Threats

  • Increasing industrial development, particularly energy and mineral extraction, that fragments habitat, severs connectivity, and dewilds landscapes;
  • Economic pressures to convert working lands and the lack of incentives for private land stewardship;
  • Intensifying impacts of climate change;
  • Decreasing water quantity and quality due to climate change, unchecked development, and industrial-scale agriculture;
  • The lack of a large, diverse, and durable base of conservation power;
  • Rapid rates of urbanization that are disconnecting people from wild nature;
  • A dominant conservation paradigm that doesn’t approach conservation systemically and doesn’t embody the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.

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