It's not uncommon for these terms to be used interchangeably, although this use is rooted in misconceptions. It's important to note the distinct difference between corridors and crossings to effectively educate and advocate for wildlife connectivity.
The first-ever IUCN 'Guidelines for conserving connectivity through ecological networks and corridors' was just released. The Guidelines define the spaces meant to maintain, enhance, and restore connectivity; summarize best-available science; and recommend ways to formalize designated ecological corridors and networks.
The Center recently conducted a connectivity analysis for the Custer Gallatin National Forest, modeling what could become a new approach to forest planning with landscape connectivity in mind.
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