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Adaptation Action Plan For Wildlife Connectivity in the Sky Island Region

Created: 11/21/2014 - Updated: 8/09/2019


The underlying goal of the Wildlife Connectivity Working Group and Adaptation Action Plan is to maintain and improve wildlife connectivity.

Wildlife connectivity measures allow practitioners to:

  • Think broadly about conservation of megafauna and megaflora
  • Holistically manage wildlife and habitats across “working landscapes”
  • Maintain interconnected linkages between habitats to support wildlife and public health
  • Consider relationships between healthy, intact habitats and population growth rates
  • Preserve ecosystem resilience, ecological processes, and ecosystem services

Published On

Monday, July 15, 2013


Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Air temperature
Habitat extent
Range shifts
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Develop / implement adaptation plans
Climate Type: 
Sociopolitical Setting: 

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