Adaptation Action Plan For Wildlife Connectivity in the Sky Island Region

Created: 11/21/2014 -


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

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Sky Island Alliance is a grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of the rich natural heritage of native species and habitats in the Sky Island region of the southwestern United States (Arizona, New Mexico) and northwestern Mexico (Sonora, Chihuahua).

We work with volunteers, scientists, land owners, public officials, and government agencies to establish protected areas, restore healthy landscapes, and promote public appreciation of the region's unique biological diversity.


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