Indentifying and Protecting Wildlife Corridors

19 June, 2016 – Rising temperatures will force wild creatures to seek cooler refuges – but safe routes for them to migrate may be scarce, scientists say.

Kind of stating the obvious, but even with “41%” connectivity rating in the west, that is still under half of the land that has reasonable connected pathways for wildlife throughout the western U.S. Not enough when you really see how loss of habitat connectivity impacts most “walking, sliding or crawling” species, and even the ones that can fly, as they need habitat connectivity too. When flights become too long or too stressful, even the birds can and have been impacted by climate change and habitat loss.

Read the article here:

Source: US wildlife needs corridors to escape heat – Climate News NetworkClimate News Network

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