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Animals need space too! Map shows importance of linking wildlife habitat in the US:

Animals need space too! Map shows importance of linking wildlife habitat in the US:

A paper published in the journal PLOS ONE by scientists from The Wilderness Society and other organizations identified the wildest corridors between national parks and other protected lands and suggested limiting development along these crucial "wild ways." With increasing development and ongoing climate change forcing plants and animals to shift their habitat, maintaining a connected network of these lands will be an even bigger priority, the study said. Below: A map from the new report illustrates the "wildest" and least-developed corridors (in blue) between national parks and other protected areas (black). Click for larger version . More: Read the report and see the map "The wildest linkages between protected areas likely serve as our best bet for allowing all of nature's diversity to shuffle around as the climate changes,” explained Travis Belote, a research ecologist ...

Full article: http://wilderness.org/blog/map-shows-wildest-land-linking...

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