A Methodology for Standardised Monitoring of Ecological Connectivity
Guidelines for the Analysis of Structural and Functional Connectivity - Output T1.1 “Standardised Methodology for Monitoring”
The possibility to freely move and migrate responds to one of the most important needs of wild animals, after survival and reproduction.
But how can species satisfy this fundamental need when the Earth’s overall terrestrial surface is fragmented into approximately 600 000 individual patches, of which more than half are surfaces that cover less than 1 km2 and only 7% cover areas larger than 100 km2?
By applying the Methodology for Standardised Monitoring of Ecological Connectivity and confirming findings with relevant experts and local stakeholders, decision-makers, planners and implementing authorities can perform a scientifically sound analysis of both structural and functional connectivity to inform the urgently needed next steps to safeguard ecological connectivity.