Maintain/restore/create habitat connectivity on farmland
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Habitat destruction and fragmentation are important factors in the decline of some mammal populations. Small patches of habitat support smaller populations and if individuals are unable to move to other suitable areas, populations become isolated. This can make them more vulnerable to extinction. Maintaining, restoring or creating corridors of native vegetation between patches of suitable habitat in agricultural landscapes may help to maintain populations. Some specific actions that may encourage movements through farmland are covered in other interventions, including Plant new or maintain existing hedgerows on farmland and Create uncultivated margins around intensive arable or pasture fields.