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John Davis hikes up a snowy mountainside with tall green trees and a mountain peak visible behind him.

New Film “Born to Rewild” Proves Need for Continental-Sized Western Wildlife Corridor

Wildlands Network proudly announced today that the feature film premiere of “Born to Rewild” will highlight the opening day of the prestigious Sedona International Film Festival on Saturday, February 18. The film follows the epic 2013 adventure of conservation trekker John Davis as he followed the traditional movement pathways of species needing “room to roam” along a 5,000-mile stretch of the Continental Divide. Photo: Karsten Heuer

Wildlands Network Supports Legislative Efforts to Prevent Wall Construction on U.S.-Mexico Border

Last Monday, Representative Adriano Espaillat (D-NY-13th) introduced the “This Land is Our Land Act,” which would prohibit new construction of border barriers on public lands managed by the Department of Agriculture or Department of Interior. On Thursday, Representative Michelle Lujan-Grisham (D-NM-1st) introduced the “Build Bridges Not Walls Act” in Congress, which would prohibit the implementation of President Trump’s recent executive order directing the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Jaguar walking cautiously on a rocky dirt road

Trump Border Wall Plan Shows “Destructive Disregard” for Integrity of Borderlands Wildlife & Human Communities

“Existing fences along the U.S-Mexico border have already blocked or limited traditional paths for wildlife movement and migration necessary for the survival of the Southwest’s native animals, including America’s only known jaguars,” said Katie Davis, public lands advocate for international conservation organization Wildlands Network. Photo: Northern Jaguar Reserve and Naturalia

Distant shot of canyon country, with lush riparian corridor in foreground

Grand Canyon Heritage Monument Supporters Continue Push for Designation

In response to the recent announcement by U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) regarding the Obama administration’s refusal to consider designation of the Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument, Wildlands Network and Grand Canyon Wildlands Council have released the following statements: “Local support for protecting Grand Canyon’s watershed has been and continues to be unwavering.” Photo: William C. Gladish

National Wildlife Corridor Legislation Introduced in House

U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA-8th) today introduced legislation to help protect and restore native wildlife and create more resilient landscapes across America. The bill, supported by nationally recognized scientists, including Harvard’s E.O. Wilson, and 64 prominent conservation organizations nationwide, grants authority to the Department of the Interior to collaborate with other key agencies, states, tribes and private landowners to develop a strategy for a wildlife corridor system. Photo: William C. Gladish

The Grand Canyon stretches toward the horizon, with reds, greens and browns coloring the canyons and a river winding along the canyon floor.

Greater Grand Canyon Heritage Monument Endorsement Boosts Chances for Habitat Connectivity with Yellowstone

A coalition of organizations backing the Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument proposal applauded Representative Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.) today for re-affirming her support of the national monument by joining 43 of her House colleagues in co-sponsoring the Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument Act, introduced in Congress by Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.). Photo: Kristen M. Caldon

A mountain lion looks straight at the camera in the close up shot of the lion's face.

Groups Urge USFWS to Protect and Recover Cougars Coast to Coast

When the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) declared in 2011 that the eastern cougar was extinct, the irony reverberated throughout the wildlife-protection movement. In a letter to USFWS this week, conservation organizations commented that the problem with such a decision is that no scientific evidence exists that the cougars which once ranged the East are different than other cougars throughout North America. Photo: Robin Silver

Landowner Traps Endangered Red Wolf

The red wolf is one of the most critically endangered species in the world — more endangered than the Siberian tiger — with only 45 known individuals remaining in the wild. Over the weekend, Jett Ferebee, a leading critic of the federal government’s 30-year effort to recover the endangered red wolf, trapped a red wolf. Photo: NC Hunting and Fishing Forum

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