Two new studies show that increasing connectivity between protected areas is a feasible conservation option that can have huge benefits for biodiversity.
Corridor creation by the group Borderlands Restoration leads to a "restoration economy" that helps both the land and the people living on it.
Conserving Nature’s Stage is a new concept that encapsulates efforts to focus conservation attention on the diversity of physical environments found on Earth. If conserved, this “geodiversity” sets the stage for the actors – the [...]
One of the most vexing problems in corridor design is: how wide should corridors be? This may be the most frequent question I am asked by land managers who are planning to create or restore [...]
Corridors are popular in conservation, as they make intuitive sense to conservationists, scientists, and the broader public. But, creating effective corridors that actually promote conservation of biodiversity takes careful planning, based on knowledge of the [...]
A new article about conservation corridors is a must read for researchers who want to make progress in understanding how corridors work, and for land managers who want to understand whether their corridors are accomplishing [...]
What does it take, when starting from ground zero – forest that has been converted to pasture – to identify and build a new, functioning corridor? I struggle to find good examples. Most corridors are [...]
The strongest influence of climate change in reducing biodiversity will likely come through the interaction between climate change and habitat fragmentation. As climate warms, species are naturally expected to shift their ranges to cooler places. [...]
Corridors are envisioned to benefit biodiversity -- re-connecting landscapes that have become fragmented, and providing safe passage for plants and animals across landscapes that are increasingly dominated by humans. Yet, corridors could cause harm to [...]
Corridors have proliferated in the past decade. Not just plans for corridors, or lines drawn on a map as hypothetical connections, but real corridors intended for the conservation of biodiversity. A recent special feature on [...]
Efforts are underway to create Turkey's first corridor. The new 82km long corridor will conserve over 23,000 ha. The corridor will protect Turkey's great diversity of plants and animals, including the Caucasian lynx, brown bear, [...]
Increasing temperatures due to climate change can be particularly detrimental to boreal species that rely on extensive snow depth and snow persistence into early spring for breeding. If seasonal winter conditions shorten each year and [...]
The Metatron Experiment A new, large experimental network of corridors promises to test aspects of corridor function that are nearly impossible to control in observational studies. The Metatron consists of a series of enclosed [...]