Wildlife needs more than a patch of healthy habitat – they need connected landscapes in order to survive and thrive. Connected habitats are critical for animals to move safely across the landscape to find food, water, and shelter. They also need room to roam in order to mate and maintain healthy, genetically diverse populations. However, many obstacles to their movement threaten their long-term survival including habitats that are fragmented by development, housing, roads and freeways, fences, and other man-made barriers.
From the Bay Area to Los Angeles, conservation groups are working hard to not only protect and enhance critical habitat for our local wildlife but ensure that wildlife can move throughout these areas to ensure their resilience in the face of a changing climate.