Nearly 700 species of flightless mammal could be barred entry to cooler habitats due to national borders by 2070.
Australia’s dingo fences, built to protect livestock from wild dogs, stretch for thousands of kilometers.
Millions of miles of fences crisscross the Earth’s surface. They divide ecosystems and affect wild species in ways that often are harmful, but are virtually unstudied.
In 1924, Canberra’s civic planners placed a ban on front fences to stop people forming ghettos.
In a time of populist momentum to ‘build a wall’, your front fence says more than you think.
Livestock guardian dog breeds, such as Maremma, are often raised with and trained to consider themselves part of a livestock herd and so protect their herd from threats.
All three of the methods found to be most effective at protecting livestock do not involve killing carnivores.
Mala, also known as rufous hare-wallabies, will be protected behind an enormous cat-proof fence.
Conservation fences create a few hundred square kilometres of safety for vulnerable native animals surrounded by 7.6 million lethal square kilometres.
A Wildebeeste, or Gnu.
Africa’s famous animal migrations are increasingly blocked by fences, erected by farmers to keep their livestock safe from disease. But a new approach aims to deliver healthy beef and healthy wildlife.
In the Serengeti wildebeest will move more than 2000km during their annual migration.
Many mammals depend on large areas and trans-boundary conservation for their survival. When this is obstructed it can have a catastrophic impact on animal populations.
The debate around whether fences aid or curb poaching continues while units try hunt poachers.
Dropping fences can help the fight against poaching by inviting the people living in surrounding areas to take care of the animals.