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Resilience during a time of uncertainty

Leer en español abajo With the rapid onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world as we know it has—and continues to—change swiftly and dramatically. At Wildlands Network, we are keeping a close eye on the developments and adapting accordingly. We’ve transitioned to a fully remote working structure for our staff, and are checking daily to ensure Continue reading “Resilience during a time of uncertainty”

Coyote-Badger Footage Brings Context to Decades-old Observations

Recently, the video recorded in California about the “friendly” relationship between a coyote and a badger has been given great attention. People living in the countryside and some wildlife researchers know that these animals can travel and hunt together, but there are not many visual records of this behavior. I was lucky enough to observe Continue reading “Coyote-Badger Footage Brings Context to Decades-old Observations”

Las Áreas Naturales Protegidas y…Explotadas en México

Read in English here Para Pepe, habitante de Álamos, Sonora, la sobrevivencia del Área Natural Protegida Sierra de Álamos–Río Cuchujaqui está en riesgo. El hermoso paisaje que le rodea—y que alberga una amplia variedad de especies de flora y fauna, como ceibas, cedros, guacamayas verdes y algunos de los grandes felinos de México, como jaguares, Continue reading “Las Áreas Naturales Protegidas y…Explotadas en México”

Natural Protected—and Exploited—Areas in Mexico

Leer en español aquí For Pepe, a local resident of Álamos, Sonora, Mexico, the survival of the Sierra de Álamos–Río Cuchujaqui Natural Protected Area is at risk. The beautiful landscape that surrounds it—home to a wide variety of species of flora and fauna like ceibas, cedars, green macaws, and some of the great felines of Continue reading “Natural Protected—and Exploited—Areas in Mexico”

Legislation to Protect Wildlife Corridors Introduced in the Virginia State House

RICHMOND, Va. (January 27, 2020) — Senator David W. Marsden and Delegate David L. Bulova have introduced landmark wildlife conservation legislation that will benefit both Virginia’s wildlife and residents, with the support of more than 50 regional and national conservation groups. SB 1004 and HB 1695 will promote the protection of wildlife corridors across the Continue reading “Legislation to Protect Wildlife Corridors Introduced in the Virginia State House”

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How Border Walls Alter the Evolutionary History of North America

Earlier this week the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1158, which includes the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security 2020 Appropriations. Once again, Congress has delivered another blow to wildlands by providing $1.375 billion in funding for the construction of more border wall. This is enough funding for 350 more miles of wall Continue reading “How Border Walls Alter the Evolutionary History of North America”

Challenges and Opportunities for Transboundary Conservation in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Leer una versión en español abajo Conserving the shared ecosystems and species of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands depends on understanding who is in charge of managing the land that species need to recover, persist and thrive. Yet we often ignore or are overwhelmed by the land management aspects of conservation, especially in Mexico where ownership and Continue reading “Challenges and Opportunities for Transboundary Conservation in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands”

Promoting Wildlife-friendly Roads in Sonora, Mexico

Road ecology is a topic that is increasingly generating interest in society. Photographs and stories of wildlife crossings appear more frequently on social media and in press around the world, and legislators have presented bills in favor of these structures. This momentum was noticeable during the second Road Ecology Workshop, held on September 6 in Continue reading “Promoting Wildlife-friendly Roads in Sonora, Mexico”

Promoviendo Carreteras Amigables para la Fauna en Sonora y México

La ecología de carreteras es un tema que cada vez gana más interés en la sociedad. Fotografías e historias de pasos de fauna están apareciendo con más frecuencia en redes sociales y en la prensa alrededor del mundo, y los legisladores han presentado iniciativas de ley a favor de este tipo de estructuras. Este impulso Continue reading “Promoviendo Carreteras Amigables para la Fauna en Sonora y México”

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Wildlands Network Staff Present at the International Conference on Ecology and Transportation

The California capital city of Sacramento was host to the Tenth Biennial International Conference on Ecology and Transportation (ICOET) held from September 22 to 26. 570 delegates from 19 countries attended the four-day conference, including six staff members from Wildlands Network who attended and presented at three sessions. Topics at the conference ranged from camera Continue reading “Wildlands Network Staff Present at the International Conference on Ecology and Transportation”

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Cinco Maneras de Mantenerse Alejado de los Ciervos Mientras Conduces Este Otoño

Otoño: la época del año en que sacamos nuestras viejas mantas y bebidas calientes, y cambiamos las sandalias por botas. No importa en qué parte de América del Norte te encuentres, la mayoría disfrutamos de temperaturas más bajas y los hermosos colores del otoño. Sin embargo, junto con el clima más fresco viene una mayor Continue reading “Cinco Maneras de Mantenerse Alejado de los Ciervos Mientras Conduces Este Otoño”

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Five Ways to Steer Clear of Deer While Driving This Fall

Fall—the time of year when people break out their old blankets and hot beverages, and trade their sandals for boots. No matter where you are in North America, most people enjoy lower temperatures and beautiful fall colors. But along with the cooler weather comes the increased likelihood that you could hit a deer while driving. Continue reading “Five Ways to Steer Clear of Deer While Driving This Fall”

How to Preserve Nature While Hiking

There’s no better way to get a little vacation from the stresses of your everyday routine than to go for a hike, especially along such scenic trails as the Appalachian Trail. However, lots of people going out to hike can end up taking a big toll on the environment. Here are a few tips to help protect the environment. Photo: John Davis