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Trump Administration Finalizes Deeply Flawed Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service finalized a deeply flawed recovery plan for the Mexican gray wolf. Responding to objections from state officials, the plan limits recovery efforts to south of Interstate 40 and sets population targets well below what federal scientists have determined are needed for Mexican gray wolves to be considered stable. Photo: Gary Kramer

4 adorable brown and white pups sitting in the grass

New Report Exposes Border Wall Threats to International Wildlife Conservation Efforts

A new report released today by Wildlands Network highlights how 4 wildlife species native to the U.S.-Mexico borderlands are critically imperiled by existing and proposed border wall construction. “Four Species on the Brink” summarizes habitat, population data, and bi-national conservation efforts for Sonoran pronghorn, black bear, jaguar and Mexican wolf. Photo: Juan Carlos Bravo

This wide shot shows a narrow dirt pathway curving off to the right in the lower right corner of the frame. The rest of the frame is taken up by towering mesquite trees, with tendrils of greenish-gray Spanish moss hanging off nearly every branch.

Resist the Border Wall in South Texas

Wildlands Network is cosponsoring a series of events in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, which is in the immediate crosshairs of President Trump’s proposed border wall and represents the Trump Administration’s first efforts to move forward with plans to construct the wall. Photo: Katy Schaffer

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

Your Money Will Fund the Border Wall

On May 3, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a budget to fund the federal government through the end of September 2017. The budget now moves to the Senate, with a looming deadline of Friday, May 5 at midnight for a vote. Some news outlets and Democrats have publically proclaimed this budget doesn’t include money for a border wall. They are wrong. Photo: Wildlands Network

Mapping Connectivity at the Borderlands

The borderlands of the U.S. and Mexico are often misrepresented as deserted wastelands filled with contraband, dubious characters, and unwelcoming industrial cities. The essence of the borderlands region is far more complex, enriched not only by the mingling of diverse cultures, but also, notably, an astonishing diversity of life resulting from the merging of arctic and tropical climates in a convoluted topography.

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Taking the Careful Path to Jaguar Recovery

Wildlands Network recently submitted comments to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) suggesting ways to improve their proposed jaguar recovery plan. The FWS comment deadline comes just 2 weeks after we learned some very exciting news: a new jaguar has been photo-documented in the Dos Cabezas mountains in southern Arizona! Photo: Northern Jaguar Project, Naturalia

Night image of an adult jaguar walking through a rocky landscape

Tell Congress to Build Bridges, Not Walls

Sign the petition to tell Congress to build bridges, not walls, along the border. Across the border, there are already over 650 miles of fencing and barriers. Our borderlands have become militarized with checkpoints, towers and armed border patrol officers who drive across our public lands and along the border at will. All of this activity has caused needless deaths of both humans and wildlife in our borderlands. Photo: Northern Jaguar Project/Naturalia