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This photo shows the view of Kaibab National Forest from Sycamore Point. The forest and canyon sprawl out below the lookout point in a valley, with green trees dotting the sides of the canyon and a river running along the bottom.

National Forest in Arizona Challenged to Protect Wildlife from Motorized Uses

Four conservation groups, represented by the Western Environmental Law Center, filed suit today against the Kaibab National Forest in Arizona, aiming to protect wildlife and cultural resources from motorized cross-country travel. At issue are decisions in Travel Management Plans to allow motor vehicles to travel up to one mile off of all open roads. Photo: U.S. Forest Service, Southwestern Region, Kaibab National Forest

A Wolf walks along the side of a gravel path. It looks toward the camera

Conservation Groups Condemn Killing of Red Wolf Mother

Following the gunshot death of a critically endangered female red wolf mother in the Red Wolf Recovery Area of eastern North Carolina, conservation groups today demanded that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ensure the survival of the world’s only wild red wolf population, including an unknown number of puppies mothered by this wolf that may remain in the wild. Photo: Camera trap, Ron Sutherland

A close-up of a light-brown jaguar with black spots.

Grijalva Introduces Bill to Protect At-Risk Cat and Canid Species Widely Regarded as Indicators of Broader Ecosystem Stability

Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) today introduced the Rare Cats and Canids Act of 2015 (H.R. 2697), which provides conservation resources to the Department of the Interior for cat and canine species listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List as threatened, vulnerable, endangered or critically endangered.

A close-up image of a man holding a large camera on his shoulder.

Born to Rewild Sneak Peek

Take a sneak peek at Born to Rewild: Trekking the Western Wildway, the film documenting the amazing 5,000-mile, human-powered (bike, hike, horseback and paddle) expedition of outdoor adventurer and conservationist John Davis along a landscape that runs from Mexico to Canada, fraught with barriers yet also being miraculously stitched back together.

Shallow river meandering through a desert landscape, with low mountains in the background

Wildlands Network Announces New Connectivity Guide to Inform Forest Plans

Planning for Connectivity, a long-awaited new guide for connecting and conserving wildlife habitat within and beyond America’s national forests, is now available.  This product was collaboratively written and published by Wildlands Network, The Center for Large Landscape Conservation, Defenders of Wildlife and Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative. (Please download pdf attachment below to read.) According Continue reading “Wildlands Network Announces New Connectivity Guide to Inform Forest Plans”

A man looks at the camera while hiking in the forest. Behind him is another man.

Kim Crumbo Joins Wildlands Network

Wildlands Network (WN) is extremely pleased to welcome nationally respected conservationist, Kim Crumbo, to our staff. As Western Conservation Director, Crumbo will be responsible for assisting Wildlands Network‘s Western Director, Kim Vacariu, in expanding WN outreach and partnerships with Western Wildway Network member organizations from Mexico to Canada. Crumbo will also represent WN in various Continue reading “Kim Crumbo Joins Wildlands Network”

A gray wolf raises its head in the air and howls.

Gray Wolf’s Arrival to the Grand Canyon Confirms Need for Continent-Sized Wildlife Corridors

The lone (and lonely) female northern gray wolf that wandered onto the north rim of the Grand Canyon just a few weeks ago has offered perhaps the best proof yet that protecting vast wildlife habitat corridors provides significant ecological benefits. After traveling an estimated 450 miles south from her home population near the U.S.-Canadian border, she has proven that her species will and must go as far as it takes to find shelter, food and a mate. Photo: William C. Gladish