We are pleased to announce the publication of our 2020 Annual Report, in which we share some of our exciting work that took place over the past year.
While it was a year full of challenges for all of us, we forged ahead with our efforts to reverse fragmentation, restore nature’s resilience to climate change, and support community-led action. You’ll read stories illustrating the impact we have made, both locally and globally, with the help of our valued supporters and partners.
Here are just a few highlights from the Annual Report:
- The Center continued on-the-ground efforts to support the work of the sovereign tribes of Montana as they lead the development of climate-adaptation and land-use plans.
- We worked with states to advance connectivity policy; 13 U.S. states have now enacted wildlife corridor legislation or executive orders.
- On behalf of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas, we released the first-ever, international “Guidelines for Conserving Connectivity through Ecological Networks and Corridors.”
- The Center focused on its journey to better understand the connection between conservation, our work, and the principles of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Our fight to combat ecological fragmentation has never been more urgent. Fragmented landscapes isolate and weaken animal populations, increase the risk of disease spillover from animals to humans, and disrupt the natural cycles we rely on for food, water, and clean air. As we continue to face a global pandemic, we are reminded that ecological connectivity conservation is a means to protect and restore health—the health of landscapes, wildlife, and people.
We hope you will join us in celebrating what we have accomplished—together—in 2020, while we look ahead to tackling the challenges of 2021 with large-scale, science-based, and inclusive solutions.