In Part 1 of this 2-part series, Wildlands Network’s Katy Schaffer grapples with the ethical complexities of her hands-on wildlife encounters in Asia and Australia.
When fellow (human) residents of Ashland, Oregon, proposed culling their local deer population, author John Yunker ghost-wrote letters to the editor—in the voice of the deer! Yunker’s essay about creating these letters was published in “Writing for Animals,” published by Ashland Creek Press in 2018.
In this probing interview originally published by The Sun magazine, Leath Tonino prompts preeminent conservation biologist Dr. Michael Soule to share his astute insights on wild nature, human nature, and the perilous ground where the two conflict in the contemporary world. Photo: Paula MacKay
Mountaineer and ecophilosopher Dolores LaChapelle was a pioneer of deep ecology. In this tribute to her work, we explore the relationship between deep ecology and rewilding. Photo: Margot Early
Paleontologist Catherine Badgley revisits the question, “Can biodiversity and agriculture coexist?” 20 years after she first explored this complex territory in Wild Earth journal. Photo: Catherine Badgley
Wildlands Network’s Rebecca Hunter reflects on the meaning of wildness in the agricultural lands of Iowa, where rivers present critical opportunity for connectivity planning. Photo: Tom Zittergruen
“Just for a minute, imagine a world where we truly recognized the intrinsic worth of all species.” Greg Costello explores rewilding as a personal journey and a conservation strategy. Photo: Greg Costello
The U.S. has implemented some of the world’s most comprehensive conservation legislation, yet 1 in 5 species is at risk of extinction. Conservation biologist Dr. Fred Koontz advocates a national movement to transform our state wildlife agencies. Photo: Robert Long
Iowan MJ Hatfield describes herself as “head over heals into the wild diversity of insects and how little we actually know about the community of life in our own backyards.” MJ’s impassioned and lyrical celebration of moths and other wild creatures in Iowa serve as a timeless reminder that “wildness remains around us” wherever we live.
In an exclusive Wildlands Network interview, Paula MacKay invites animal behaviorist Dr. Marc Bekoff to explore the complicated ethics surrounding wildlife reintroductions, and to share his views on how rewilding can (and must) incorporate compassionate conservation in order to be successful.
Through the powerful words and images of his “Lord Man” parable, Tom Butler implores us that humanity must choose between continuing on its destructive path of overpopulation and overconsumption, or rejoining the community of life on Earth. Photo: Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library
E.O. Wilson cautions that we must protect at least half of the Earth’s land and water to sustain Nature’s complexity, ecological processes, and diversity of life. Wildlands Network’s Kim Crumbo takes this one step further, arguing that the resilience of life depends on a Whole-Earth approach to conservation. Photo: NASA