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From Yellowstone to Yukon: Making the case for large landscape conservation

Although parks and protected areas are essential for biodiversity, alone they cannot conserve healthy populations of animals that need huge areas to roam – species like grizzly bears, wolves, and wolverines. Achieving large landscape conservation requires connecting core habitat areas, creating corridors that let wildlife move freely and thrive. The Yellowstone to Yukon (Y2Y) vision is one of the first and best known large landscape, collaborative conservation projects in the world, stretching across the Canadian and American Rocky Mountains. Its success is based on a combination of rigourous science, natural resource management, and community and policy engagement. Nearly 25 years after Y2Y was born, protected areas across the 1.3 million sq km region have almost doubled. Furthermore, the region contains arguably the world’s most progressive highway crossing structures, reducing wildlife-vehicle collisions and improving habitat connectivity.

Join Y2Y’s Conservation Scientist Aerin Jacob on a trip across the Yellowstone to Yukon region, exploring how grassroots efforts from scientists and communities can scale up to connect and protect this incredible mountain landscape.

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