The Himalayas, the Andes and the Alps are iconic mountain ecosystems with a long history of human occupation and cultivation. The cumulative effect of these practices over the millennia altered these mountain ecosystems and in many cases led to the extinction or endangerment of many of their large native mammals and other endemic species.
Here in North America, we have the opportunity to choose a different destiny.
Yellowstone to Yukon is many things. It is a geographic region. It is a vision. It is an organization. Above all it is the last remaining intact mountain ecosystem left in the world.
The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative aims to keep it that way.
- Learn more about the global context of the Yellowstone to Yukon mountain region.
- Become acquainted with the relationship between protected parks and corridors, and how they lead to one connected and healthy landscape.
- Discover what science says about keeping the 2000 miles between Yellowstone to Yukon connected.
- Find out how Y2Y is working with communities, industry and native peoples to ensure a sustainable future for wildlife, ecosystems and humans.