Two or more areas of habitat can be joined by what is referred to as a wildlife corridor. These allow movement of plants and animals around the landscape which, in turn, assists in both reproduction and colonization. Planting or regenerating corridors on private properties helps arrest biodiversity decline though reducing habitat fragmentation and loss. As Land for Wildlife SEQ notes:

When native vegetation is cleared, fragmented patches or islands of vegetation are created resulting in the isolation of many plant and animal species. This in turn reduces the viability of ecosystems and the populations of species within them. Ultimately, this can result in severe biodiversity decline and local extinctions. Taking a landscape view across both public and private lands can highlight where wildlife corridors are required to reconnect fragmented patches of vegetation.

We are working on a corridor on our property which will eventually connect the regrowth on our neighbour’s side of the fence on our southern boundary, run through our property to the northern boundary, which will link to vegetation on another neighbour's property.

More detailed Information On Wildlife Corridors

Land For Wildlife

CSIRO

NRM Advisory Series Note 15

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