Aune, K., P. Beier, J. Hilty and F. Shilling
The guidance in this document was derived from extensive literature review and the collective wisdom of participants in the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) “Best Science” for ecological connectivity held in Boulder Colorado. It is our intention to provide a quick summary of the current state of connectivity science and offer practical guidance on the best practices, tools and important considerations for conducting a science based connectivity assessment and integrating that into conservation planning. The focus of our guidance is toward terrestrial ecosystem management but many of the principles apply to conserving aquatic connectivity which is extremely important from a global and regional perspective.
The Wildlife Conservation Society