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New State Law Aims to Curb Car-Wildlife Crashes

KTVZ, a local news outlet in central Oregon, covered our press release about the passage of a new bill in Oregon that will map and protect wildlife crossings. The bill requires the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to map wildlife corridors and work with ODOT and other state agencies to protect them, for example, by incorporating wildlife crossings in new development projects. Photo: Noel Reynolds

People Are Helping Animals Cross Highways—And That’s Great for Humans, Too

Chief Scientist Dr. Ron Sutherland spoke with Nation Swell, a digital outlet focused on solutions to problems facing the U.S., about the critical importance of wildlife crossings and our work to establish and protect wildlife crossings through policy at the state and federal levels, with a shout out to the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act that was introduced in May. Photo: Oxana / Adobe Stock

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Dead Bears on the Highway

Both Dr. Liz Hillard, wildlife scientist, and Dr. Ron Sutherland, chief scientist, were featured in this article about bear collisions with vehicles near Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where we are conducting GPS collaring studies to monitor wildlife movement across roads. Photo: William C. Gladish

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Bipartisan Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act of 2019 Introduced Following UN Report on Global Biodiversity Crisis

The Sierra Sun Times picked up our press release about the introduction of the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act of 2019. If passed, the Act will restore habitat and protect America’s native wildlife by establishing a National Wildlife Corridors Program that facilitates the designation of wildlife corridors on federal lands and provides grants to maintain wildlife corridors on non-federal lands. Photo: National Park Service

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There Was Actually a Study to Determine If Red Wolves Are Wolves. The Answer Could Have Doomed Them.

The Washington Post quoted Dr. Ron Sutherland on the recently released report that classified red wolves as a distinct species, separate from gray wolves and coyotes. As a distinct species, red wolves qualify for protections under the Endangered Species Act. We are hopeful this report will motivate the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reinvigorate their red wolf recovery efforts. Photo: USFWS

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Roadways Could Be Safer For Wildlife, Drivers

Phil Carter, our wildlife policy coordinator, spoke with New Mexico’s local NPR outlet, KUNM, about the recent passage of New Mexico’s Wildlife Corridors Act, a first-of-its-kind law that will help protect wildlife traversing the state’s roads. Photo: Ann Hough, USFWS