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SUGGESTED READING

Recent books of note related to Rewilding are featured here. This list will be updated regularly, and we welcome your contributions! In two days, Suggested Reading will move to Publications. Saving Tarboo Creek: One Family’s Quest to Heal the Land, by Scott Freeman. Freeman, a University of Washington biologist, and Susan Leopold Freeman (illustrator and […]

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WILDLIFE GOVERNANCE REFORM: Where to Begin

By Kirk Robinson and Dave Parsons In recent years it has become increasingly obvious that state wildlife governance needs significant reform – in all states, some more than others. There are three pervasive problems. One is that state wildlife management agencies and their associated wildlife commissions are held captive by special interests, including primarily hunting […]

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News and Alerts

News about Wildlife, Wildfire, Grazing, and other Wild topics, from George Wuerthner and friends 10.8.18 The Wildlife News — Pryor Mountains for Wilderness It’s time for Billings to stand up and recognize that the Pryor Mountains are an ecological and economic asset that deserves greater protection and recognition for its unique features. 10.8.18 The Wildlife […]

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Birds fly through the sacred

by Gary Lawless His All-Holiness, Patriarch Bartholomew, releases a kestrel into the wild sky on the Greek island of Spetses. The two kestrels released that day had been rescued and rehabilitated by the Greek organization Animas. One flew north, the other flew south. Zeus released two eagles at opposite ends of the Earth. They met […]

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Tree Rights Revolution

By Joan Maloof As founder and director of the Old-Growth Forest Network, I was recently contacted by the XPRIZE Foundation. The XPRIZE organization designs competitions to address great challenges. Beginning in 2018, XPRIZE and Kimberly-Clark are teaming up to identify the biggest challenges and trends in forest development as well as breakthroughs that could promote […]

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Introducing Puma Rewilding Profile: KLANDAGI

by Helen McGinnis Klandagi is the Cherokee word for the puma: literally “Lord of the Forest.”The Cherokee Indians’ homeland included parts of North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Georgia. By 1930, native pumas (AKA mountain lions, cougars, Florida panthers and 200+ indigenous names) had been eliminated from the region, as had most of the Cherokees. […]

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CAPS Talks About the New Edition of Man Swarm

Originally posted on The Rewilding Institute’s blog on February 26, 2015. ~ editors Check out this rave review of the new edition of Man Swarm by Leon Kolankiewicz, a Senior Writing Fellow for Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS), a wildlife biologist, and environmental scientist and planner. In 2011, visionary arch-conservationist and CAPS advisory board member Dave Foreman […]

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SURRENDERING

By Michael Soule’ I surrender to snakes because few of them abandon the ground of being. I surrender to toads because they never lose faith, at least in rain. I surrender to cats because they never lie. I surrender to weather because it is unpredictable. I surrender to deserts because emptiness is possibility. I surrender to Nature because diversity is beauty. I […]

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The Ecological Imperative for a National Cougar Recovery Plan, Part 2

By Christopher Spatz and Dr. John Laundre’ Editor’s note: A longer version of this article ran previously in the newsletter of the Cougar Rewilding Foundation, www.cougarrewilding.org. CRF’s most recent newsletter also has important articles on the biological carrying capacity for Cougars in the US Northeast and on the economic benefits of wildlife reintroductions in New […]

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