In an increasingly urbanized world, the creation of wildlife corridors have become essential in protecting and benefitting both humans and wildlife. The creation of these corridors has become a world-wide occurrence, as countries have recognized the the necessity of protecting dwindling wildlife populations. In additions, these corridors have many human benefits, most notably a reduction in vehicle-wildlife collisions. The people of California, for instance, are in the process of creating the world’s largest corridor – the Liberty Canyon Wildlife Crossing (photo enclosed). Additional corridor benefits for wildlife include: greater genetic diversity, improved access to food and shelter, improved habitat connectivity, improved juvenile dispersal, enhanced seasonal migrations and many more!
Please join us on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 7:00 EST as Dr. Liz Rutledge, North Carolina Wildlife Federation’s (NCWF) Director of Wildlife Resources, discusses the importance of wildlife corridors and provides an update on NCWF’s initiatives in this area.