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5 Things You Need to Know About Wildlife Corridors

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5. Governments need to play a role

Animals and plants don’t care much about political borders. Many habitats overlap different countries, and many important wildlife corridors (natural or artificial) cross state lines. That’s why cooperation from governments is crucial, and while it’s probably too much to expect that legislators will be very knowledgeable in that area, we should at least make sure that they are disposed to listen to the experts and make forward-looking decisions to help protect many precious species and habitats.

And of course, you can play a role too, either by supporting your favorite environmental NGO, or by bringing habitat conservation to the attention of your political representatives!

This post was originally published by Treehugger.

 

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7:51AM PDT on Mar 12, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

4:56PM PDT on Apr 17, 2012

That was very interesting and helpful.

11:54AM PST on Jan 19, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

6:05AM PST on Jan 2, 2012

Thankyou for this vital information. Very interesting indeed.

6:48PM PST on Dec 30, 2011

Someone should point out that annual migrations of animals play a critical role in factors we don't always see. For example, the wildebeest migrations from Tanzania into Kenya are VITAL in keeping grasslands arable, fertilized, seeded, etc.

And, of course, carnivores depend on migrations.

9:09AM PST on Dec 16, 2011

I was interested to see the interest in wildlife corridors, as the World Land Trust is funding several of these, in India (for elephants and tigers etc), as well as in Argentina and other parts of South America. They are definitely a good use of scarce funding, and more details are on our website.
John Burton, CEO, WorldLand Trust

8:50AM PST on Dec 9, 2011

Interesting read, thank you.

7:41AM PST on Dec 3, 2011

interesting article, thanks for sharing :)

12:50PM PST on Nov 25, 2011

Many persons are not aware of this although they should be if they give it a reasonable second thought. It should be obvious that confinement is unatural, even if it is on a large scale, to most preditors and grazers. Thank you very much for bringing it to our attention though. They are many variables to consider when trying to provide a safe haven for these animals, and we must take care to overlook none of them.

12:23AM PST on Nov 19, 2011

thanks for the info. love the pictures.

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