Peter Metcalf is the founder and former CEO of Black Diamond. Here, we feature Metcalf’s inspirational tribute to (and plea for the continued protection of) America’s public lands, originally published in “For the Wild.” Photo: George Wuerthner
Dr. Robert Long, Senior Conservation Scientist with Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo, reminds us that being neighborly to urban carnivores is good for them AND us. Photo: Woodland Park Zoo
In Part II of this essay, Kim Crumbo argues that native predators could play a key role in wild horse management in the American West. Photo: Bureau of Land Management
In this 2-part essay, Kim Crumbo ventures into the complicated ethical terrain of wild horses in the American West. Photo: Bureau of Land Management
In this republished essay, author Paula MacKay explores how writers can use their prose to promote compassion for carnivores. Photo: Arizona Historical Society
In this exclusive interview, conservationist Camilla Fox discusses her new film about wildlife killing contests and her work to protect coyotes and other carnivores.
In Part II of this series, Wildlands globetrotter Katy Schaffer considers the ethics of animal encounters she experienced while traveling in Europe. Photo: Katy Schaffer
In Part 1 of this 2-part series, Wildlands Network’s Katy Schaffer grapples with the ethical complexities of her hands-on wildlife encounters in Asia and Australia.
When fellow (human) residents of Ashland, Oregon, proposed culling their local deer population, author John Yunker ghost-wrote letters to the editor—in the voice of the deer! Yunker’s essay about creating these letters was published in “Writing for Animals,” published by Ashland Creek Press in 2018.
In this probing interview originally published by The Sun magazine, Leath Tonino prompts preeminent conservation biologist Dr. Michael Soule to share his astute insights on wild nature, human nature, and the perilous ground where the two conflict in the contemporary world. Photo: Paula MacKay
Mountaineer and ecophilosopher Dolores LaChapelle was a pioneer of deep ecology. In this tribute to her work, we explore the relationship between deep ecology and rewilding. Photo: Margot Early
Paleontologist Catherine Badgley revisits the question, “Can biodiversity and agriculture coexist?” 20 years after she first explored this complex territory in Wild Earth journal. Photo: Catherine Badgley
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced plans to allow hunters to kill all but 10-15 remaining red wolves, the most endangered wolf species in the world. This plan ignores the vast majority of public comments, 99.8% of which were in favor of protecting wolves. Photo: Wildlands Network
“Just for a minute, imagine a world where we truly recognized the intrinsic worth of all species.” Greg Costello explores rewilding as a personal journey and a conservation strategy. Photo: Greg Costello
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 “wildness remains around us” wherever we live.