Iowan MJ Hatfield describes herself as “head over heals into the wild diversity of insects and how little we actually know about the community of life in our own backyards.” MJ’s impassioned and lyrical celebration of moths and other wild creatures in Iowa serve as a timeless reminder that, as she writes in her essay, “wildness remains around us” wherever we live. We need only open our eyes and our hearts.
Our new Pacific Wildway aims to protect special recreation spaces from British Columbia to Baja California. In this second blog post about recreating in the Pacific Wildway, learn more about Yosemite National Park. Photo: Julia Walz
There is perhaps no other animal with whom humans have a more complicated relationship than the wolf. We have long feared the “Big, Bad Wolf.” But now, one particular wolf species—the red wolf—is in danger of extinction. Photo: Ron Sutherland
The National Parks Conservation Association included Grand Canyon National Park in their recent list, “The 10 National Parks with the Most Endangered Species,” highlighting the plight of the California condor. Photo: Chuck Szmurlo
Smoky Mountain News published a piece on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) 5-year review of the red wolf’s endangered status. They included a quote from our press release detailing our disappointment with the agency’s seeming abandonment of the Red Wolf Recovery Program. Photo: Becky Bartell, USFWS
Several species that call the borderlands region home face an almost insurmountable threat: Mexico’s Highway 2 has taken thousands of lives, both human and animal. With wildlife crossings, we can reduce the risk of wildlife-vehicle collisions and potentially save lives, putting us one step closer to a reconnected and rewilded North America. Photo: Myles Traphagen
Our new Pacific Wildway aims to protect special recreation spaces from British Columbia to Baja California, for both people and wildlife to enjoy. In this new blog post series about recreating in the Pacific Wildway, learn more about a landscape that feels like it belongs to another time and place, with pristine lakes and tarns, jagged peaks, cirques and glaciers. Welcome to the Enchantments. Photo: Richard Forbes
USA TODAY covered our press release on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 5-year review of the red wolf’s endangered status. The review fails to acknowledge the USFWS’s own role in the red wolves’ decline. Photo: Steve Hillebrand, USFWS
Dr. Marc Bekoff is an accomplished ethologist and animal behaviorist who has published more than 1,000 articles and 31 books on myriad topics involving nonhuman animals, human-animal relations, and compassionate conservation. In an exclusive Wildlands Network interview, writer Paula MacKay invites Marc to explore the complicated ethics surrounding wildlife reintroductions, and to share his views on how rewilding can (and must) incorporate compassionate conservation in order to be successful.
While Secretary Ryan Zinke’s support of restoring grizzlies to the North Cascades 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
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
This Associated Press article, which appeared in the Miami Herald and U.S. News and World Report, highlights the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s new 5-year review of the red wolf’s endangered status. The story includes quotes from Dr. Ron Sutherland on how the USFWS continues to fail the red wolf, despite the agency acknowledgement of the wolf’s endangered status. Photo: Ron Sutherland
Working the National Park Service, we’ll outfit 11 elk with GPS collars to monitor their movements. If we can identify where these massive animals approach the highways, we can help inform where wildlife crossing structures could be installed in the future to prevent wildlife-vehicle collisions. Photo: Emily Blanchard
Through the powerful words and images of his “Lord Man” parable, author Tom Butler implores us that humanity must choose between continuing on its destructive path of overpopulation and overconsumption, or rejoining the community of life on Earth.
Instead of encouraging coexistence, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission’s final coyote management plan emphasizes lethal management methods. The hunting and trapping-heavy plan is now the state’s official modus operandi. Photo: Melissa McGaw, NCWRC