Painted wolves range over large areas and seldom limit their movements to the boundaries of national parks and protected areas.
For their long-term survival, it is critical to promote connectivity in the landscape, by identifying corridors through monitoring and research.
Once key areas are identified, the long-term work of protecting these corridors must begin. To achieve this, it is critical to form and maintain partnerships with communities, private landowners, government agencies, and of course donors and development partners.
If we don’t find ways to conserve large landscapes, the existence of the painted wolf is surely in great peril.