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
     
 

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

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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.

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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

1Introduction1
2Conceptual foundations of corridors11
3Corridor design27
4Corridor implementation51
5Case studies81
Case 1Forest corridors for lion tamarins in the Atlantic Forest83
Case 2The Talamanca-Caribbean corridor, Costa Rica95
Case 3A corridor network for wildlife in Florida, USA106
Case 4The Y2Y corridor in the U.S. and Canadian Rocky Mountains124
Case 5Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument : a "wildlife highway" for the Klamath-Siskiyou ecoregion143
Case 6The lower Kinabatangan River corridor, Malaysia157
Case 7The Terai arc landscape of India and Nepal169
Case 8Restoring landscape linkages in the Veluwe region, the Netherlands184

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