Connections are the key to conservation

Rivers of carbon is a project that focuses on connecting riparian vegetation, as we know that this creates a micro-climate along the river corridor that protects and restores biodiversity.  New research is showing just how important these connections are as Anna Salleh from ABC Science reports.

“A new tool could help environmental agencies work out the most cost-effective way to protect species. The model optimises the quality and quantity of habitat corridors that connect different sub-populations of a species to maximise resilience in the face of environmental threats, say the researchers.”

“Economist Professor Quentin Grafton of the Australian National University and ecologist Dr Rich Little of the CSIRO publish their research today in the Royal Society journal Open Science.

“The model shows there’s a trade off between the quality and quantity of connections,” says Grafton…”

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