Wild animals find safe havens within the borders of protected areas and in the greater ecosystems surrounding them, but barriers to broader movement between these places can isolate distant animal populations from one another. Over time, this separation can decrease each group’s diversity and degrade its overall health.
The National Geographic Society is using a science-based approach to support wildlife-compatible landscapes in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and in central Montana—from Yellowstone National Park to Grasslands National Park in Canada. We seek to address the challenges of species recovery and migration across public and private lands while respecting the needs of local landowners and communities.
Using camera traps, radio tracking, observation, and analysis to further our understanding of how living things interact across the land, National Geographic is supporting local efforts and educators on the ground to build up the next generation of wildlife stewards around Yellowstone and beyond.
You can be a part of restoring the movement of animals large and small across this iconic North American landscape.
Learn how you can help people and wildlife thrive. Get updates from our explorers in the field who are working to find solutions to human-wildlife conflict in our national parks and around the world—and read about all our work to explore and protect the planet.
Top Pronghorn video: Joe Riis; Elk Photos: Joe Riis