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The mission of Wildlands Network is to reconnect, restore, and rewild North America so that life in all its diversity can thrive. Tune into The Wildlands Network Blog for updates about our campaigns, policy work, events, news stories—and as the go-to resource for rewilding North America.

Un vistazo de vida silvestre en movimiento

La Carretera 2 de México podría crear una barrera geográfica casi impasable para la vida silvestre que trata de cruzarla para encontrar comida, compañeros y refugio. Leer más sobre la captura de cámaras que estamos realizando en esta área para hacer recomendaciones basadas en datos para cruces de vida silvestre a lo largo de la carretera. Foto: Wildlands Network/EcoGrande/Sky Island Alliance

A large brown, four-legged animal with horns crosses a road in a forest as cars wait for it to pass.

Roads and Wildlife: Working to Reduce the Human/Wildlife Conflict

Wildlands Network’s former Landscape Conservationist, Maggie Ernest Johnson, wrote about our growing road ecology efforts in this article, republished in The Delaware Valley Eagle Alliance’s online Nature Newsletter. Maggie detailed our efforts to mitigate wildlife-vehicle collisions across a number of major highways in North America. Photo: Noel Reynolds

A large tan cat walks on a white, pebbly shore near water.

2018 Year in Review: Building Quiet Momentum

From field research to introducing wildlife corridor protections in Congress to creating new collaborative partnerships, we’ve worked harder than ever—sometimes stressed, sometimes angered, and often exhausted—but always resolute and hopeful. We invite you to take a look at this reflection of our work for wildlife and wildlands in 2018. Photo: National Park Service

Five people tend to a bull elk whose face is covered with a green cloth.

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: Keith Martin

A small tan cat with black markings and yellow eyes stares at the camera.

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