Landscape Connectivity Science and Practice: Ways Forward for Large Ranging Species and Their Landscapes

Posted on 14 May 2020

For connectivity to function in practice it requires some fundamental shifts away from current thinking and approaches: we need a conceptual shift away from linear corridors to seeing landscapes through a permeability lens; we need to enhance monitoring and develop thresholds for connectivity; we need to move away from management of corridors to engagement strategies with communities; we need regulatory frameworks for connectivity; and we need corridor planning and functioning across the board to be underpinned by principles that bind wildlife movement needs with development agendas and future needs of people. These major recommendations and actions to contribute toward them are detail here.