Bandages for Wounded Landscapes: Faunal Corridors and Their Role in Wildlife Conservation in the Americas

  • S. G. W. Laurance
  • W. F. Laurance
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 162)


The loss and fragmentation of natural habitats is probably the single greatest threat to the world’s biological diversity. Fragmentation has a variety of effects including the isolation of habitat remnants, a sharp increase in the amount of habitat edge and, often, a disproportionate loss of certain habitat types — such as accessible areas on fertile, well-drained soils that are most productive for agriculture (Laurance et al. 1999).


Forest Edge Riparian Corridor Corridor Width Habitat Corridor Habitat Remnant 
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