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A hand holds a hat detailed with an circular image of a canyon, skies, and water, and the words "Bears Ears."

Canyon Rumbles

Wildways trekker John Davis reflects on his time at RumbleX, Wildlands Network’s annual Conservation in Motion gathering of outdoor athletes. This year, conservation athletes, naturalists, and activists gathered at Bears Ears National Monument to explore and defend its wildness after President Trump illegally shrunk its boundaries. Photo: Courtesy of Kahtoola

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A New Way of Seeing

In this guest post, author Andrew Wisniewski discusses his experiences at RumbleX this past March, when conservationists and athletes gathered together to experience wildlife corridors through the eyes of animals. Andrew posits that since man can’t seem to leave the natural world to be wild, the work of the conservationist is forever important. Photo: Kristen M. Caldon

A large spotted cat walking across rocky ground

Taking the Careful Path to Jaguar Recovery

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

A dead coyote along the side of the road, with a truckload of people about to drive by

La Carretera Federal 2: ¿Fin del camino para jaguares y lobos?

El jaguar, especie emblemática y tercer felino de mayor tamaño en el mundo, se distribuye en México desde la península de Yucatán hasta el norte del estado fronterizo de Sonora, algunos individuos han llegado, en los últimos años, a cruzar la frontera hacia los Estados Unidos, tratando de recuperar su territorio en ese país, del que fueron exterminados en el siglo veinte. Foto: Jan Schipper

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Redefining the East

If you were to describe eastern North America, what would you say? Would you talk of skyscrapers and bridges, or sprawling suburbs and booming business? Would you think of the hot and sticky summers of the Southeast coastal plain or the blustery and snowy winters of New England?

A close-up of a gray and white wolf looking directly into the camera.

Why Lobo Genetics Matter

Geneticist Rich Fredrickson explains how ‘management’ of the Mexican gray wolf population can affect the captive population and why genetics are so important to lobo recovery, in this Mexican wolf briefing recorded in March 2016.

A brown bear raises his snout toward the camera in this close up shot of his face.

YES! Rewilding Is a Good Idea

Rewilding is our best hope for stemming the mass extinction crisis that threatens half the species inhabiting Earth today. Simply stated, rewilding entails restoring wild nature on a grand scale: bringing back key species we have thoughtlessly eradicated, reviving essential ecological processes like pollination and carbon storage, and reconnecting habitats so wildlife can move safely through the landscape. Photo: William C. Gladish