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Conservation Priority Areas found within Biodiversity Corridors PDF Print E-mail

 

Biodiversity corridors are large, interconnected networks of protected areas and the surrounding land, which are established to protect and conserve biodiversity within a given landscape.  Corridors are efficient strategies for conservation of biodiversity, one reason being that they allow tenurial instrument holders to allocate part of their land holdings for conservation without giving up their land use rights.

 

Corridors are designed to maintain ecosystem and evolutionary processes that dynamically and stochastically occur in tropical systems.  This assists in ensuring the survival and protection of the widest possible range of species unique to a particular region.  Corridors provide a means to reconnect natural habitats and other landscapes for recolonizing flora and fauna and to provide means of genetic exchange.  Corridors are based on the concept of biodiversity assemblages and the need to institutionalize appropriate management approaches in a given area.  They usually comprise a network of parks, reserves and other areas of less intensive use whose management is integrated into biodiversity conservation.  This ensures the survival and protection of the widest possible range of species unique to a particular region.

 

icon Conservation Priority Areas Found Within Biodiversity Corridors (49.97 kB 2011-04-19 02:10:53)

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