Critical Connections

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In 2015, researchers began a multi-year project to track and study migratory birds that spend their summer in Denali and their winter in points throughout the tropics. This first video explores why studying migratory birds is so important, and how it's such a difficult endeavor compared to studying Denali's year-round residents.

Many national parks exist to protect wildlife - but how do you protect animals like migratory birds that leave a park for six months or more? First, you must understand where they go.

The Critical Connections Program is an effort to expand our knowledge about the year-round needs of the migratory wildlife of Alaska’s National Parklands. It is also used to provide park managers and others with essential information for implementing conservation strategies for these migratory species.

Explore the articles below to learn more about this fascinating project.

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