Applying Nature's Design: Corridors as a Strategy for Biodiversity Conservation

Applying Nature's Design: Corridors as a Strategy for Biodiversity Conservation

by Anthony B. Anderson, Clinton N. Jenkins
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0231134118

ISBN-13: 9780231134118

Pub. Date: 01/04/2006

Publisher: Columbia University Press

The fragmenting of habitats is endangering animal populations and degrading or destroying many plant populations throughout the world. To address this problem, conservationists have increasingly turned to biological corridors, areas of land set aside to facilitate the movement of species and ecological processes. However, while hundreds of corridor initiatives are

Overview

The fragmenting of habitats is endangering animal populations and degrading or destroying many plant populations throughout the world. To address this problem, conservationists have increasingly turned to biological corridors, areas of land set aside to facilitate the movement of species and ecological processes. However, while hundreds of corridor initiatives are under way worldwide, there is little practical information to guide their design, location, and management. Applying Nature's Design offers a comprehensive overview of current knowledge on corridors, their design, and their implementation. Anthony B. Anderson and Clinton N. Jenkins examine a variety of conceptual and practical issues associated with corridors and provide detailed case studies from around the world. Their work considers how to manage and govern corridors, how to build support among various interest groups for corridors, and the obstacles to implementation. In addition to assessing various environmental and ecological challenges, the authors are the first to consider the importance of socioeconomic and political issues in creating and maintaining corridors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231134118
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
01/04/2006
Series:
Issues, Cases, and Methods in Biodiversity Conservation Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents


List of Figures     vii
Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     1
Landscape Connectivity and Corridors     2
Contents of the Book     6
The Book in Context     10
Conceptual Foundations of Corridors     11
Conceptual Foundations     11
Terminology and Types of Corridors     18
Corridor Controversy     21
Corridor Design     27
Corridor Context     28
Corridor Objectives as a Basis for Design     29
Corridor Design Elements     35
Steps in Corridor Design     45
Corridor Implementation     51
How Do You Manage Corridors?     51
What Are the Obstacles to Implementing Corridors?     55
How Do You Build Support for Corridors?     61
What Are Effective Incentives for Corridors?     66
How Should Corridors Be Governed?     73
An Integrated Implementation Strategy     77
Case Studies     81
Methodology     81
Forest Corridors for Lion Tamarins in the Atlantic Forest     83
The Talamanca-Caribbean Corridor, Costa Rica     95
A Corridor Network for Wildlife in Florida, USA     106
The Y2Y Corridor in the U.S. and Canadian Rocky Mountains     124
Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument: A "Wildlife Highway" for the Klamath-Siskiyou Ecoregion     143
The Lower Kinabatangan River Corridor, Malaysia     157
The Terai Arc Landscape of India and Nepal     169
Restoring Landscape Linkages in the Veluwe Region, the Netherlands     184
Notes     197
References     203
Index     215

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