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Wildlands Network is reconnecting nature in North America.

Here's how we do it:

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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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News: Making Roads Safer for Wildlife and People with GPS Elk Collars

Since fitting 3 elk with GPS collars 8 months ago near Great Smoky Mountains National Park, we’ve collared 4 more elk and are continuing to monitor their movements across nearby roadways to potentially reduce dangerous wildlife-vehicle collisions. We’ll use the data from the GPS collars to recommend the best places for wildlife crossings on roadways surrounding the park, protecting both wildlife and people. Photo: Wildlands Network

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Take Action: Advocacy in the Digital Age: Using Technology to Defend the Wild

In this digital age, we have instant access to most of the lawmakers at every level of government. But how do you effectively engage with your lawmakers to discuss the environmental issues that affect us all? In the second post in our blog post series about environmental advocacy, you’ll learn how to engage your lawmakers through technology to speak up for wildlife and wildlands. Photo: Eric Kilby

Trusting Wildness

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

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

Join Us, For the Wild

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

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