Urban development and roadway construction seriously threaten the ability of wildlife to freely move throughout the landscape. This movement is necessary for foraging, mating, and dispersal in search of home ranges. Development and the construction of roads through wildlife habitat can disrupt this movement, creating negative consequences such as reduced genetic diversity within wildlife populations. Preserving wildlife linkages in Pima County is one of the goals of the Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection. Through a variety of initiatives, strategies, and projects, the Coalition hopes to preserve open space within the linkages while also addressing significant barriers that currently exist for sufficient wildlife movement across the landscape.
Learning More About Wildlife Linkages
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