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Human activities like agriculture, rural development and urbanization can create islands of green areas surrounded by cropland, pastures or pavement. This isolates birds and mammals, eventually causing their downfall. By understanding how wildlife use forest corridors, agriculture, rural areas and cities can continue to grow while maintaining healthy animal populations for future generations.
You're out in your yard and you notice several patches of brown grass in your lawn. Your first impulse may be to grab the garden hose and douse the area with water. But, instead of helping, you could be making things much worse.