Approaches to Corridor Planning: Transitioning TAMARIN from Mata Atlantica to Madagascar

  • Karl Morrison
  • Charlotte Boyd
  • Keith Alger
  • Miroslav Honzák
Part of the Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects book series (DIPR)


Effective long-term species conservation requires a conservation approach targeted at all scales at which biodiversity occurs, from the scale of species occurrences to the scale of populations and the ecological processes needed to sustain them (Noss, 2002). Protected area- and site-level initiatives have proven to be effective at protecting habitat, even when resources for effective management are lacking (Bruner et al, 2001), but protected areas alone are often of insufficient size to sustain viable populations of the species they are designed to protect (see, for example, Newmark, 1995). The total area accessible to conservation target species can be increased by connecting protected areas through biological corridors and stepping stones of habitat (Beier and Noss, 1998). But even with large protected areas and effective connectivity networks, human population pressures and incompatible land and resource use in surrounding areas can compromise biodiversity conservation...


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karl Morrison
    • 1
  • Charlotte Boyd
    • 1
  • Keith Alger
    • 1
  • Miroslav Honzák
    • 1
  1. 1.Conservation InternationalWashington, D.C.USA

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