In defense of fences
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Human-driven habitat fragmentation reduces global biodiversity and ecosystem functioning (1). R. Woodroffe et al. (“To fence or not to fence,” Perspective, 4 April, p. 46) claim that fencing, despite some positive outcomes (2, 3), overwhelmingly exacerbates fragmentation and negatively affects wildlife conservation. They suggest that fencing should only be considered as a last resort and that fence removal is important for climate change preparedness.
M. Pfeifer, C. Packer, A. C. Burton, A. J. Loveridge, D. MacNulty, and P. J. Platts. "In defense of fences" Science 345.6195 (2014): 389-389.