Wildlife In The Wagonways.
Wildlife corridors connects suitable habitat at either end so that species can cross hostile areas, enlarge existing ranges and colonise new sites, especially when the existing habitat is under threat, or overcrowded. This is particularly helpful for slow moving species vulnerable to predation and those that need to roam over relatively large areas to continually find new food sources.
Wildlife corridors enable life cycles to be completed in different types of habitat. Food is readily available in the corridor throughout the year and for young and adult stages. They provide shelter and sites for over-wintering and breeding. They can be relatively large and complex structures, offering a range of microclimates, which buffer extreme weather conditions and aid hibernation.
There is protection from predators. There is lots of 'edge' in relation to overall corridor area, offering graded conditions which benefit a greater range of species than a more uniform habitat.