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Concurrent Resolution Supporting Habitat Connectivity Passes the Utah State House and Senate with Broad Bipartisan Support

Salt Lake City, Utah (Mar. 12, 2020)- The Utah State Legislature took a crucial step to ensure the future of Utah’s wildlife and the safety of motorists by passing HCR 13, the Concurrent Resolution Supporting the Protection and Restoration of Wildlife Corridors. The resolution, sponsored by Representative Mike Schultz (R-12) and Senator Hinkins (R-27), underscores Continue reading “Concurrent Resolution Supporting Habitat Connectivity Passes the Utah State House and Senate with Broad Bipartisan Support”

Virginia State Legislature Passes Landmark Wildlife Corridor Bill

Legislation Will Help Protect Virginia’s Motorists as it Safeguards Wildlife Movement and Migration Corridors Richmond, VA (Feb. 25, 2020) – The Virginia State legislature passed SB 1004 and HB 1695, making Virginia among the first states to adopt a comprehensive program to identify wildlife corridors, protect motorists from collisions with animals and address barriers to Continue reading “Virginia State Legislature Passes Landmark Wildlife Corridor Bill”

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”

House Natural Resources Committee Passes Landmark Bipartisan Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act, 22-15

Washington, D.C. (January 29, 2020) – In the midst of the sixth mass extinction crisis, the House Natural Resources Committee took a significant step to protect critical habitats necessary for the movement and survival of the United States’ most vulnerable species. The Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act (H.R. 2795) was voted out of the House Natural Continue reading “House Natural Resources Committee Passes Landmark Bipartisan Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act, 22-15”

Legislation to Protect Wildlife Corridors Introduced in the Virginia State House

RICHMOND, Va. (January 27, 2020) — Senator David W. Marsden and Delegate David L. Bulova have introduced landmark wildlife conservation legislation that will benefit both Virginia’s wildlife and residents, with the support of more than 50 regional and national conservation groups. SB 1004 and HB 1695 will promote the protection of wildlife corridors across the Continue reading “Legislation to Protect Wildlife Corridors Introduced in the Virginia State House”

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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The Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act: Saving America’s Biodiversity

Please join us for cupcakes and a Congressional briefing on the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act. From monarchs to mule deer, from Florida panther to pronghorn, you’re invited to learn about how wildlife corridor policies can safeguard iconic American species from the threats of a changing world, and sustain wildlife-based recreation. Photo: Ron Holmes, USFWS

New State Law Aims to Curb Car-Wildlife Crashes

KTVZ, a local news outlet in central Oregon, covered our press release about the passage of a new bill in Oregon that will map and protect wildlife crossings. The bill requires the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to map wildlife corridors and work with ODOT and other state agencies to protect them, for example, by incorporating wildlife crossings in new development projects. Photo: Noel Reynolds

Oregon Governor Kate Brown Signs Critical Wildlife Corridor Legislation Into Law

Oregon has the West Coast’s highest rate of vehicle-wildlife collisions, but road trips could soon be safer for both people and animals, thanks to new legislation signed by Gov. Kate Brown today. The bipartisan Oregon “Wildlife Corridors Bill” aims to reduce collisions by mapping the state’s major wildlife corridors and creating a plan to protect them. Photo: done4today / Adobe Stock

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Bipartisan Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act of 2019 Introduced Following UN Report on Global Biodiversity Crisis

The Sierra Sun Times picked up our press release about the introduction of the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act of 2019. If passed, the Act will restore habitat and protect America’s native wildlife by establishing a National Wildlife Corridors Program that facilitates the designation of wildlife corridors on federal lands and provides grants to maintain wildlife corridors on non-federal lands. Photo: National Park Service

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Bill Would Create a Wildlife Corridors System to Protect Species

Eos, an outlet covering Earth and space science news,  covered our telepresser about the introduction of the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act of 2019, where Dr. Ron Sutherland, our chief scientist, spoke about the critical importance of wildlife corridors to protecting our nation’s imperiled biodiversity. At the briefing, Ron Sutherland, chief scientist with the Wildlands Network, a Continue reading “Bill Would Create a Wildlife Corridors System to Protect Species”

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Wildlife: Bill Seeks to Enhance Healthy Migration Paths for Species

E&E, an outlet focused on energy and the environment, covered the introduction of the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act of 2019, which if passed, will restore habitat and protect America’s native wildlife—including pronghorns, monarch butterflies, Florida panthers, and grizzly bears—by establishing a National Wildlife Corridors Program. Photo: Chip Carroon, BLM