Science

Landscape of fear and human-predator coexistence: Applying spatial predator-prey interaction theory to understand and reduce carnivore-livestock conflict

In recent decades the 'landscape of fear' has grown in popularity to become a central consideration in wildlife management, and has even been reconceptualized as the 'landscape of coexistence' for understanding human- wildlife conflicts such as …

Potential Impacts of Proposed Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities On Ocelot Recovery in Texas

This report was produced by Defenders of Wildlife, with the support of CCI, to detail the effects three proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities in the Brownsville Ship Channel would have on the future of ocelot recovery in the United States. …

Win-Win: The Endangered Species Act and Our National Parks

This report, produced in collaboration between Defenders of Wildlife and National Parks Conservation Association, demonstrates how national parks and the ESA support each other - a win-win for parks and wildlife.

Desert Tortoise Report

CCI has helped support spatial analyses and mapping to protect desert tortoises, a project led by the Renewable Energy program in Landscape Conservation.

Nature divided, scientists united: US-Mexico border wall threatens biodiversity and binational conservation

Fences and walls erected along international boundaries in the name of national security have unintended but significant consequences for biodiversity (Trouwborst et al. 2016). In North America, along the 3,200 kilometer U.S.-Mexico border, fence and …

The Texas Conservation Plan has not slowed oil and gas well development in dunes sagebrush lizard habitat

**Background:** The dunes sagebrush lizard (Sceloporus arenicolus) is an imperiled species that is restricted to shinnery oak (Quercus havardii) sand dune habitats in southeastern New Mexico and West Texas, USA. This region is also a hotspot of oil …

Dunes Sagebrush Lizard: The Cautionary Tale of a Candidate Species Denied

This white paper explains the problems with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's recent decision to not list the dunes sagebrush lizard and recommends improvements to Service regulations and procedures to address these problems. Our recommendations …