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Landmark Legislation to Protect Wildlife Corridors Introduced in the Senate and House

The Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act was introduced today by Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) and Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA). If passed, the Act will be a major victory for wildlife and wildlands across the country, restoring habitat and protecting America’s native wildlife by establishing a National Wildlife Corridors Program. Photo: Chip Carroon, BLM

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Hope for the Future: The Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act Will Soon Be Introduced

The Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act will soon be reintroduced in Congress, and with growing bi-partisan support, it’s more likely than ever that we’ll see federally protected wildlife corridors across the United States. Take action for wildlife corridors today by asking your Senators and Representatives to cosponsor this critical legislation. Photo: Tom Koerner, USFWS

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Reconnecting the Eastern Wildway

On the East Coast, the challenge we face now is reconnecting the region’s big core forests and wetlands into a network that is more than the sum of its parts, and do so fast enough and smart enough to stay ahead of the second wave of habitat loss due to urbanization marching across many popular parts of the region. Photo: Alexius Horatius

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Inside Ecology: Where Compassionate Conservation Meets Rewilding: An Interview with Marc Bekoff

Inside Ecology, a science-focused outlet in the UK, republished this exclusive Wildlands Network interview with animal behaviorist Dr. Marc Bekoff. Wildlands Network’s former communications consultant, Paula MacKay, and Dr. Marc Bekoff discuss the ethics of rewilding and the importance of incorporating compassionate conservation. Photo: Tom Gordon

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Celebrating Half-Earth Day and Wildlife Corridors with Dr. E.O. Wilson, Senator Tom Udall, and Congressman Don Beyer

Last week, the world celebrated the first annual Half-Earth Day. In Washington, D.C., the celebration began at National Geographic headquarters, where esteemed scientists and thought-leaders gathered to discuss the Half-Earth vision posited by Dr. E.O. Wilson in his 2016 book, “Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life.” Photo: Peter Hershey

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Wildlife Corridors and Saving America’s Biodiversity with E.O. Wilson

In celebration of the planet’s first Half-Earth Day, please join us, the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, and Endangered Species Coalition for Wildlife Corridors and Saving America’s Biodiversity with E.O. Wilson, an event in cooperation with Honorary Host Representative Don Beyer. Photo: Tom Koerner, USFWS

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In Recognition of Half-Earth Day, Groups Host Conversation with E.O. Wilson and Members of Congress to Save America’s Biodiversity and Protect Wildlife Corridors

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 24, 2017) – In recognition of the planet’s first Half-Earth Day, join Wildlands Network and partners for “Wildlife Corridors and Saving America’s Biodiversity with E.O. Wilson” on Oct. 24 from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Capitol Building Visitors Center Congressional Auditorium and Atrium. Photo: Architect of the Capitol

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For the Wild, 2: Saving Our Wild Earth

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO, as a fledgling lawyer in Seattle, I cut my conservation teeth on the great timber wars of the Pacific Northwest—strategizing around how a small bird (the northern spotted owl) could be used as a surrogate to save entire ecosystems. This issue seemed like a big deal at the time, and of course it was in many ways. But while I was busy trying to save spotted owls, the founders of The Wildlands Project, now Wildlands Network, were envisioning even bigger things.