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Wildlands Philanthropy

Many of the world’s great natural parks and wildlife sanctuaries owe their protection at least in part to the generosity of people – who use their own resources to secure wildlife habitat – ranging from school children collecting pennies for Great Smoky Mountains and Big Bend National Parks to Rockefellers and Mellons and Tomkins’s donating millions for land conservation.

Long ago, editors at Wild Earth coined the term ‘wildlands philanthropy’ and helped promote this vital land-saving tool.  

We redouble our commitment to wildlands philanthropy in Rewilding Earth, and offer space to the land trusts and individuals purchasing and keeping lands Forever Wild.

We recognize that many conservation deals convey only partial protection to the land.  So called “working forest” and “working ranch” deals have their place and are sometimes the best available option, but we will generally reserve our space for the deals that strive to give full, wilderness-level protection to lands and waters.

March 16, 2021

Episode 69: Keeping The Promise Of Wilderness With The Wilderness Land Trust

July 4, 2020

Tompkins Conservation Rewilding in Chile

June 30, 2020

Once-extinct Macaws are Repopulating Iberá

April 21, 2020

Episode 45: Shelby Perry on Wildlands Philanthropy In The Northeastern United States

January 11, 2020

Rio Mora Seasons 

November 13, 2019

Eagle Mountain Success – A century-old tradition continues in New York’s Adirondack Park to solve the ecological crises of today and give us hope.

September 10, 2019

Rewilding Patagonia

February 12, 2019

Filling the Arc of Appalachia: Restoring Wildness to Southern Ohio

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