Connected landscapes are necessary for wildlife and, according to hundreds of the world’s largest companies, a great business opportunity as well. The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) just released the first ever, corporate “Call to Action” to conserve connected landscapes. The WBCSD makes the business case for connectivity conservation in its new report.
Intact natural systems must be a priority of society. In nature, the sum is very much greater than its parts. However, in circumstances where landscapes have been fragmented, even in the urbanest of environments, connectivity can be employed as the green architectural framework for large-scale conservation. In a fragmented world, national parks and wildland areas can be considered the heart, lungs, and organs of nature, and connectivity is the circulatory system that sustains these organs.