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Full Circle

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.

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Where Compassionate Conservation Meets Rewilding, with Marc Bekoff

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.

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The Snow Leopard

Peter Matthiessen’s classic memoir, “The Snow Leopard,” chronicles Matthiessen’s journey with renowned wildlife biologist George Schaller into the remote mountains of Nepal, where Schaller set out to study the mating behavior of Himalayan blue sheep. This gritty pair of adventurers also hoped to catch a glimpse of the rare and elusive snow leopard—an endangered wild cat native to central Asia who still finds limited refuge in some of the harshest alpine terrain on the planet. Matthiessen’s book begs the question: What does it actually mean to SEE a snow leopard? Photo: Snow Leopard Trust

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For the Wild, 10: Celebrating Wildlands’ Legacy of Scientific Inspiration

The year was 1995. I was just wrapping up my first graduate thesis, which focused on coyotes and white-tailed deer in Acadia National Park. Although I cared deeply about animals and the environment, I had begun to wonder how my background in wildlife management could make much of a difference in an unraveling world. Photo: Woodland Park Zoo

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Camera-Trap Footage Shows Rare, Much-Debated Red Wolf in the Wild

Earth Touch News Network’s Ethan Shaw explores the controversial genetics of North America’s wolf species, highlighting Wildlands Network’s ongoing efforts to survey the rare and endangered red wolf. Shaw’s piece includes a 40-second compilation of WN video footage featuring wild red wolves in North Carolina. Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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New Report Exposes Border Wall Threats to International Wildlife Conservation Efforts

A new report released today by Wildlands Network highlights how 4 wildlife species native to the U.S.-Mexico borderlands are critically imperiled by existing and proposed border wall construction. “Four Species on the Brink” summarizes habitat, population data, and bi-national conservation efforts for Sonoran pronghorn, black bear, jaguar and Mexican wolf. Photo: Juan Carlos Bravo

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Beyer, Udall, Environmental Groups Host Conversation With E.O. Wilson On Protecting Wildlife Corridors

AlexandriaNews ran a piece about our successful event on Capitol Hill with esteemed biologist Dr. E.O. Wilson. The event, titled “Wildlife Corridors and Saving America’s Biodiversity with E.O. Wilson,” attracted roughly 500 participants—including members of Congress. Photo: Peter Hershey

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For the Wild, 7: Giving Nature

NINETY-ONE YEARS HAVE PASSED since Chile’s first national park was established, and every full-term Chilean president since has expanded the country’s park system. When the presidential photo-op occurred during the recent administrations of Chilean presidents Sebastian Pinera and Ricardo Lagos, there also stood Douglas Tompkins—whose private philanthropy prompted the birth of Chile’s Yendegaia and Corcovado National Parks, among others. Photo: Antonio Vizcaíno

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A Conversation with Jon Huertas

Our celebrity ambassador, Jon Huertas, is a big hit in Hollywood, having played a leading role on “Castle” before taking on his current persona as Miguel on NBC’s blockbuster family drama, “This Is Us.” In this exclusive interview, Jon shares highlights from his recent rafting trip down the Colorado River with Wildlands Network, and tells us about his early introduction to wildlife, his passion for mountain lions, and his commitment to educating young people about why we need wildness. Photo: Tracey Butcher