This case study demonstrates how a diversity of social, political, and economic forces in border regions can create unique pressures on wildlife habitat. Conservation of landscapes that host a wide range of land uses, jurisdictions, and competing for management goals can be challenging, especially when considering habitat needs of wide-ranging species. However, there are unique… Continue reading “A Mosaic of Land Tenure and Ownership Creates Challenges and Opportunities for Transboundary Conservation in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands”…
Wildlands Network Borderland Program Coordinator Myles Traphagen and collaborators prepared a statement of defense for the unique biological and cultural sites threatened by the border wall at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona.
We presented the webinar on March 28, 2018 about Wildlands Network’s on-the-ground conservation efforts in the borderlands region. Katie, Wildlands Network’s Western Program Director, discusses our history of conservation in the area, as well as our current efforts, key outcomes, and recent successes.
This report summarizes the most relevant and up-to-date information on four charismatic species affected by the fragmentation of habitat and disruption of movement corridors resulting from the existing and proposed border infrastructure and associated militarization. It focuses on the Arizona-Sonora border and covers a small portion of western New Mexico’s border with Chihuahua, but its framework and broad themes are relevant to any evaluation of impacts to wildlife across the entire U.S.-Mexico border.