Forest fragmentation

Forest fragmentation
Image credit: Tony O’Dempsey

Our Nature Reserves are not contiguous from the perspective of their inhabitants.

Reservoirs, pipelines, roads, military facilities and security fences form barriers to wildlife movement, effectively reducing their habitat range and population size. Fragmentation also prevents individuals from mating across isolated patches, resulting in degrading gene pools. Surface engineering activities will contribute to further fragmentation, painting a grim picture for the future of CCNR’s flora and fauna.

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