Protecting Plovers

Protecting Plovers Photo

America's national parks provide much-needed habitat to wildlife, of course -- but only while they're there. Migratory species like pronghorn, humpback whales, and the American golden plover, seen here, move in and out of protected area borders and conserving them requires a wide range of measures across landscapes and beyond. These plovers, for example, breed in Arctic Alaska and migrates to wintering grounds thousands of miles away in South America.

The national Park Service (NPS) and outside sources, including WCS, have developed recommendations to conserve these species across locations. Certain programs, like Path of the Pronghorn, provide an optimistic example of a solution for wildlife.

Steve Zack

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