Conservation Corridor Digests
Samples from an urban river network in New Jersey show that invasive plant species use waterways just as well as natives, but large-scale, coordinated management may help keep them in check.
Community response to climate change is dependent on both species interactions and spatial structure, often in species- and context-specific ways.
A new study finds that habitat-based conservation strategies such as corridors and habitat restoration cannot sufficiently compensate species’ range loss caused by climate change.
Complementary methods reveal the amount of habitat connectivity in Tanzania, the only country in Africa to have assessed its wildlife corridors at the national scale.
Frogs and reptiles in agricultural Australia act as guinea pigs for testing the predictive ability of landscape models that focus on patch-matrix concepts.
A new study of whale sharks in the Indian Ocean uses satellite telemetry to identify important unprotected habitats and migration pathways.
The loss of sea ice due to climate change will likely have serious and largely unknown effects on animal movement in the Arctic.
Across Europe, wild boars are using stream corridors to move into cities and wreak havoc on human property, requiring management that both reduces boar populations as well as breaks up natural corridors.
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.