Yellingbo to Butterfield Project

Wildlife Corridors

Wildlife corridors are connections across the landscape that link up areas of habitat. They support natural processes that occur in a healthy environment, including the movement of species to find resources, such as food and water. Corridors can contribute to the resilience of the landscape in a changing climate and help to reduce future greenhouse gas emissions by storing carbon in native vegetation. They can also support multiple land uses such as conservation, farming and forestry. See here for more information.

For land use practices that contribute to wildlife corridors see here

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Private land conservation

As important custodians of Australia’s environment, private landholders can contribute to the development of wildlife corridors by retaining, restoring and managing valuable ecological links between formal protected areas and other complementary land uses. Participation in the development and maintenance of wildlife corridors is voluntary. A range of Australian Government and other incentives—such as Caring for our Country, the Biodiversity Fund and local catchment programs—exist to support and encourage private landholders to undertake conservation management on their lands. (Department of Sustainability Environment Water Population and Communities. (2012). National Wildlife Corridors Plan: A framework for landscape-scale conservation, (p. 4). Canberra: Australian Government.


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For further information see Yellingbo to Butterfield Project case study.