Red Wolves in the Wild is Failing, a Five-Year Review Says

The Washington Post covered the recent release of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 5-year review of red wolves’ endangered status, including Wildlands Network response to the USFWS’s failure to functionally protect wild red wolves. Photo: Seth Bynum, PDZA

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To curb the current extinction crisis, we need to restore, reconnect, and rewild habitats across North America. Here are 2 important ways to get involved.

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