The role of ecological corridors in reconnecting fragmented habitats
The research conducted by our company’s partners, involved in the theoretical approach of ecological corridors, studying concepts like species’ dispersion and its correlation with ecological corridors, mapping of fragmentation issues, either for geographically vulnerable areas (e.g. islands) or for areas with different characteristics (forested, urban, etc.), and the benefits of ecological corridors concerning the type of existing habitats and the profile of the species using them.
The basic functional principles of ecological corridors and their type and size, formed the basis for the analytical approach of experimental methods globally applied, by using statistics and indicators that capture the problem of connectivity and lead to possible addressing solutions.
Environment: Our partners have conducted a research in order to imprint the current problem of connectivity loss between fragmented habitats. The significant deterioration that is variously reflected in natural environment has strongly influenced habitats’ connectivity, in the sense of preventing free communication of fauna and flora among them. Based on the survey of major fragmentation problems, valuable conclusions were exported about the behavior pattern of different species, for which the habitats are essential for their welfare. At the same time, many of the management methods to address the fragmentation problem were studied and evaluated. Therefore, we have gained considerable experience in the context of integrated and effective management of fragmented areas, which is the cornerstone for an integrated environmental and ecosystem protection.