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Mountain roads act as corridors for elevational range shifts of both native and non-native plants

Roads act act corridors, to the benefit of humans and the sometimes benefit of plants and animals.  They help move people around, but they also fragment landscapes.  They provide paths for native species to expand, but also allow non-native species [...]

By | April 28th, 2016|Climate Change, Digests|

Monarch population increases amid plans to build 1500-mile migration corridor

A recent study by the World Wildlife Fund has shown an increase in migratory monarch butterfly populations in the past year. The monarch famously migrates up to 3,000 miles from Canada and the United States to overwinter in the Oyamel [...]

By | April 21st, 2016|Corridors in Management, Digests|

Designing ecological corridors prior to infrastructure development in Romania

Habitat loss and fragmentation are commonly regarded as being among the greatest threats to biodiversity.   The impact of infrastructure development on wildlife populations, especially the construction of highways, has become an issue of increasing concern. Europe is characterized by a [...]

By | April 11th, 2016|Corridors in Management, Digests|

Protecting the path for bats through Brazil’s largest savannah

The Brazilian Cerrado is the largest continuous savannah in South America and considered to be the most biodiverse savannah in the world. Included in this biodiversity is over 100 species of bats, more than 10% of all bat species in [...]

By | March 21st, 2016|Climate Change, Digests|