Natural Protected Areas (NPAs) serve as spaces for conserving biodiversity, preserving ecosystems and ensuring essential environmental services for all living beings. In Mexico, mining activities within NPAs are supported by law. The Mining Law establishes the dominance of mineral extraction over any productive activity or land use; this endangers the integrity of Mexico’s natural heritage.
Las Áreas Naturales Protegidas (ANP) son espacios únicos que nos permiten conservar la biodiversidad, preservar los ecosistemas y, garantizar servicios ambientales indispensables para todos los seres vivos. En México las actividades mineras dentro de en las ANP están amparadas por las leyes. En la Ley Minera se establece la preponderancia de la extracción de minerales por encima de cualquier actividad productiva o uso de suelo; esto pone en peligro la integridad de nuestro patrimonio natural.
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”…
Americans love and value our wildlife and natural heritage. Wildlife watching generates over $30 billion in consumer spending each year, fishing over $35 billion and hunting over $27 billion. These industries support local economies in rural America and generate state and local taxes.
The Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act would establish the National Wildlife Corridors System to provide for the protection and restoration of native fish, wildlife, and plant species.
Many species in the US are declining. Scientists estimate that one in five species are at risk of extinction. One of the greatest threats to species survival and diversity is the loss, degradation, and fragmentation of natural habitats. America’s landscapes are losing species, becoming biologically unproductive and unhealthy because native habitats have become islands, cutoff from other landscapes and waterways, unable to sustain vital natural processes, such as: dispersal, migration, genetic exchange, acquisition of resources, population stability, and climate adaptation, among others.
The National Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act would provide for the protection and restoration of our native wildlife by identifying connectivity and corridors within public lands across the country.
On behalf of our millions of members and supporters nationwide, Wildlands Network, along with 222 other NGOs, express our strong support for the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act of 2019.
The Western Wildway Newsletter collects some of the news and accomplishments from our partners around the Wildway. This edition from August 2018 includes stories about the Forest Service’s intention of giving the Village at Wolf Creek road access, The Wilderness Society’s work to secure the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and the reintroduction of the Wildlife Corridor Conservation Act in Congress.
The Western Wildway Newsletter collects some of the news and accomplishments from our partners around the Wildway. This edition from June 2018 includes stories about threats facing California condor, Rocky Mountain Wild’s I-70 audio tour, and the protection of Iconic Castles Park in Alberta.
The Western Wildway Highlights Newsletter collects some of the news and accomplishments from our partners around the Wildway. This edition from June 2018 includes stories about the importance of public lands for Mexican wolf recovery, the launch of Rocky Mountain Wild’s I-70 audio tour, and the protection of Iconic Castle Parks in Alberta.
The Western Wildway Newsletter collects some of the news and accomplishments from our partners around the Wildway. This edition from April 2018 includes updates from the U.S.-Mexico borderlands in addition to stories about the longest mammalian migration on earth and the Bozeman Pass wildlife corridor protection effort.
The Western Wildway Newsletter collects some of the news and accomplishments from our partners around the Wildway. This edition from February 2018 includes stories about Yellowstone to Uintas Connection’s Landowner Conservation Campaign, the USFWS decision to delist Canada Lynx, and the importance of landscape conservation cooperatives.
The Western Environmental Law Center provided this notice of intent to sue the federal government for violating the Endangered Species Act in its final Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan, on behalf of WildEarth Guardians (“Guardians”), Western Watersheds Project (“WWP”), Wildlands Network, and the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance. Guardians, WWP, Wildlands Network, and the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance have significant, concrete interests in ensuring the long-term survival and recovery of Mexican wolves in the contiguous United States and ensuring the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“the Service”) utilizes the best available science and complies with the ESA when preparing a recovery plan for the Mexican wolf.
Many consider the monarch butterfly to be one of the most beautiful butterflies in the world. What some people may not know is that, each year, monarchs travel 2,500 miles to Mexico and southern California to escape freezing temperatures and lack of food during the winter. Through the designation of a National Wildlife Corridors System, we can support monarchs by protecting strategic habitat along their flyways, thus providing them with necessary resting areas, food, and the ability to reproduce.