The creation of reserve networks throughout North America is vital in order to ward off habitat fragmentation that threatens biodiversity, maintain John Terborgh and Michael Soule in the following viewpoint. The authors argue that wildlife corridors—swaths of protected habitat that link wildlife reserves—are necessary to enable animals to move from one reserve to another to protect biodiversity. Terborgh is professor of environmental science at Duke University. Soule is a research professor in environmental studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
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