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The annual synchronized movements of millions of individuals participating in a journey that has repeated itself for thousands of generations, captivates the imagination. Migration is a strategy to survive, allowing wildlife to:
- Track seasonal food resources
- Escape dry seasons
- Avoid harsh winters
- Evade heavy predation during reproductive periods
Migratory species may have strong ecological influences and fulfill important ecological roles, including:
Last Updated: May 06, 2015