A new study of connectivity across global river networks reveals that only 37% of rivers longer than 1,000 kilometers remain free-flowing over their entire length, and just 23% flow uninterrupted to the ocean.
Warmer temperatures have led to drier, saltier lakes and wetlands, which impact waterfowl populations across all life stages.
When a stretch of highway in Banff National Park was temporarily closed in the spring for several years, it dramatically changed the movement patterns of wolves, elk, and many other wildlife.
The gap between the science and management of marine connectivity provides the opportunity for new policies on how marine protected areas are designed.
A new global synthesis of over 30 conservation studies provides insight into the relative importance of small, less connected habitat patches.
Conservation planning that focuses on a single species to protect landscape connectivity can benefit other species, although certain rules apply.
Construction of the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border has the potential to alter landscape connectivity for many species, as a recent analysis shows.
There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to habitat restoration, but news ideas on ways to improve connectivity, cost-effectiveness, and implementation can make restoration more likely to succeed.
The recent report on global warming underscores why connectivity will be a key conservation strategy as we struggle to maintain limits on rising temperatures.