Wildlands Network is reconnecting nature in North America.
Here's how we do it:
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
Wildlands Network leads critical on-the-ground campaigns to protect wildlife and wild places.
Current Apex Campaigns
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
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.
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
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently released a 5-year status review of the red wolf, concluding the species continues to deserve federal listing as “endangered.” The agency acknowledges there are now only around 40 red wolves left in the wild. Photo: USFWS
Learn about our latest campaigns, action alerts, and wild happenings from Capitol Hill to the U.S.-Mexico borderlands on The Wildlands Network Blog.
News: Restoring Grizzly Bears to the North Cascades: Protecting Iconic Landscapes to Protect Iconic Species
Recently, Wildlands Network applauded Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s support of restoring grizzlies to the North Cascades. While his support is a conservation victory, we must make sure we also advocate for the protection of large landscapes that will protect a multitude of species. Photo: Jessica Walz Schafer
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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