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
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
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
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
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.
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
In 2017, Wildlands Network explored the possibilities of a connected Western coast. What did we discover? That the Pacific may be the best place to implement our bold vision with a new connected and protected Wildway. Photo: Katy Schaffer
When E.O. Wilson wrote “Half-Earth,” in which he proposes that we set aside half the Earth for wildlife in order to protect biological diversity, he surely was thinking of Alaska. Alaska comes closer to protecting half of wild nature than does anywhere else on the planet. Photo: Steven Chase, USFWS
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
AlexandriaNews ran a piece about our successful event on Capitol Hill with esteemed biologist Dr. E.O. Wilson. The event, titled “Wildlife Corridors and Saving America’s Biodiversity with E.O. Wilson,” attracted roughly 500 participants—including members of Congress. Photo: Peter Hershey
Wildlands Network is pleased to announce our upcoming new blog series, “Trusting Wildness.”
With a nostalgic nod to Wild Earth journal, Trusting Wildness will provide an intellectual home for the blending of conservation biology, activism, and ethics. Photo: William C. Gladish
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
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
We are often so overwhelmed, so paralyzed by the scale and complexities of Mother Nature’s woes that we don’t know how or where to start. In the Eastern Wildway, the answer is deceptively simple: Half Earth. Photo: William Gladish
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.