Establish and maintain wildlife corridors on land, water, and in the air to protect wildlife, reconnect fragmented habitats, and help animals adapt to climate change.
Wildlife corridors are pathways of land, water, and air that serve as natural highways for animals. Corridors vary in size and can span thousands of miles. They are crucial for the survival of many species, including the Florida panther whose range can extend up to two hundred miles, and the globe skimmer dragonfly, which migrates across the Indian Ocean.However, humans have disrupted many of these age-old natural highways with roads, agriculture, and development. This fragmentation undermines ecosystem integrity and prevents animal migration in response to climate stress. Existing corridors need to be protected, old ones restored, and new corridors established in order to protect species, rewild ecosystems, restore degraded land, and support local livelihoods. Corridors are highly compatible with regenerative agriculture, such as agroforestry, and can be expanded with economic incentives, collaborative action, and legal protection.