Moving away from paper corridors in Southeast Asia

Jain, Anuj, Chong, Kwek Yan, Chua, Marcus Aik Hwee, and Clements, Gopalasamy (2014) Moving away from paper corridors in Southeast Asia. Conservation Biology, 28 (4). pp. 889-891.

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[Extract] Among biodiversity conservation solutions, corridors often receive much public and political support. Nonbiologists can easily connect with the concept (Van Der Windt & Swart 2008), and corridors have the potential to reach a middle ground between land development and biodiversity conservation. However, this political convenience can be taken too far, especially given that corridors need substantial research and planning to be successful. At best, a poorly implemented corridor is a waste of public funds; at worst, it is a consolation measure that legitimizes habitat destruction. Corridors may even accelerate the decline of rare native species by allowing invasive species to spread easily across the landscape (Beier et al. 2008). Recently, attention has been directed toward distilling the best practices in designing linkages (Beier et al. 2008; Lacher & Wilkerson 2013) to help practitioners maximize ecological connectivity while avoiding common pitfalls.

Item ID: 35041
Item Type: Article (Editorial)
ISSN: 1523-1739
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2014 23:55
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050104 Landscape Ecology @ 20%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 80%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960805 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales @ 100%
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