On April 26, President Trump signed an executive order instructing Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to review all national monuments created since Jan. 1, 1996 and spanning at least 100,000 acres. This radical executive order, which allows for a sweeping review of 27 protected places, is an attack on all public lands. Now is the time to raise our voices and take action to protect these imperiled places and the wildlife relying on them for their existence. Photo: Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Mangagement
On Earth Day, April 22, Wildlands Network staffers and friends gathered with thousands of citizens in Salt Lake City, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. to express support for science-based decision-making in conservation and policy. More specifically, we participated in the March for Science to support reason, fact, logic, and sound science as guiding principles in large-scale conservation work. Photo: Katie Davis
The Arizona Republic explores the safety of uranium mining near the Grand Canyon and its potential impact on the area’s water supply. Photo: Kristen M. Caldon
WN’s own Ron Sutherland wrote this op-ed for the Raleigh News and Observer about Sen. Bill Cook’s (R-NC) proposed law to allow nighttime coyote hunting in the five counties that make up the red wolf recovery area. Read on to find out how this proposed law could dangerously impact the already critically endangered Red Wolf. Photo: Wildlands Network
Wildlands Network’s own Juan Carlos Bravo, Director of the Mexico Program, gave an interview with Uniradio Noticias, a local radio station in Sonora, Mexico, about the potential for wildlife corridors to prevent wildlife-vehicle collisions along Highway 2. The interview and accompanying article are in Spanish.
This glowing review from film critic David Appleford delves into the motivations behind John Davis’ 5,000-mile trek through the Western Wildway, which serves as the focus of Born to Rewild. Photo: Karsten Heuer
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
This piece in Verde Independent highlights the emotional undertone of Born to Rewild, which, while telling the story of John Davis’ 5,000-mile trek from Mexico to Canada, serves as a tribute to filmmaker Ed George’s love of the wild. Photo: Kristen M. Caldon
Broadway World wrote a glowing review of Born to Rewild, the outdoor adventure film that stars Wildlands Network’s own John Davis as he treks 5,000 miles from Mexico to Canada through the heart of the western wilderness. Photo: Still from Born to Rewild
Wildlands Network proudly announced today that the feature film premiere of “Born to Rewild” will highlight the opening day of the prestigious Sedona International Film Festival on Saturday, February 18. The film follows the epic 2013 adventure of conservation trekker John Davis as he followed the traditional movement pathways of species needing “room to roam” along a 5,000-mile stretch of the Continental Divide. Photo: Karsten Heuer
Last Monday, Representative Adriano Espaillat (D-NY-13th) introduced the “This Land is Our Land Act,” which would prohibit new construction of border barriers on public lands managed by the Department of Agriculture or Department of Interior. On Thursday, Representative Michelle Lujan-Grisham (D-NM-1st) introduced the “Build Bridges Not Walls Act” in Congress, which would prohibit the implementation of President Trump’s recent executive order directing the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
In a story about larger concerns from the conservation community, The Arizona Republic quoted Wildlands Network’s statement about President Trump’s executive order to build a border wall. Photo: Northern Jaguar Reserve and 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
In response to the recent announcement by U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) regarding the Obama administration’s refusal to consider designation of the Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument, Wildlands Network and Grand Canyon Wildlands Council have released the following statements: “Local support for protecting Grand Canyon’s watershed has been and continues to be unwavering.” Photo: William C. Gladish
U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA-8th) today introduced legislation to help protect and restore native wildlife and create more resilient landscapes across America. The bill, supported by nationally recognized scientists, including Harvard’s E.O. Wilson, and 64 prominent conservation organizations nationwide, grants authority to the Department of the Interior to collaborate with other key agencies, states, tribes and private landowners to develop a strategy for a wildlife corridor system. Photo: William C. Gladish