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.

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.
By Jon Leibowitz, Executive Director, Northeast Wilderness Trust OLD FOREST With the slap of her tail, the beaver formally welcomed[...]
Rewilding Patagonia
From a recent article by Jason Mark for Sierra Club on the Rewilding of Patagonia. Read the full article here.[...]
Filling the Arc of Appalachia: Restoring Wildness to Southern Ohio
By Nancy Stranahan, Director, Arc of Appalachia This is the improbable story of how the Arc of Appalachia Preserve System[...]
Bringing Back the American Serengeti
by Nicole Rosmarino, Southern Plains Land Trust Immerse yourself in the natural history of North America’s grasslands, and you’ll daydream[...]
Rewilding Argentina and Beyond, Park by Park, Part 2
Go to: Rewilding Argentina, Part 1 --- By Conservation Land Trust Argentina Wildlands explorer and philanthropist Doug Tompkins, who’d made[...]
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[...]

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