Assessment and planning protective hotspots and wildlife habitats corridors in the provinces of Hamedan, Markazi, and Qom, Iran
Keywords:Conservation, Habitat spots, Protected areas network, Geographic Information System
Today, the biggest threat to biodiversity in the world is the destructions of habitats subsequently occur after changing habitats and fragmentation of large habitats. These days the destructions of habitats are the biggest threat to biodiversity in the world which is occurred subsequently after changing habitats and fragmentation of large habitats. Due to the human's unplanned activities, especially the developmental plans in developing countries, many small habitats, which may be less important than non-protected species, are destroyed Corridors are important for designing conservation in fragmented ecosystems and reducing the harmful consequences of islanding phenomena. In this study, Arc GIS software was used to determine the habitat corridors of the 10 protected areas studied. Then, sensitive and hazardous points were determined for passing the animal species by studying the map of the study area and the corridors of the habitats. Considering the importance of connecting, building corridors and integrating ecosystems, Management methods suitable for protection, are essential for restoring connectivity between fragmented ecosystems in order to better protect the healthy environment and biodiversity.
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