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Resilience during a time of uncertainty

Leer en español abajo With the rapid onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world as we know it has—and continues to—change swiftly and dramatically. At Wildlands Network, we are keeping a close eye on the developments and adapting accordingly. We’ve transitioned to a fully remote working structure for our staff, and are checking daily to ensure Continue reading “Resilience during a time of uncertainty”

Concurrent Resolution Supporting Habitat Connectivity Passes the Utah State House and Senate with Broad Bipartisan Support

Salt Lake City, Utah (Mar. 12, 2020)- The Utah State Legislature took a crucial step to ensure the future of Utah’s wildlife and the safety of motorists by passing HCR 13, the Concurrent Resolution Supporting the Protection and Restoration of Wildlife Corridors. The resolution, sponsored by Representative Mike Schultz (R-12) and Senator Hinkins (R-27), underscores Continue reading “Concurrent Resolution Supporting Habitat Connectivity Passes the Utah State House and Senate with Broad Bipartisan Support”

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Atropellan a un Felino en Peligro de Extinción Dentro de un Área Protegida de Sonora

Read in English below SONORA, México (28 de febrero de 2020) – La semana pasada, un ocelote macho (Leopardus pardalis) muere en el Ejido Tonibabi tras ser atropellado por un vehículo sobre la carretera federal 14 en el tramo Moctezuma a Huásabas a la altura del kilometro 179. El cuerpo del felino fue retirado por Continue reading “Atropellan a un Felino en Peligro de Extinción Dentro de un Área Protegida de Sonora”

Virginia State Legislature Passes Landmark Wildlife Corridor Bill

Legislation Will Help Protect Virginia’s Motorists as it Safeguards Wildlife Movement and Migration Corridors Richmond, VA (Feb. 25, 2020) – The Virginia State legislature passed SB 1004 and HB 1695, making Virginia among the first states to adopt a comprehensive program to identify wildlife corridors, protect motorists from collisions with animals and address barriers to Continue reading “Virginia State Legislature Passes Landmark Wildlife Corridor Bill”

Coyote-Badger Footage Brings Context to Decades-old Observations

Recently, the video recorded in California about the “friendly” relationship between a coyote and a badger has been given great attention. People living in the countryside and some wildlife researchers know that these animals can travel and hunt together, but there are not many visual records of this behavior. I was lucky enough to observe Continue reading “Coyote-Badger Footage Brings Context to Decades-old Observations”

Las Áreas Naturales Protegidas y…Explotadas en México

Read in English here Para Pepe, habitante de Álamos, Sonora, la sobrevivencia del Área Natural Protegida Sierra de Álamos–Río Cuchujaqui está en riesgo. El hermoso paisaje que le rodea—y que alberga una amplia variedad de especies de flora y fauna, como ceibas, cedros, guacamayas verdes y algunos de los grandes felinos de México, como jaguares, Continue reading “Las Áreas Naturales Protegidas y…Explotadas en México”

Natural Protected—and Exploited—Areas in Mexico

Leer en español aquí For Pepe, a local resident of Álamos, Sonora, Mexico, the survival of the Sierra de Álamos–Río Cuchujaqui Natural Protected Area is at risk. The beautiful landscape that surrounds it—home to a wide variety of species of flora and fauna like ceibas, cedars, green macaws, and some of the great felines of Continue reading “Natural Protected—and Exploited—Areas in Mexico”

House Natural Resources Committee Passes Landmark Bipartisan Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act, 22-15

Washington, D.C. (January 29, 2020) – In the midst of the sixth mass extinction crisis, the House Natural Resources Committee took a significant step to protect critical habitats necessary for the movement and survival of the United States’ most vulnerable species. The Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act (H.R. 2795) was voted out of the House Natural Continue reading “House Natural Resources Committee Passes Landmark Bipartisan Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act, 22-15”

Legislation to Protect Wildlife Corridors Introduced in the Virginia State House

RICHMOND, Va. (January 27, 2020) — Senator David W. Marsden and Delegate David L. Bulova have introduced landmark wildlife conservation legislation that will benefit both Virginia’s wildlife and residents, with the support of more than 50 regional and national conservation groups. SB 1004 and HB 1695 will promote the protection of wildlife corridors across the Continue reading “Legislation to Protect Wildlife Corridors Introduced in the Virginia State House”

Border wall in San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge

How Border Walls Alter the Evolutionary History of North America

Earlier this week the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1158, which includes the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security 2020 Appropriations. Once again, Congress has delivered another blow to wildlands by providing $1.375 billion in funding for the construction of more border wall. This is enough funding for 350 more miles of wall Continue reading “How Border Walls Alter the Evolutionary History of North America”

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Why We’re Migrating to Salt Lake City

Wildlands Network is on the move: We’re relocating our headquarters to Salt Lake City, Utah in January 2020! For the past several years, we’ve been happy to call Seattle home. But as our staff, programs and projects have grown, so too has the operational cost of doing business in Seattle. While our work and staff Continue reading “Why We’re Migrating to Salt Lake City”

Challenges and Opportunities for Transboundary Conservation in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Leer una versión en español abajo Conserving the shared ecosystems and species of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands depends on understanding who is in charge of managing the land that species need to recover, persist and thrive. Yet we often ignore or are overwhelmed by the land management aspects of conservation, especially in Mexico where ownership and Continue reading “Challenges and Opportunities for Transboundary Conservation in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands”

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Eastern Wildway Map Presents Vision for an Ecologically-Connected North America

DURHAM, N.C. (October 22, 2019) – This week Wildlands Network publicly released its Eastern Wildway map, a bold vision for reconnecting and restoring wildlife habitat across eastern North America. The new map covers roughly 50% of the East Coast of the United States and Canada, and is among first large-scale conservation plans to show an Continue reading “Eastern Wildway Map Presents Vision for an Ecologically-Connected North America”

Promoting Wildlife-friendly Roads in Sonora, Mexico

Road ecology is a topic that is increasingly generating interest in society. Photographs and stories of wildlife crossings appear more frequently on social media and in press around the world, and legislators have presented bills in favor of these structures. This momentum was noticeable during the second Road Ecology Workshop, held on September 6 in Continue reading “Promoting Wildlife-friendly Roads in Sonora, Mexico”

Promoviendo Carreteras Amigables para la Fauna en Sonora y México

La ecología de carreteras es un tema que cada vez gana más interés en la sociedad. Fotografías e historias de pasos de fauna están apareciendo con más frecuencia en redes sociales y en la prensa alrededor del mundo, y los legisladores han presentado iniciativas de ley a favor de este tipo de estructuras. Este impulso Continue reading “Promoviendo Carreteras Amigables para la Fauna en Sonora y México”