Planning Habitat Restoration: quantity, quality and context

Planning Habitat Restoration: quantity, quality and context

Habitat loss is often to blame when wild animal populations are declining. When we think about habitat loss, we often think of quantity- how many acres of the Amazon rainforest have been burned for agriculture today, or what percent of a watershed is developed land. Quantity of habitat is certainly important when we’re talking about increasing the population of an animal species.

However, protecting species is not a simple math problem- more area doesn’t always equal more animals.

 

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