Landscape Protection - Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative

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landscape protection

Using the best science and Indigenous knowledge, we work with partners to identify and protect core habitat in this awe-inspiring landscape. Nature provides humans with clean air, fresh water, recreation, spiritual guidance, and more. Protecting this important region is critical for both people and wildlife, especially in the face of a changing climate where animals need room to roam and protecting our headwaters is even more crucial.

Increase protection

our impact

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Increased protected areas by more than 80% in the Yellowstone to Yukon region between 1993 and 2018

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Protected areas in 1993 and after
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Protected areas before 1993
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Reforesting

our impact

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Restored wetlands to health in a key north Idaho wildlife corridor by recontouring ponds and planting nearly 50,000 trees and native shrubs

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General project area
Indigenous partners

our impact

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Supported work by Indigenous partners to protect more than 141,000 square kilometers (35 million acres) of First Nations’ territories

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Dene Kʼéh Kusān
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Klin-se-za protected area
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Defered logging

our impact

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Deferred logging across 70 square kilometers (17,000 acres) of B.C.’s rare old-growth forest

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Inland temperate rainforest

together, we are:

securing proposals for protection

by meeting global goals of 30 percent of lands and waters protected by 2030.

supporting additional Indigenous protected areas

through securing commitments for emerging Indigenous-led conservation efforts.

managing and safeguarding parks

by safeguarding existing protected areas so that they are maintained and well-managed into the future.

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