News of the WeekConservation Biology

Group Urges Southwest Migration Corridors

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Science  29 Sep 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5488, pp. 2259
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5488.2259b

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Conservationists with an ambitious goal of "rewilding" North America have released their vision for an ecologically rich swath of the Southwest, where subtropical and temperate biomes meet. The Sky Islands Wildlands Network is a blueprint for protecting species across 4.2 million hectares of Arizona, New Mexico, and Mexico by encouraging the return of wolves, jaguars, bears, and mountain lions.