What is Connectivity?

What is ecological connectivity, and why is it so essential for the health of planet Earth and its inhabitants?

Ecological connectivity is the unimpeded movement of species and the flow of natural processes that sustain life on Earth. Because animals need to move for their survival, maintaining connections between habitat areas is key to saving biodiversity and increasing resilience to climate change. It is not enough to have protected areas; these lands and waters must be connected to one another.

In this two-minute video, leaders from the Center for Landscape Conservation and a few of our partners weigh in on the critical importance of connectivity and why it is the cornerstone of our work around the world.

Banner photo: Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge In Idaho – USFWS/Lena Chang

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