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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.

Native Grasses of the Apache Highlands: An Interview with Artist Matilda Essig

In the world of conservation, grasslands usually take a back seat to mountains and forests. But at the Tucson International Airport, grasses take center stage in larger-than-life prints in artist Matilda Essig’s exhibit. Our borderlands coordinator, Myles Traphagen, sat down with Matilda for an interview on the critical role grasses play in healthy ecosystems. Photo: Myles Traphagen

Small wild canid with pointy ears and fuzzy tan coat

No Harm Done

Published in our Summer 1993 issue of Wild Earth Journal, Mollie Matteson’s haunting essay on the perils of extreme interference with the natural world paints a dark picture of a possible future with unexpected, insidious consequences. Photo: William C. Gladish

A close-up of a large jaguar walking through the desert under a bright blue sky

Catalyst: Wildlife Migration Corridors

In this video, Arizona PBS discusses the benefits of and obstacles to strengthening wildlife corridors in the borderlands region of the U.S. and Mexico with Juan Carlos Bravo, director of our Mexico Program. The video also features our friends in the Sonoran Desert, Rancho El Aribabi, the owners of which prioritize conservation in their land management, aiding in the recovery and migration of vulnerable species like the jaguar. Photo: Northern Jaguar Project/Naturalia

A Look Back at Our Deep Ecology Roots in Wild Earth, Volume 1, Issue 1

As the first month of 2019 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at our deep ecology roots, with special selections from our inaugural Wild Earth issue. We can only forge ahead, protecting species and ensuring sustainable biodiversity, if we have a clear sense of who we are and what we’re about, as deep ecologists who value the right of all of life to exist in harmony with each other. Photo: Jean Pierre Lavoie

This 3-D model shows a wildlife bridge connecting two wild areas over a highway.

Chihuahua Approves Wildlife Crossings on Highways

Last week, the state of Chihuahua in Mexico amended a law to mandate wildlife crossings on all new highway projects in the state. Wildlife crossings decrease the risk of wildlife-vehicle collisions, protecting both wildlife and human travelers. Huffington Post Mexico covered the story, interviewing Juan Carlos Bravo, our Mexico Program Director. Graphic: Pedro Capdeveille

This 3-D model shows a wildlife bridge connecting two wild areas over a highway.

Diputados locales de Chihuahua aprueban reforma que exige Pasos de Fauna en todos los nuevos proyectos de carreteras del estado

El lunes, diputados locales del estado de Chihuahua, aprobaron un reforma a la Ley de Transporte y sus Vías de Comunicación que obliga a implementar Pasos de Fauna en el diseño, construcción y mantenimiento de caminos y carreteras para conservar los movimientos de la vida silvestre. Gráfico: Pedro Capdeveille

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