Unnatural Barriers: How the Boom in Fences Is Harming Wildlife

  • by Jim Robbins, Yale Environment 360
  • 17-Mar-2022 12:00

A global boom in fencing, another threat to biodiversity

From the U.S. West to Mongolia, fences are going up rapidly as border barriers and livestock farming increase. Now, a growing number of studies are showing the impact of these fences, from impeding wildlife migrations to increasing the genetic isolation of threatened species.

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