The Rewilding Institute Website is the essential
source of information about the integration of traditional wildlife
and wildlands conservation with conservation biology to advance
landscape-scale conservation. It provides explanations of key
concepts with downloadable documents and links to important papers,
essential books, and many groups working on various
continental-scale conservation initiatives in North America.
Our Organization's Mission
To develop and promote the ideas and strategies to advance
continental-scale conservation in North America, particularly the
need for large carnivores and a permeable landscape for their
movement, and to offer a bold, scientifically-credible, practically
achievable, and hopeful vision for the future of wild Nature and
human civilization in North America.
About The Rewilding Institute
The Rewilding Institute logo is based on a representation of a
jaguar from an 800-year-old Mimbres bowl. The Mimbres, from
southwestern New Mexico, were contemporaries of the Anasazi to the
north and known for their distinctive portrayals of animals on their
We picked the jaguar as our logo because it is a top carnivore
and necessary for ecosystem integrity in its range. We also selected
it because recent research shows that jaguars once ranged much more
widely in North America during the Pleistocene.
Jaguars are not just tropical or subtropical species, but
temperate species as well. The jaguar, therefore, represents the
idea of rewilding.
Albuquerque graphic artist Joe Adair designed the logo.