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A Legacy of Connecting the Missing Links for Wildlife

April 2013. Sitting on a covered porch at High Lonesome Ranch on the western slope of Colorado with the late Michael Soulé,  he shared with me his heartfelt desire of wolves returning to Colorado.  Soulé, the ‘Father of Conservation Biology,’ a founder of Wildlands Network, thought big:  connected Wildways spanning the North American continent, and Continue reading “A Legacy of Connecting the Missing Links for Wildlife”

Crisis at Mexico’s National Commission for Natural Protected Areas: A text for beginners

Celebrities, citizens, experts, public servants and legislators have spoken up today for a practically unknown agency of the Mexican Federal Government. Here, I explain what is CONANP and why it should matter to you. Leer en español aquí The National Commission for Protected Natural Areas (CONANP is its Spanish acronym) is the federal agency of Continue reading “Crisis at Mexico’s National Commission for Natural Protected Areas: A text for beginners”

Q&A with Champions for Misunderstood Wildlife

We recently had the opportunity to talk with Wildlands Network supporters Dale Weiler and Loti Woods of Weiler Woods for Wildlife about what sparked their interest in our organization, and how our vision combined with their example can serve as inspiration to other who want to get involved in conservation. Fierce wildlife advocates themselves, Dale Continue reading “Q&A with Champions for Misunderstood Wildlife”

Behind-the-Scenes of Eastern North Carolina’s Wild Side

This post is part of our Sustain the Wild series, aimed at highlighting the work Wildlands Network is doing to ensure healthy habitat for wildlife, long into the future. Learn more and support here. Getting a glimpse into the beauty of wildlife in their natural habitats is something that many Wildlands Network staff have the chance Continue reading “Behind-the-Scenes of Eastern North Carolina’s Wild Side”

Success Stories in State Policy: Protecting Wildlife Corridors Across the U.S.

Wildlands Network is spearheading efforts towards science-driven policies that safeguard critical habitat for wildlife across the United States. Working with allies across the political spectrum, we have introduced and helped successfully pass legislation enabling state agencies to prioritize and plan projects to restore and protect wildlife corridors. The past 18 months have seen particular momentum, Continue reading “Success Stories in State Policy: Protecting Wildlife Corridors Across the U.S.”

Habitat Connectivity in Utah: A Story of Collaboration and Bipartisanship

This post is part of our Sustain the Wild series, aimed at highlighting the work Wildlands Network is doing to ensure healthy habitat for wildlife, long into the future. Learn more and support here. Over the last decade, the wild-hearted who value our native wildlife and landscapes for their beauty, intrinsic value and the escape Continue reading “Habitat Connectivity in Utah: A Story of Collaboration and Bipartisanship”

Quarantine Reading for the Nature Lover’s Soul

Like us, you’re probably stuck at home right now, scrolling endlessly through newsfeeds. Let us instead suggest you turn off the screen and tune into the amazing work of some of Wildlands Network’s founders. Since 1991, Wildlands Network has held a bold, long-term vision for preserving reconnecting nature across North America, and our philosophy has been Continue reading “Quarantine Reading for the Nature Lover’s Soul”

Despite Coronavirus, Trump’s Border Wall Continues

Despite a near worldwide effort to self-quarantine and social distance in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, construction of Trump’s border wall moves forward apace. And it’s creating a ticking time bomb of a regional public health crisis. The thousands of construction workers that commute weekly to and from all parts of the country Continue reading “Despite Coronavirus, Trump’s Border Wall Continues”

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”

Border wall in San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge

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”

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Why We’re Migrating to Salt Lake City

Wildlands Network is on the move: We’re relocating our headquarters to Salt Lake City, Utah in January 2020! For the past several years, we’ve been happy to call Seattle home. But as our staff, programs and projects have grown, so too has the operational cost of doing business in Seattle. While our work and staff Continue reading “Why We’re Migrating to Salt Lake City”