Ecosystems function across a large scale, and many species need to move across the landscape to forage for food and find breeding partners. Wildlife corridors allow birds, lizards, insects and fish to travel between key areas and extend their habitats.
Wildlife Corridors, or Ecological Corridors, are a combination of trees, planted areas, and waterways that link significant ecological areas or habitats together. As well as enabling wildlife to travel through, these corridors also allow for seed dispersal so that native tree and plant diversity can be enriched. Enhancing or developing these corridors helps nature to flourish.
Increasing species diversity makes them more resilient to extreme weather events, pest infestations, diseases and other disasters. If multiple key areas are connected, it helps ensure the long-term survival of the species as they will be more diverse and robust.
Wildlife corridors can be small in size, through your garden or property, or they can cross property lines and even entire cities.