Join us as we celebrate this regional event promoting habitat and wildlife awareness.
Last year, we let you know the protected status of the Ajos-Bavispe reserve in the borderlands of Sonora had been in bureaucratic limbo for several years. On Monday, May 22, the Mexican government finally recategorized it, protecting the unique biodiversity of this core area for the protection of jaguars, black bears, Mexican wolves, thick-billed parrots and many other species listed in one or both countries along the border. Photo: Mario Cirett
Last Wednesday, May 17, Wildlands Network hosted two empowering events: the Salt Lake City premiere of the film Born to Rewild and the 2017 Western Wildway Annual Meeting. The near-tangible wonder and inspiration in the rooms after both events exemplify the spirit and opportunity within Wildlands Network’s critical conservation efforts. Photo: Karsten Heuer
Join WN staff and members of the conservation and outdoor recreation communities for a screening of Born to Rewild, a film that follows WN’s own John Davis on his 5,000-mile trek from Mexico to Canada. This event is free and open to the public.
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
Wildlands Network and Conservation Science Partners released a new report today that reveals previously unidentified habitat and corridors for jaguars in the southern United States and northern Mexico. Photo: Northern Jaguar Project/Naturalia
Ever since a photograph of a lone wild jaguar in Arizona reverberated through the conservation community in 1996, wildlife experts in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands have been trying to determine where jaguars may continue to persist—and which corridors they might be using to disperse beyond their known stronghold in central Sonora. Just this month, researchers have made another significant stride in mapping potentially suitable jaguar habitat and corridors in the borderlands region. Photo: Northern Jaguar Project/Naturalia
Wildlands Network remains committed to relying on science and facts to inform our work and conservation designs in North America. To the marchers who will stand and be counted on April 22nd on behalf of science, we salute you (and many of us will be joining you, too!). Keep marching, keep demonstrating, keep resisting, until we get our science-driven government back, and until the public fully realizes what is at stake. Photo: William C. Gladish
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.
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
Wildlands Network is participating in several panel discussions at this year’s PIELC, an annual conference that brings together thousands of activists, students, and professionals, from a diverse array of communities and cultures, to advance efforts for environmental and social justice. Photo: Adam Ford
This glowing review from film critic David Appleford delves into the motivations behind John Davis’ 5,000-mile trek through the Western Wildway, which serves as the focus of Born to Rewild. Photo: Karsten Heuer
Follow ultra trekker John Davis on his 8-month journey as he hikes, bikes, and paddles 5,000 miles from Mexico to Canada to bring awareness to the obstacles that wildlife faces as it tries to move from one area to another. His mission is to bring conservation groups, public land agencies, and private landowners together to create a continuous wildlife corridor across the spine of the continent. Photo: Kristen Caldon
The feature film premiere of John Davis’ “TrekWest” 5,000-mile adventure from Mexico to Canada that captures the essence of the movement to put Conservation in Motion ™ and drives home the need to protect wildlife habitat connectivity across the continent. Photo: Karsten Heuer
Allison Jones, director of the Wild Utah Project, will discuss the basic concepts of wildland network design and why preserving blocks of connected habitat helps to ensure functional and viable wildlife populations, including especially top-level predators. Photo: William C. Gladish