A state-based national network for effective wildlife conservation


Journal Article (Review)

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. © 2012 by American Institute of Biological Sciences. All rights reserved.

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Cited Authors

  • Meretsky, VJ; Maguire, LA; Davis, FW; Stoms, DM; Scott, JM; Figg, D; Goble, DD; Griffith, B; Henke, SE; Vaughn, J; Yaffee, SL

Published Date

  • November 1, 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 62 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 970 - 976

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0006-3568

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1525/bio.2012.62.11.6

Citation Source

  • Scopus