Jaguars on the move: modeling movement to mitigate fragmentation from road expansion in the Mayan Forest

  title={Jaguars on the move: modeling movement to mitigate fragmentation from road expansion in the Mayan Forest},
  author={Fernando Colchero and Dalia A. Conde and C. Manterola and C. Ch{\'a}vez and Andr{\'o}meda Rivera and Gerardo Ceballos},
  journal={Animal Conservation},
Road‐induced habitat fragmentation is one of the greatest threats to large carnivores. Wildlife passes have been used to reduce fragmentation by mitigating the effects of roads as barriers to animal movement. However, direct observations of animals crossing roads are extremely rare and thus indirect methods are necessary to locate crossings. Yet, current methods fail to incorporate the animals' movement behavior and thus have little predictive power. Based on the principles of resource… 

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