REWILDING ARGENTINA and BEYOND, Park by Park, Part 1

By Conservation Land Trust Argentina Wildlands explorer and philanthropist Doug Tompkins, who’d made his fortune by founding The North Face and Esprit, started buying and saving wildlands in southern Chile three decades ago, and accelerated his pace of land conservation after marrying Kris McDivitt Tompkins, former CEO of the outdoor company Patagonia. They soon were […]

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FOSTERING WILDLIFE-FRIENDLY FARMING And Recognizing Biodiversity As Critical to a Fully Functioning Farm

By Jo Ann Baumgartner, Wild Farm Alliance We support what is beautiful and what we love—songbirds singing out their names, fat bumblebees busy sampling an array of gorgeous native flowers, and the majestic oaks towering over us—these animals and plants can and do live on farms. Are they what make a farm beautiful? There’s a […]

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Family Portraits

An introduction to photographs from an anonymous friend of wildlife… With patience and kindness, people can coexist with wildlife. With exceptional generosity and understanding, people can even befriend wildlife, as famously exemplified by Saint Francis of Asissi, Jane Goodall, and Roger Payne. A more anonymous exemplar has been living for the past two decades quietly […]

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Working to Restore the American Chestnut

By Sara Fern Fitzsimmons, TACF Director of Restoration, 7/27/2018 The demise of the American chestnut (Castanea dentata) has been described as one of the great ecological disasters of current time. Through the first-half of the 20th century, the species was virtually eliminated from the landscape by an Asiatic blight fungus (Cryphonectria parasitica) introduced on Japanese […]

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Extinction; a deplorable failure

By Dr. Brian Horejsi Article first published in Counterpunch, May 2, 2018 In April 2018 Canada’s most southerly caribou population, one shared by British Columbia and Idaho, dwindled to three animals, all females. Along with numerous other scientists and honest activists, I expected this, and predicted it 30 years ago when the population already numbered […]

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CATRUNNERS, Prologue

Summer. A fine time for adventures and our favorite mountains, deserts, and seashores. And a good book to travel with us. The Rewilding summer reading program for our young rewilding friends (and any others readers as well!) includes Catrunners, a young-adult novel by John Davis. The Prologue follows, and Chapter One will also be featured […]

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Rewilding Distilled

By John Davis Rewilding, in essence, is giving the land back to wildlife and wildlife back to the land.  It is restoring natural processes and species, then stepping back so the land can express its own will.  Rewilding often focuses on the apex predators – like wolves, great cats, crocodiles, sharks, and salmon — and […]

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The Good News

By Gary Lawless Roads disappear, and the caribou wander through. The beaver just gets tired of it, reaches up, through the ice, grabs the trapper’s feet and pulls him down. Wolves come back on their own, circle the State House, howl at the Governor, and piss on the ATVs. Trees grow everywhere. The machines stop, […]

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