Wildlife Without Borders is a CAVU video campaign about wildlife, public lands and wildlife corridors and their role in New Mexico’s cultures, identities, and lifeways.

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Program Overview

Wildlife Without Borders is a CAVU media initiative to raise the level of awareness and understanding of the importance of wildlife and wildlife habitat to landscapes, local economies, and cultures in the West. 

Wildlife make life in the West possible in more ways than many people understand. While they certainly play a critical role in social and spiritual life for many cultures, they also preserve the integrity of the ecosystems that provide people with food, water, and protection from natural disasters. Wildlife control flooding, pollinate crops, and provide a host of other so-called “ecosystem services” that often go unnoticed or unappreciated. Landscapes where healthy populations of wildlife move freely are more resilient, meaning that both they and their human neighbors are better able to withstand the impacts of climate change and other hazards. 

Like other species worldwide, Western species are endangered by human land use and habitat fragmentation, particularly those caused by infrastructure and natural resource development on our public lands. CAVU is working in a consortium of diverse stakeholders and organizations to provide a dynamic view of the state of wildlife in the West and the solutions that will ensure that their habitat and populations are thriving in the new Western landscape.

Join us for our multimedia campaign including forums and videos as we together define a new Western ethic for stewarding these iconic landscapes.

Video Premiere and Public Forum

at the Lensic

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Series Part 1

  • Wild Life Without Borders