Understand Conservation Priorities
The natural places that define our personal universes are the places we seek to preserve. Author and wildlife biologist Will Stolzenberg explores three compelling examples to describe the spectrum of values that underlie effective conservation.
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Taken together, the State Wildlife Action Plans offer a unique and comprehensive framework for viewing the wildlife, habitat, and conservation needs at a national scale. Each of the plans focus on practical, proactive measures to conserve and restore important lands and waters, curb establishment of invasive species, and address other pressing conservation needs.
The Nature Conservancy and its partners establish conservation priorities as part of a ranking process that assesses global habitats and identifies high-priority ecological regions. These analyses develop and disseminate finer-scale data on a variety of measures -- the distribution and status of biodiversity, the habitat condition, current and future threats, and important sociopolitical conditions influencing regional conservation success.
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Learn about conservation and open space in your state.