Despite the ups and downs of the past year, we have much to look forward to in 2021. Here are some of the exciting plans Wildlands Network has in the works for this year.
As we move forward, Wildlands Network’s work and actions cannot neglect the fact that justice for the natural world is unattainable without justice and equality among our own species. Black Lives Matter.
Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) is calling for a reversal of federal mining bans enacted during the Obama administration to protect Grand Canyon watersheds, national forests in Oregon and other pristine public lands. Public lands at risk include 1 million acres in the greater Grand Canyon region, which safeguards critical regional wildlife corridors and habitat for numerous native species, many of which exist nowhere else on Earth. Photo: William C. Gladish
Last Wednesday, May 17, Wildlands Network hosted two empowering events: the Salt Lake City premiere of the film Born to Rewild and the 2017 Western Wildway Annual Meeting. The near-tangible wonder and inspiration in the rooms after both events exemplify the spirit and opportunity within Wildlands Network’s critical conservation efforts. Photo: Karsten Heuer
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
Wildlands Network and Conservation Science Partners released a new report today that reveals previously unidentified habitat and corridors for jaguars in the southern United States and northern Mexico. Photo: Northern Jaguar Project/Naturalia
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
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
“Existing fences along the U.S-Mexico border have already blocked or limited traditional paths for wildlife movement and migration necessary for the survival of the Southwest’s native animals, including America’s only known jaguars,” said Katie Davis, public lands advocate for international conservation organization Wildlands Network. Photo: Northern Jaguar Reserve and Naturalia