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Public Favors More Wildlife Corridors in Southwest, Group Says

April 26, 2019, 10:01 AM

Conservationists and lawmakers say they’ll use results of a new poll showing public support for protecting wildlife migration routes to press the issue with the Trump administration.

The wildlife corridors would allow animals such as elk, pronghorn antelope and bighorn sheep to move between habitats so that they aren’t isolated in fragmented protected areas. Scientists have said the corridors help species adapt to climate change and that they also can help increase the population size of species and improve genetic health.

The National Wildlife Federation, which commissioned the survey, will present it to the Forest Service as ...