Conservation Corridor Digests
A fence constructed to protect endangered cassowaries in northern Australia impedes the ability of many organisms- including cassowaries themselves- to use a large habitat corridor.
A study of fruit bat genetics examines whether the San Juan-La Selva biological corridor in Costa Rica protects connectivity between bat populations despite ongoing agricultural intensification from surrounding pineapple plantations.
The Altamaha River corridor in Southeastern Georgia is an example of government, nonprofit groups, and industry coming together to protect natural habitats and biodiversity.
Genetic variation in earthworms (yes, earthworms) is impacted by habitat fragmentation above-ground, where landscape features can act as barriers or corridors to those species underground.
Fish that migrate from sea to freshwater may struggle to adapt to climate change, especially if intersystem connectivity is blocked.
New legislation that is more lenient about preserving riparian corridors in the Amazon's "arc of deforestation" may have a big impact on forest-dwelling mammals and whether their populations can stay connected.
Bat diversity and morphogical traits vary between habitats such as protected forest, shade-grown coffee plantations, and open canopy tea plantations.
Incorporating climate projections into connectivity planning is crucial to protect species on the move
A climate-informed approach to connectivity mapping leads to more accurate and useful linkages in a human-modified landscape.
The recently established Fundación Reserva La Esperanza works to conserve, educate, and connect habitats that support numerous endemic species in western Colombia.
A nationwide climate change vulnerability assessment reveals potential pathways for thousands of plant species, but with different management implications.
Prioritizing corridors spatially at the scale that management actions occur ensures that conservation priorities can be met.
A new framework provides habitat network design principles to maintain connectivity in the face of land-use and climate change.
The open-source program LandScape Corridors provides another tool for the design toolbox, which can be easily organized with our new Connectivity Toolbox Decision Guide.
Human-leopard conflict in Pakistan is fueled by human encroachment in corridors and the greater availability of livestock compared to natural prey.
Forest growth and carbon storage increase with proximity to the edge in temperate broadleaf forests, but edge effects also make forests more vulnerable to climate change.