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The Rewilding Institute (TRI) mission is to explore and share tactics and strategies to advance continental-scale conservation and restoration in North America and beyond. We focus on the need for large carnivores and protected wildways for their movement; and we offer a bold, scientifically credible, practically achievable, and hopeful vision for the future of wild Nature and human civilization on planet Earth.

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Puma Recovery for Eastern Wildways, Part 1

By Rewilding / June 25, 2018

A Call to Action From Cougar Rewilding Foundation, The Rewilding Institute, Wildlands Network, and Project Coyote The history of humans and carnivores in North America since European colonization is lopsided and biocidal. Whereas attacks by native carnivores on humans are so rare as to be statistically insignificant, European settlers and their descendants have shot, trapped, […]

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Project Coyote ~ Promoting Coexistence Between People & Wildlife

By Rewilding / June 22, 2018

Late afternoon. The sun is out after a brief rain, and just down the road a full chorus erupts, taunting the neighbor’s two dogs. We hear three glorious songs from “The Four-Legged Dude” and friends, as New York Times best-selling author (Coyote America) Dan Flores calls the coyote in his article in the June 2018 […]

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Forest Protection in the Trump Era

By Rewilding / June 19, 2018

By Douglas Bevington In the wake of the 2016 election, the arrival of the Trump administration and the new Congress has been bad news for our national forests. Members of the new administration and Congress are pushing to more than double the amount of logging on our national forests. However, by directly confronting the misinformation […]

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Daring to Tell the Truth About Sustainability

By Rewilding / June 17, 2018

By Terry Spahr Daring to Tell the Truth About Sustainability In my short lifetime I have observed human economic activities and interactions that negatively impact our world with greater frequency and with greater severity. I desired to better understand these signs, their frequencies, trends, patterns and causes; to separate what fact from fiction; and to […]

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Safeguarding an Adirondack Wildlife Corridor, for Wildlife and People

By Rewilding / June 14, 2018

By Jon Leibowitz, Executive Director of Northeast Wilderness Trust There is a place on the western shore of Lake Champlain where forest still dominates the landscape and bobcats, bear, otters, and mink can still wander from the lake to the high peaks of the Adirondacks through rocky hills and along river corridors. Stemming from Split […]

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It’s Your Refuge

By Rewilding / June 12, 2018

By Brad Meiklejohn Please don’t call it “ANWR.” The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is not an acronym. We don’t refer to Yellowstone as “YELL” or Central Park as “CEPA.” By reducing it to four letters, the oil industry hopes you’ll forget that this place is a refuge that belongs to all of us. Conservationists have […]

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Book Review of The Overstory, by Richard Powers

By Rewilding / June 7, 2018

Review by Charles E. M. Dunlop There’s a fire backstage, he says. The clown comes out to warn the audience. Laughter and applause. They think it’s a joke! The clown repeats his warning. The fire grows hotter; the applause grows louder. That’s how the world will end, Wittgenstein says: to general applause, from halfwits who […]

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Recognize Family Planning as a Human Right

By Rewilding / June 4, 2018

Dear Reader, It is good to review a small chapter in the history of family planning and to remember that family planning has been recognized as a human right for half a century. In addition, I take a look at how a theocracy has had effective control over family size. Richard Family planning was declared […]

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The Saga of the Mexican Gray Wolf (el Lobo)

By Rewilding / June 1, 2018

By David Parsons Overzealous predator eradication programs initiated by the federal government in the early 1900s were effective in killing all Mexican gray wolves (Canis lupus baileyi; aka Lobos) in the wild throughout their entire historic range in the southwestern United States by the mid 1900s and in Mexico around 1980. The Endangered Species Act […]

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Letter to America, The Elwha: A River and a Vision Restored

By Rewilding / May 30, 2018

by Tim McNulty, April 4, 2018 Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments Dear America, More than 200 feet below me, the blue-gray rush of the Elwha River cuts through the narrow walls of Glines Canyon on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula like a blade. I am standing on the remnant spillway of a concrete […]

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