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© Joan Tanner
The Huatulco National Park has the finest preserved tropical dry rainforest in Mexico, an spectacular ecosystem that changes dramatically between the rainy and dry seasons which harbors many endemic species like the Citreoline Trogon, Orange-breasted Bunting or the Goldencheeked Woodpecker.This quick guide presents the illustrations of 115 species of birds common to the Huatulco National Park, including 13 species of endemic birds.
Magdalena Bay is a natural reserve for birds with its many islands, estuaries and channels. The bay is protected from the Pacific ocean waves by the islands of Magdalena and Santa Margarita. This quick guide presents illustrations of more than 100 species of birds found commonly around Magdalena Bay.
Guerrero Negro in Baja California Sur is known for its marine lagoons that are the foremost calving site of the grey whale. Yet an impressive array of more than 200 bird species inhabits the area which is the most important wintering site for migrants like the red knot, marbled godwit, short-billed dowitcher, brant goose as well as many others and one of the most important breeding sites for the osprey. This quick guide presents illustrations of more than 100 species of birds found commonly around Guerrero Negro.
Mexico harbors 45% of all cetacean species (whales, beaked whales, dolphins and porpoises) in the world, and the state of Baja California Sur registers 33% of the total species found in the country. This quick guide presents the illustrations of 27 species of cetaceans found in Baja California Sur.
Canada Lynx, © Jean Pierre Grosemans
The guide, the second in our series on wildlife conservation under the Forest Service’s 2012 Planning Rule, is designed to help people develop effective connectivity conservation strategies in forest plans. The Planning for Connectivity guide is intended to be used in tandem with the more comprehensive Planning for Diversity guide.
Located on the tip of the Alaska Peninsula, Izembek National Wildlife Refuge is internationally recognized as an important wetland, protected as a wildlife refuge and designated as a wilderness area. It’s one of Alaska’s most ecologically diverse wildlife refuges, with lagoons, tundra and stunning mountain peaks.
forest, © Lindsay Kaun
Planning for Diversity is a guide to national forest planning to conserve America’s wildlife. The guide provides a roadmap and recommendations for people working on national forest plan revisions and navigating the complex diversity requirements of the new Forest Service planning regulations.
The 10 guiding principles for ecosystem services assessments are designed to encourage thorough assessments that take into consideration ecological, social, and economic values—an interdisciplinary approach that examines interdependent relationships.
This paper offers a framework for use by public and private entities who manage natural resources. It focuses on the maintenance and restoration of ecological integrity to help ensure that natural systems continue to provide intrinsic value and benefits to human communities.
Defenders of Wildlife reviewed 11 recent reports on climate science, impacts and vulnerability of terrestrial, freshwater and marine wildlife and habitats. Here, we have compiled the key findings for U.S. Forest Service leaders and staff and members of the public interested in helping vulnerable species and landscapes survive the changes ahead.