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Wildlife Corridors: Definition & Explanation

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How might a wildlife corridor be harmful to fragmented populations?

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1. Fragmented habitats are those that

2. Wildlife corridors may be

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Wildlife corridors, which are also called green or habitat corridors, are stretches of conservation land that connect patches of wildlife habitats. These corridors serve as bridges between habitats that have been cut off from larger natural areas or migration routes by the development of roads, buildings and other human activity. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you understand the benefits and challenges of these corridors as a strategy to protect and preserve wildlife.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Definition of fragmented habitats
  • Characteristics of wildlife corridors
  • The importance of research on wildlife corridors
  • Potential problems caused by wildlife corridors
  • Main causes of habitat fragmentation

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets students practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of wildlife corridors to answer questions about how they may preserve wildlife
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can define key terms such as wildlife corridor, land bridge and isolated habitat
  • Making connections - use your understanding of wildlife corridors to explain how they could prevent the genetic weakening of a wildlife species

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson on wildlife corridors. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the purpose of wildlife corridors
  • Know different types of wildlife corridors
  • Understand possible health risks of wildlife corridors
  • Understand both natural and artificial wildlife corridors
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