News & CommentConservation Biology

Are Wildlife Corridors the Right Path?

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Science  01 Dec 1995:
Vol. 270, Issue 5241, pp. 1428-1430
DOI: 10.1126/science.270.5241.1428


The popular strategy of connecting patches of otherwise isolated habitat is at the center of a major conservation debate. Many ecologists and conservation activists argue that such corridors are critical to maintaining biodiversity and could save many endangered species. But others counter that there is little evidence that animals need these corridors and that buying corridor land precludes spending money on more scientifically certain conservation efforts.