The role of corridors in conservation: Solution or bandwagon?

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Corridors are currently a major buzzword in conservation biology and landscape ecology. These linear landscape features may perform numerous functions, but it is their role in facilitating movement of fauna that has attracted much recent debate. The database supporting the idea of corridors acting as faunal conduits is remarkably small, and few studies have actually demonstrated that movement along corridors is important for any given species. Such data are very difficult to obtain, and conservation biologists are thus faced with the problem of whether to recommend the allocation of resources to corridors on the assumption that they may be important.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-392
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Ecology and Evolution
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1992
Externally publishedYes


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