Indentifying and Protecting Wildlife Corridors

Posts tagged ‘wildlife corridors’

Voter-approved wildlife crossing

wildlife overpass

Here is an example of what can happen when people put their money where their mouth is.  If AZ can do it, NM can do it!

Voter-approved wildlife crossing part of Oracle Road widening.

People gotta drive, animals gotta move! But road-kill, no gotta happen.

For Mule Deer, an Incredible Journey – NYTimes.com

Deer release

One of the priority wildlife passages in the Rocky Mts. is highlighted here in this NY Times piece:

For Mule Deer, an Incredible Journey – NYTimes.com.

Trek West trailer on Vimeo

Jaguar in northern Mexico

Jaguar in northern Mexico


Wildlife advocate John Davis trekked from Mexico to Canada along the “Spine of the Continent” to bring attention to the need for wildlife corridors.
Watch a trailer from the Trek West film by film maker Ed George here:

Trek West trailer on Vimeo on Vimeo

via Trek West trailer on Vimeo.

Seeking justice for Corazón: jaguar killings test the conservation movement in Mexico

Read the lengthly article, with lots of gorgeous photos, here:

Seeking justice for Corazón: jaguar killings test the conservation movement in Mexico.

Jaguar in northern Mexico

As iconic and well loved as the Jaguar is in Mexico, there are still those who would wantonly kill them. As the article points out however, in this case it could make the social contract with the jaguar in Mexico even stronger.

The Day We Set the Colorado River Free | Nature | OutsideOnline.com

A great article in “Outside” magazine was sent to me recently:

The Day We Set the Colorado River Free | Nature | OutsideOnline.com.

about how the Colorado river was released from its last dam so that it could flow all the way to the ocean in the Gulf of California. This has not happened but rarely since 1966 when the Glen Canyon dam was built to create Lake Powell.

Paddle boarding the lower Colorado

Hopes are for more releases in the next 5 years to maintain some riparian restoration efforts in the delta. As water supplies tighten up in the Southwest, and as Big Business and Big Decisions continue to be made in the interest of money and people and people with money, the land itself is busy making its own decisions. Thank you for looking up and away from human business toward the actual life which supports it all. (and saying), “wait, we need rivers to flow to the Ocean for about a million reasons, and a million more we don’t even know yet.”

LAST EXIT: Wildlife dies by the thousands on NM’s highways

Read this timely article by Laura Paskus here:

LAST EXIT: Wildlife dies by the thousands on NM’s highways.

Wildlife warning signs

Thanks Laura for bringing this issue to light in the Reporter; as people become aware of the dangers to wildlife in these “pinch points”, we have a chance to change history for the better, for animals and ourselves.

 

 

 

Tracker Certification

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deer tracks

Deer tracks

This weekend Pathways will be helping with another wildlife track and sign course with professional tracker,

Casey McFarland.  Read some of the history of this course here:  History | Tracker Certification.

There is still room for a couple more people, so contact Casey directly; email: ofthefarland@yahoo.com and take advantage of this great opportunity to see another side of animal, bird and insect life here in NM.