Biological Corridor

Natural or Mixed WHS located in a Biological Corridor.

A Biological Corridor (a.k.a. Wildlife Corridor or Habitat Corridor)"is an area of habitat connecting wildlife populations separated by human activities or structures (such as roads, development, or logging). This allows an exchange of individuals between populations, which may help prevent the negative effects of inbreeding and reduced genetic diversity (via genetic drift) that often occur within isolated populations. Corridors may also help facilitate the re-establishment of populations that have been reduced or eliminated due to random events (such as fires or disease)." (wiki - Wildlife corridor)

Generally, three types of corridor are distinguished: Regional, Sub-regional and Local. The Connection is limited to WHS located in Region or Sub-regional corridors. The Corridor must extend beyond the boundaries of the WHS.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Calakmul Calakmul Sian Ka'an Corridor (part of the MesoAmerican Biological Corridor)
Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Part of Y2Y (Yellowstone to Yukon)
Chitwan National Park part of the "Teria Arc"
Darien National Park Mesoamerican Biological Corridor
Everglades part of the "Florida Wildlife Corridor"
Great Smoky Mountains Appalachian Trail Corridor "The Appalachian Trail’s protected corridor (a swath of land averaging about 1,000 feet in width) encompasses more than 250,000 acres, making it one of the largest units of the National Park System in the eastern United States. The corridor passes through some of the most significant and rare ecosystems remaining along the East Coast, and harbors more than 80 globally rare species. The protection of habitat within this corridor preserves connectivity between populations of not only rare species, but the hundreds of other species that persist only in this mountainous region."
Greater Blue Mountains part of the "Great Eastern Ranges Initiative"
Guanacaste Mesoamerican Biological Corridor
Los Katios National Park Mesoamerican Biological Corridor
Machu Picchu part of "Vilcambamba- Amboro Conservation Corridor"
Manu National Park part of "Vilcambamba- Amboro Conservation Corridor"
Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve Mesoamerican Biological Corridor
Sian Ka'an Calakmul Sian Ka'an Corridor (part of the MesoAmerican Biological Corridor)
Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves Mesoamerican Biological Corridor
Waterton Glacier International Peace Park Part of Y2Y (Yellowstone to Yukon)
Wet Tropics of Queensland part of the "Great Eastern Ranges Initiative"
Yellowstone Part of Y2Y (Yellowstone to Yukon)

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A connection should:

  1. Not be "self evident"
  2. Link at least 3 different sites
  3. Not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
  4. Add some knowledge or insight (whether significant or trivial!) about WHS for the users of this site
  5. Be explained, with reference to a source