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"The most needed and holy work of conservation is to keep whole the building blocks of evolution. Such is the true work of conservation, the goal of those who cannot live without wild things." ~Dave Foreman

Dave Foreman, Founder

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The Rewilding Institute Vision

We live for the day when Gray Wolves and Grizzly Bears have connected habitat from Mexico to Alaska, when Pumas have reclaimed their homelands East and West, when salmon and other migratory fish swim freely up and down our continents’ rivers, when the oceans are teeming with whales and sharks, and when all native species regain natural patterns of abundance and distribution. Read more ->

Rewilding Programs and Initiatives

The Mogollon Wildway

A Big Step Toward Half Earth

The Mogollon Rim is a vast area of mountains, rivers, and forests sweeping west and north from the Gila Wilderness in southwest New Mexico to Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona. It is a bold but achievable vision for connecting and protecting wild places. More...

Heartland Rewilding

Restoring Big River Connectivity and Rewilding The Mississippi River Watershed

Partisans Eastern and Western have spoken for years of the “Midwest” as “flyover country”. North America’s largest, the Mississippi River Watershed is indeed “flyover” country for millions of migratory birds, and is also stopover country for these same avian miracles, and is seasonal or year-round habitat for much of our continent’s native biota. More...

Mexican gray wolf

Carnivore Advocacy

Why should we care about carnivores?

The removal of large carnivores can unleash a cascade of effects and changes throughout all ecosystem trophic levels reducing biological diversity, simplifying ecosystem structure and function, and interfering with ecological processes. Their return to impoverished ecosystems can reverse the “trophic cascade” and restore diversity and complexity to ecosystems. More...

Latest Posts

Inspired by Real Mexican Gray Wolf, Trumpet the Miracle Wolf Pup is Back in Her 3rd Children’s Book
"Trumpet was inspired by a real wolf pup born at the Wolf Conservation Center in New York and is a[...]
Wildlife Advocacy Organizations Condemn Wisconsin Wolf Policy
Today, Project Coyote, the Great Lakes Wildlife Alliance (GLWA), Animal Wellness Action (AWA), the Center for a Humane Economy (CHE),[...]
Episode 114: Rachel Conn On Re-Watering, Re-Ottering, and Rewilding Watersheds In New Mexico
About Rachel Conn As Deputy Director of Amigos Bravos, Rachel advocates for strong and environmentally just local, state, and federal[...]
Carnivore Reintroductions — Before, During, and After; Variables and Case Studies to Consider for the Northeastern U.S. (Part 3)
The following article is the third of a three-part series (see Part 1 and Part 2), an adaptation of a[...]
Rewilding Wetlands: A Concise Guide
Wetlands are a vital life support system for Earth. They not only support hundreds of thousands of kinds of wild[...]
Episode 113: A Fascinating Talk With Peter Alagona About Grizzlies And Their Future Return To California
About Peter Alagona Peter is a professor of Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He's an environmental[...]

Around the Campfire by Dave Foreman

"During the quarter century of Around the Campfire, I’ve tried to educate, provoke, and activate conservationists on a sweeping range of ideas, issues, and subjects." ~Uncle Dave 

Dave Foreman © Jack Humphrey
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