Wildlife Corridors

 

If you want to design long-term conservation projects that also include large animals such as elephants or big cats, it is important to protect large areas or effectively network even smaller areas so that a genetic exchange can take place within each species and even over longer periods does not come to a genetic impoverishment. This requires large areas, or at least corridor-linked areas, especially in large animals, which often travel over long distances.
Wildlife corridors can be much more than just secure wildlife trails between two protected areas. This is certainly a first step, and if it can be realized, much is achieved. Wildlife corridors, as we understand them, could also be models for a peaceful coexistence between man and nature, experimental areas on which to try again, which has proven itself for tens of thousands of years.
Humans and wildlife share a common habitat. (Extensive) Agriculture, agroforestry, forests with a very high proportion of edible tree crops, so-called "food forests" and generally wild-friendly cultivation methods can be applied in these corridor zones in order to create a transnational network between protected areas and national parks. Perhaps in these corridors the crucial nature protection for the future will emerge, because here we can learn, more than in protected by human settlement areas, how a coexistence of wild animals and humans can be implemented.