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No Room to Roam

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10 American Species in Need of Connectivity Corridors

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No Room to Roam

  1. 1. NO ROOM TO ROAM 10 AMERICAN SPECIES IN NEED OF CONNECTIVITY AND CORRIDORS photo credit: Heather Green/www.heathergreenphoto.com
  2. 2. SPOTTED TURTLE In the course of a year, spotted turtles typically visit different types of wetlands, but habitat fragmentation has taken a toll on these frequent travelers. photo credit: iStock.com/Najashots
  3. 3. FLORIDA PANTHER The Florida panther once roamed a large area of the Southeast. But habitat loss and persecution—there was a bounty in Florida on panther scalps until 1950—drastically reduced its numbers. photo credit: David Shindle, FWC
  4. 4. KARNER BLUE BUTTERFLY With the loss of the wild lupine flower, the Karner blue butterfly is now found only in tiny holdouts in about half the states it once called home.
  5. 5. PALLID STURGEON The pallid sturgeon survived ice ages and even the asteroid hit that wiped out the dinosaurs, but dams have brought this “living fossil” close to extinction. photo credit: Joel Sartore, www.joelsartore.com
  6. 6. LESSER PRAIRIE CHICKEN There were once as many as 2 million lesser prairie chickens. Today only about 1 percent of that number remains in their five-state range. photo credit: Larry Lamsa
  7. 7. CALIFORNIA TIGER SALAMANDER The California tiger salamander continues to decline due to habitat fragmentation and loss—90 percent of California’s vernal pools are gone. photo credit: Michael Starkey
  8. 8. GRIZZLY BEAR Grizzly bears used to roam throughout the American West, but by the early 1900s, they’d been shot, poisoned, and trapped out of most of the country. photo credit: Kim Keating, USGS
  9. 9. The palila, a finch-billed honeycreeper once found on three Hawaiian islands, is now restricted to one slope of one dormant volcano —less than 5 percent of its historic range. PALILA photo credit: Robby Kohley
  10. 10. EASTERN PRAIRIE FRINGED ORCHID As wetlands continue to be drained and developed, there are 70 percent fewer eastern prairie fringed orchids. photo credit: Joshua Mayer
  11. 11. MEXICAN GRAY WOLF Humans once targeted Mexican gray wolves for destruction. We can right that wrong by giving these animals the wildlands they need to recover. photo credit: Robin Silver
  12. 12. CHINOOK SALMON Dams on rivers in the Northwest kill millions of juvenile Chinook salmon each year and these outdated structures block adults trying to make their way back to spawning grounds. photo credit: Dan Cook, USFWS
  13. 13. In partnership with: The Caterpillar Lab Report Developed By:

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