The natural evolution for wildlife conservation over the last several decades has been a recognition that species and populations of wildlife can only be protected in the long term by preserving entire ranges of migrations.
Reestablishing North America’s Wildlife Corridors
As a frequent visitor to Montana, I learned of the Y2Y Conservation Initiative to reestablish a northern Rocky Mountain wildlife migration corridor. However, with a little research, I found similar efforts across North America.
A tributary of the Colorado River, the Dirty Devil etches a deep canyon in the Colorado Plateau, a link in the Wildlands Network™ Western Wildway©, a corridor stretching from Alaska’s Brooks Range to Mexico and beyond.
Recent genetic studies show the jaguar is a single population; there are no subspecies, which means the jaguar continues to make its way along Paseo Pantera. Following this “Path of the Panther,” the jaguar wanders north into the U.S. Southwest, south through Mexico, and thousands of miles through Central and South America.
Follow the A2A wildlife corridor that connects the large “islands” of Ontario’s Algonquin Provincial Park and New York’s Adirondack Park. The Algonquin to Adirondacks Collaborative leads the effort with fifty partner organizations to connect the two parks and reestablish this migration pathway north and south.