In this project, we work with partners in the study landscape to understand the evidence base used in decision-making for the restoration process for wildlife corridors. Is the evidence base effective? exhaustive?
Funded by the Science for Nature and People Partnership SNAPP Team, we are currently co-creating interdisciplinary evidence that can inform tree restoration in agricultural landscapes in a way that balances the needs of people with the ecological targets of the restoration. Specifically, CORRESTOR aims to
- Synthesize data to map benefits and drawbacks from wildlife corridor restoration projects in the agricultural landscape, evaluate conflict tolerance and identify mitigation solutions
- Use the evidence to answer questions on what tree species to plant to benefit wildlife and people, and how to manage corridors for ecological and human well-being
- Work with farmers (small-holder and industry), government and the conservation sector to co-develop guidance for practice and policy contexts, to guide natural wildlife corridor restoration