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Recomendaciones para mitigar los impactos en la fauna de la Carretera Federal 2 tramo Ímuris-Límite de estados Sonora-Chihuahua

Entre 2016 y 2019 monitoreamos los impactos a la fauna de Sonora, provocados por la Carretera Federal 2 en el tramo Ímuris – Límite de estados con Chihuahua. Esta carretera es una de las principales barreras para la conectividad ecológica en la región de las Islas del Cielo, considerada de alta diversidad biológica debido a Continue reading “Recomendaciones para mitigar los impactos en la fauna de la Carretera Federal 2 tramo Ímuris-Límite de estados Sonora-Chihuahua”

Manual for Protected Area Managers to Obtain Stewardship Over National Lands in Natural Protected Areas

During the agrarian distribution in Mexico, practically all of the nation’s territory was handed over to social groups and individuals with the aim of promoting the generation of wealth and the production of food. In this process, the largest landholdings, known as latifundia, disappeared and national lands seemed destined to be given up in their Continue reading “Manual for Protected Area Managers to Obtain Stewardship Over National Lands in Natural Protected Areas”

Manual para la Obtención del Destino de Terrenos Nacionales dentro de Áreas Naturales Protegidas

Durante el reparto agrario en México prácticamente la mayor parte del territorio nacional fue entregado a grupos sociales e individuos con el objetivo de promover la generación de riqueza y la producción de alimentos. En este proceso los grandes latifundios desaparecieron y los terrenos nacionales parecían destinados a ser entregados en su totalidad a la Continue reading “Manual para la Obtención del Destino de Terrenos Nacionales dentro de Áreas Naturales Protegidas”

Preserving Connectivity Under Climate and Land-use Change

Wildlands Network Chief Scientist Dr. Ron Sutherland was part of a research team that published an important new habitat connectivity study in the journal Biological Conservation, measuring the degree of future threat posed to each habitat corridor by both climate and land-use change.

Mining in Natural Protected Areas in Mexico

Natural Protected Areas (NPAs) serve as spaces for conserving biodiversity, preserving ecosystems and ensuring essential environmental services for all living beings. In Mexico, mining activities within NPAs are supported by law. The Mining Law establishes the dominance of mineral extraction over any productive activity or land use; this endangers the integrity of Mexico’s natural heritage. 

Fuera Minería de las Areas Naturales Protegidas

Las Áreas Naturales Protegidas (ANP) son espacios únicos que nos permiten conservar la biodiversidad, preservar los ecosistemas y, garantizar servicios ambientales indispensables para todos los seres vivos. En México las actividades mineras dentro de en las ANP están amparadas por las leyes. En la Ley Minera se establece la preponderancia de la extracción de minerales por encima de cualquier actividad productiva o uso de suelo; esto pone en peligro la integridad de nuestro patrimonio natural.

Letters of Support for Red Wolves from North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and DNCR

On November 22, 2019 North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) sent letters to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) pressing the USFWS to strengthen efforts to save critically-endangered red wolves from extinction. Read the letters here: Red Wolf Support Continue reading “Letters of Support for Red Wolves from North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and DNCR”

A Mosaic of Land Tenure and Ownership Creates Challenges and Opportunities for Transboundary Conservation in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

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”

Joint Letter from Patagonia, Osprey Packs and Petzl 2019

Americans love and value our wildlife and natural heritage. Wildlife watching generates over $30 billion in consumer spending each year, fishing over $35 billion and hunting over $27 billion. These industries support local economies in rural America and generate state and local taxes.