fbpx

Why are wildlife corridors so important for conservation?

By 30th April 2019 Blog

Wildlife corridors are something that we hear about all the time when talking to field conservationists. They are the essential linkage areas which allow animals to move through the increasingly human-dominated landscape.

As wild areas have degraded and been divided by roads, railways, towns and villages, with lands flooded by dams and broken by industry, links between areas have diminished. Animal populations have divided into smaller and smaller groupings with little contact between them.

So why is this a problem?

This short film sheds light on the importance of wildlife corridors in maintaining connectivity between fragmented habitats and the role it plays in the conservation of the species which depend on these corridors. Concept by Sanjay Gubbi of the Nature Conservation Foundation.  Directed by the renowned wildlife filmmaker Saravana Kumar