From Wyoming to California

Cited by UC Davis

Photo from Wildlife Health Center UC Davis

Scientists and collaborative effort often bring together the most unexpected partners. From the wide open spaces of Wyoming, where the largest urban area is less than 100,000 people, the wildlife biologists of the University of Wyoming, led by Holly Ernest found that extensive fragmentation and encroachment of massive development and sprawl are having a critical impact on Southern California urban and coastal mountain lions. Like the canary in the mine, this is a wake up call for how we, as humans, plan our development and impact fragile and declining habitat for species across the planet.

https://www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2022/01/uw-researcher-leads-study-indicating-southern-california-mountain-lions-genetic-connectivity-dangerously-low.html?fbclid=IwAR0RBvKSOZHiUbxneRU5sATcFJYR52USKR_rhFJwLBhDC1SyJxmsoNcGhw0