On April 26, President Trump signed an executive order instructing Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to review all national monuments created since Jan. 1, 1996 and spanning at least 100,000 acres. This radical executive order, which allows for a sweeping review of 27 protected places, is an attack on all public lands. Now is the time to raise our voices and take action to protect these imperiled places and the wildlife relying on them for their existence. Photo: Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Mangagement
On May 3, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a budget to fund the federal government through the end of September 2017. The budget now moves to the Senate, with a looming deadline of Friday, May 5 at midnight for a vote. Some news outlets and Democrats have publically proclaimed this budget doesn’t include money for a border wall. They are wrong. Photo: Wildlands Network
Ever since a photograph of a lone wild jaguar in Arizona reverberated through the conservation community in 1996, wildlife experts in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands have been trying to determine where jaguars may continue to persist—and which corridors they might be using to disperse beyond their known stronghold in central Sonora. Just this month, researchers have made another significant stride in mapping potentially suitable jaguar habitat and corridors in the borderlands region. Photo: Northern Jaguar Project/Naturalia
On Earth Day, April 22, Wildlands Network staffers and friends gathered with thousands of citizens in Salt Lake City, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. to express support for science-based decision-making in conservation and policy. More specifically, we participated in the March for Science to support reason, fact, logic, and sound science as guiding principles in large-scale conservation work. Photo: Katie Davis
Wildlands Network remains committed to relying on science and facts to inform our work and conservation designs in North America. To the marchers who will stand and be counted on April 22nd on behalf of science, we salute you (and many of us will be joining you, too!). Keep marching, keep demonstrating, keep resisting, until we get our science-driven government back, and until the public fully realizes what is at stake. Photo: William C. Gladish
The borderlands of the U.S. and Mexico are often misrepresented as deserted wastelands filled with contraband, dubious characters, and unwelcoming industrial cities. The essence of the borderlands region is far more complex, enriched not only by the mingling of diverse cultures, but also, notably, an astonishing diversity of life resulting from the merging of arctic and tropical climates in a convoluted topography.
Wildlands Network recently submitted comments to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) suggesting ways to improve their proposed jaguar recovery plan. The FWS comment deadline comes just 2 weeks after we learned some very exciting news: a new jaguar has been photo-documented in the Dos Cabezas mountains in southern Arizona! Photo: Northern Jaguar Project, Naturalia
The Arizona Republic explores the safety of uranium mining near the Grand Canyon and its potential impact on the area’s water supply. Photo: Kristen M. Caldon
WN’s own Ron Sutherland wrote this op-ed for the Raleigh News and Observer about Sen. Bill Cook’s (R-NC) proposed law to allow nighttime coyote hunting in the five counties that make up the red wolf recovery area. Read on to find out how this proposed law could dangerously impact the already critically endangered Red Wolf. Photo: Wildlands Network
Wildlands Network’s own Juan Carlos Bravo, Director of the Mexico Program, gave an interview with Uniradio Noticias, a local radio station in Sonora, Mexico, about the potential for wildlife corridors to prevent wildlife-vehicle collisions along Highway 2. The interview and accompanying article are in Spanish.
This glowing review from film critic David Appleford delves into the motivations behind John Davis’ 5,000-mile trek through the Western Wildway, which serves as the focus of Born to Rewild. Photo: Karsten Heuer
Sign the petition to tell Congress to build bridges, not walls, along the border. Across the border, there are already over 650 miles of fencing and barriers. Our borderlands have become militarized with checkpoints, towers and armed border patrol officers who drive across our public lands and along the border at will. All of this activity has caused needless deaths of both humans and wildlife in our borderlands. Photo: Northern Jaguar Project/Naturalia
This piece in Verde Independent highlights the emotional undertone of Born to Rewild, which, while telling the story of John Davis’ 5,000-mile trek from Mexico to Canada, serves as a tribute to filmmaker Ed George’s love of the wild. Photo: Kristen M. Caldon
Broadway World wrote a glowing review of Born to Rewild, the outdoor adventure film that stars Wildlands Network’s own John Davis as he treks 5,000 miles from Mexico to Canada through the heart of the western wilderness. Photo: Still from Born to Rewild
In a story about larger concerns from the conservation community, The Arizona Republic quoted Wildlands Network’s statement about President Trump’s executive order to build a border wall. Photo: Northern Jaguar Reserve and Naturalia