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The mission of Wildlands Network is to reconnect, restore, and rewild North America so that life in all its diversity can thrive. Tune into The Wildlands Network Blog for updates about our campaigns, policy work, events, news stories—and as the go-to resource for rewilding North America.

A Look Back at Our Deep Ecology Roots in Wild Earth, Volume 1, Issue 1

As the first month of 2019 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at our deep ecology roots, with special selections from our inaugural Wild Earth issue. We can only forge ahead, protecting species and ensuring sustainable biodiversity, if we have a clear sense of who we are and what we’re about, as deep ecologists who value the right of all of life to exist in harmony with each other. Photo: Jean Pierre Lavoie

This 3-D model shows a wildlife bridge connecting two wild areas over a highway.

Chihuahua Approves Wildlife Crossings on Highways

Last week, the state of Chihuahua in Mexico amended a law to mandate wildlife crossings on all new highway projects in the state. Wildlife crossings decrease the risk of wildlife-vehicle collisions, protecting both wildlife and human travelers. Huffington Post Mexico covered the story, interviewing Juan Carlos Bravo, our Mexico Program Director. Graphic: Pedro Capdeveille

This 3-D model shows a wildlife bridge connecting two wild areas over a highway.

Diputados locales de Chihuahua aprueban reforma que exige Pasos de Fauna en todos los nuevos proyectos de carreteras del estado

El lunes, diputados locales del estado de Chihuahua, aprobaron un reforma a la Ley de Transporte y sus Vías de Comunicación que obliga a implementar Pasos de Fauna en el diseño, construcción y mantenimiento de caminos y carreteras para conservar los movimientos de la vida silvestre. Gráfico: Pedro Capdeveille

Un vistazo de vida silvestre en movimiento

La Carretera 2 de México podría crear una barrera geográfica casi impasable para la vida silvestre que trata de cruzarla para encontrar comida, compañeros y refugio. Leer más sobre la captura de cámaras que estamos realizando en esta área para hacer recomendaciones basadas en datos para cruces de vida silvestre a lo largo de la carretera. Foto: Wildlands Network/EcoGrande/Sky Island Alliance

A large brown, four-legged animal with horns crosses a road in a forest as cars wait for it to pass.

Roads and Wildlife: Working to Reduce the Human/Wildlife Conflict

Wildlands Network’s former Landscape Conservationist, Maggie Ernest Johnson, wrote about our growing road ecology efforts in this article, republished in The Delaware Valley Eagle Alliance’s online Nature Newsletter. Maggie detailed our efforts to mitigate wildlife-vehicle collisions across a number of major highways in North America. Photo: Noel Reynolds

Red wolf walking towards the photographer with tongue hanging out.

Groups Ask to Extend Public-Comment Periods Due to Shutdown

During the government shutdown in December 2018, several comment portals for public policy were take down from government websites, including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website, Public News Service reported. Several groups, including Wildlands Network, called for comment period extensions as a result. Photo: Steve Hillebrand, USFWS

A large tan cat walks on a white, pebbly shore near water.

2018 Year in Review: Building Quiet Momentum

From field research to introducing wildlife corridor protections in Congress to creating new collaborative partnerships, we’ve worked harder than ever—sometimes stressed, sometimes angered, and often exhausted—but always resolute and hopeful. We invite you to take a look at this reflection of our work for wildlife and wildlands in 2018. Photo: National Park Service