Perspective paper on the state-of-play for connectivity conservation in India
Many species are known to use the corridors that often comprise patches of natural habitat embedded in a matrix of plantations, agriculture and villages. Although these areas are currently permeable for wildlife, land use change in the future is likely to break connectivity. There is no law in India which specifically defines wildlife corridors, or prohibits development within, and around them. With a focus on engaging with multiple sectors to ensure corridor conservation, the white paper will discuss possible mechanisms of land use change regulation within corridors and ways to incorporate suggestions in land use change policy.