Wildlands Network is reconnecting nature in North America.
Here's how we do it:
Wildlands Network published For the Wild in 2017 to celebrate 25 years of reconnecting nature in North America. Every couple of weeks, we’ll be posting a new excerpt from this inspiring collection of prose, poetry, and photographs.
THE FOURTH CURRENT is the idea of rewilding—the scientific argument for restoring big wilderness.
Wildlands Network leads critical on-the-ground campaigns to protect wildlife and wild places.
Current Apex Campaigns
Featured: Embattled Borderlands
“Embattled Borderlands” takes you on a virtual journey through the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, where native wildlife, wildlands, and human communities are jeopardized by the border wall. Photo: Juan Carlos Bravo
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
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
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.
Wolverines need to travel great distances to meet their life needs, and are currently threatened by climate change. We are working in the courts, the halls of Congress, and beyond to make sure imperiled wildlife receive the protections they deserve. Photo: Steven Gnam
Recently, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a draft recovery plan for Mexican gray wolves. Wildlands Network has been preparing for this moment for a very long time. We expected to be disappointed by many of the components of the recovery plan, as well as its overall vision. Unfortunately, USFWS met our expectations. Photo: Juan Carlos Bravo
Learn about our latest campaigns, action alerts, and wild happenings from Capitol Hill to the U.S.-Mexico borderlands on The Wildlands Network Blog.
- Wildlands Network Recibe Apoyo para Hacer la Carretera Federal 2 en las Islas del Cielo Más Amigable con la Fauna
- For the Wild, 5: Rewilding and Biodiversity
- Public Comments Show Overwhelming Support for Protecting Red Wolves in the Wild
- For the Wild, 4: In Search of Wildness
- Red Wolf Territory in NC Would be Scaled Back – and Many People Aren’t Happy About It
Wildlands Network is hitting the road this month to inventory potential sites for new wildlife crossings along Highway 2, which roughly parallels the U.S.-Mexico border, in the Sky Islands of Sonora, Mexico. Photo: Wildlands Network
The Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge in South Texas is under immediate threat from the Trump Administration. It pains me to think that the U.S.-Mexico border wall could destroy every wild being that calls this special place home. Photo: Katy Schaffer
Join Us, For the Wild
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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