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
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
Highway 2 runs parallel to the international border along one of the most biodiverse regions of North America. From the town of Ímuris in Sonora to the little community of Janos in Chihuahua, this highway creates a rift in a landscape that must remain open to provide connectivity for jaguars and other wildlife. Photo: Jan Schipper
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
Ajos-Bavispe is the name we all use to name the reserve in the center of the Sonoran Sky Islands, a few miles south of Arizona in the Mexican State of Sonora. Photo: Luis Portillo
Ajos-Bavispe es el nombre con el que todos conocemos a la reserva al centro de las Islas del Cielo en Sonora. Foto: Luis Portillo
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?
All over the world, organized citizens play a major role in advancing societies. In some countries, like the U.S., citizens are powerful enough to keep corrupt governments in check through a constant dance of activism, lawsuits, and collaboration. Photo: Juan Carlos Bravo
This is the first in a two-part series that explains how the practice of natural conservation operates Mexico versus the United States. Photo: Noel Snyder
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.
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
The Needle Range consists of two mountain ranges, the Mountain Home Range in the north and the Indian Peak Range in the south. These mountains are surrounded by the Escalante Desert to the south, Hamlin Valley to the west, Pine Valley to the east, and to the north is Snake Valley- also known as Antelope Valley. Photo: Kelsey Johnson
The Wah Wah Mountains run in a north to south direction for fifty-five miles. The range is located west of the San Francisco Mountains, south of the Confusion Range, southeast of the Tunnel Spring Mountains and Burbank Hills, and east of the Mountain Home Range and Indian Peak Range which are part of the Needle Range. Photo: Ray Bloxham/SUWA
The San Francisco Mountains in Beaver County carry a rich history that speaks of the Wild Western days in Utah’s West Desert. We have an opportunity to protect these peaks from further extraction and other threats that loom across Western public lands.
On the continental scale, the Grand Canyon ecoregion and the Utah High Plateaus are both considered hot spots for threatened and endemic species and critical to connectivity for goshawks and wolves between habitat in Arizona and Utah, and the northern Rockies. Photo: Kristen M. Caldon