Road Ecology Workshop, Hermosillo, Sonora, México

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Written by Anthony Clevenger, WTI, Canada

On 6 September 2019, Wildlands Mexico, the Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transporte (SCT) and the Sonoran chapter of AMIVTAC (Mexico’s Road Engineers Association) hosted the Second Workshop on Road Ecology in Hermosillo directed primarily at road engineers, engineering and natural resource service contractors and local staff of Transportation Authorities. Invited were local conservation practitioners plus university teachers and students. Approximately 100 participants attended the event. Instructors included, Juan Carlos Bravo, Mirna Manteca and Cecilia Aguilar (Wildlands Mexico), Dr. Anthony Clevenger (WTI), and local transportation authorities.

The workshop covered the following:
• Landscape connectivity and fragmentation as related to species extinction
• Jaguars and other large carnivores as indicators of connectivity in Sonora
• Determining locations and types of crossings for jaguars and other species
• Wildlife crossings designs
• Incorporating wildlife crossings into construction plans and budgets
• Environmental stewardship of road projects from design to operation

For more information contact Juan Carlos Bravo at juancarlos@wildlandsnetwork.org

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