Increased habitat connectivity
Revegetation/rehabilitation efforts focused on improving habitat connectivity between remnant patches of vegetation can reduce the impact of barriers such as roads, powerlines and open agricultural land. These barriers can restrict interaction of flora and fauna species within different patches. The movement of flora and fauna between patches and can improve the genetic vigor of species that are vulnerable to genetic decline from isolation or low population numbers.
Suggested indicator: Native vegetation area
Improved habitat connectivity may be associated with:
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|Increased genetic exchange between remaining patches||
Reduced edge effects/pressures leading to:
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Last updated 7 September 2010