A state-based national network for effective wildlife conservation

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State wildlife conservation programs provide a strong foundation for biodiversity conservation in the United States, building on state wildlife action plans. However, states may miss the species that are at the most risk at rangewide scales, and threats such as novel diseases and climate change increasingly act at regional and national levels. Regional collaborations among states and their partners have had impressive successes, and several federal programs now incorporate state priorities. However, regional collaborations are uneven across the country, and no national counterpart exists to support efforts at that scale. A national conservation-support program could fill this gap and could work across the conservation community to identify large-scale conservation needs and support efforts to meet them. By providing important information-sharing and capacity-building services, such a program would advance collaborative conservation among the states and their partners, thus increasing both the effectiveness and the efficiency of conservation in the United States.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title A state-based national network for effective wildlife conservation
Series title BioScience
DOI 10.1525/bio.2012.62.11.6
Volume 62
Issue 11
Year Published 2012
Language English
Publisher American Institute of Biological Sciences
Contributing office(s) Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Description 7 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title BioScience
First page 970
Last page 976
Country United States
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