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Letters of Support for Red Wolves from North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and DNCR

On November 22, 2019 North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) sent letters to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) pressing the USFWS to strengthen efforts to save critically-endangered red wolves from extinction. Read the letters here: Red Wolf Support Continue reading “Letters of Support for Red Wolves from North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and DNCR”

A Mosaic of Land Tenure and Ownership Creates Challenges and Opportunities for Transboundary Conservation in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

This case study demonstrates how a diversity of social, political, and economic forces in border regions can create unique pressures on wildlife habitat. Conservation of landscapes that host a wide range of land uses, jurisdictions, and competing for management goals can be challenging, especially when considering habitat needs of wide-ranging species. However, there are unique Continue reading “A Mosaic of Land Tenure and Ownership Creates Challenges and Opportunities for Transboundary Conservation in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands”

Rewilding Literature: Catalyzing Compassion for Wild Predators through Creative Nonfiction

In this essay, originally published in an anthology titled “Writing for Animals” (Ashland Creek Press, 2018), author Paula MacKay explores how writers can use their craft to cultivate empathy for wild predators and promote compassion on their behalf. She examines how several notable authors employ literary devices to make scientific knowledge about predators more palatable and persuasive to readers.

Final Jaguar Recovery Plan July 2018

Finalized in July 2018 but not released until April 2019, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s new Jaguar Recovery Plan reaffirms Wildlands Network’s key strategies for protecting and enhancing jaguar populations in Mexico and the U.S., while also demonstrating the need for continued robust advocacy with government officials to improve and strengthen the official recovery programs. The recovery plan details the necessity for stronger habitat connectivity through the usage of wildlife crossings and identifying new key habitat areas were jaguars can successfully be reintroduced.

Carnivore Restoration in the Northeastern U.S. and Southeastern Canada

A Regional-Scale Analysis of Habitat and Population Viability for Wolf, Lynx, and Marten The research described here seeks to develop a comprehensive analysis of habitat, population viability, and conservation needs for three focal carnivores in the Northern Appalachians region of the northeastern U.S. and southeastern Canada: American marten (Martes americana), lynx (Lynx canadensis), and eastern Continue reading “Carnivore Restoration in the Northeastern U.S. and Southeastern Canada”

Impacts of Landscape Change on Wolf Viability in the Northeastern U.S. and Southeastern Canada

The Wildlands Project is pleased to release this research report on the potential for wolf recovery in the northeastern U.S. and southeastern Canada. The analysis, prepared by Dr. Carlos Carroll, offers the best current scientific thinking about the means and prospects for wolf restoration in the region at a time when political events affecting the Continue reading “Impacts of Landscape Change on Wolf Viability in the Northeastern U.S. and Southeastern Canada”