Case Studies in Earth & Environmental Science Journalism

Wildlife Corridors

Questions to Ponder and Discuss


Background information:

Anderson, Anthony B. & Jenkins, Clinton N. 2006. Introduction to Applying Nature’s Design: Corridors as a Strategy for Biodiversity Conservation, Columbia University Press, New York, New York, pp.1-6.

Bennett, Andrew F. 2003. “Corridors, stepping stones and other habitat configurations to enhance connectivity” (pp.49-57) in Linkages in the Landscape: The Role of Corridors and Connectivity in Wildlife Conservation. IUCN – The World Conservation Union’s Forest Conservation Programme.

McKenzie, Evan. 1995. “Important Criteria and Parameters of Wildlife Movement Corridors – A Partial Literature Review.” Silva Forest Foundation. February, 1995.

“The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative” and “Grizzly Bears in the Yellowstone to Yukon Ecoregion” from Accessed on November 16, 2006.

Beier, Paul and Noss, Reed F. 1998. “Do Habitat Corridors Provide Connectivity?” Review, Conservation Biology 12:1241-1252.

Scientific & Technical Information.

Damschen, Ellen I., Haddad, Nick M., Orrock, John L., Tewksbury, Joshua J., & Levey, Douglas J. 2006. “Corridors Increase Plant Species Richness at Large Scales.” Science 313:284-286.

Levey, Douglas J., Bolker, Benjamin M., Tewksbury, Sarah S., Haddad, Nick M. “Effects of Landscape Corridors on Seed Dispersal by Birds.” Science 309:146-148.

Hess, George R. 1994. “Conservation Corridors and Contagious Disease: A Cautionary Note.” Conservation Biology 8:256-262.

Summary Report “Y2Y Science Advisory Forum” from November 19-21, 1999.

Popular Articles.

King, Patricia. 1997. “An Animal Superhighway?” Newsweek, July 28, 1997.

Rembert, Tracey C. 1999. “High Noon at Grizzly Gulch.” E/The Environmental Magazine, January/February, 1999. 

Mcmillion, Scott. 1999. “Church lands will help bail out bison” and “Bison may get ground to stand on.” High Country News, March 15, 1999.

Chadwick, Douglas H. 2001. “Phantom of the Night.” National Geographic. May 2001. 

Kaiser, Jocelyn. 2001. “Bold Corridor Project Confronts Political Reality.” Science News pp.2196-2199, September 21, 2001.

Royte, Elizabeth. 2002. “Wilding America.” Discover, September 2002.

Transcript of “Habitat Corridors,” interview with Jim Peck. 2003. Focus West, September 3, 2003. 

Wunder, Sue. 2004. “Making bridges for animals.” Christian Science Monitor, October 5, 2004.

Johnson, Kirk. 2004. “For Wildlife With Wanderlust, Their Own Highway.” The New York Times, December 2, 2004.

Zimmer, Josh. 2005. “Wildlife corridor plan fades away.” St. Petersburg Times, February 27, 2005.

National Report. 2005. “Living life on the wild side.” The Toronto Star, August 27, 2005.

West, Debra. 2006. “This Land is Zoned Amphibian.” The New York Times, January 15, 2006.

Dean, Cornelia. 2006. “Home on the Range: A Corridor for Wildlife.” The New York Times, May 23, 2006.

Dean, Cornelia. 2006. “Research Shows That Plants Like a Path to Biodiversity.” The New York Times. September 5, 2006. 

“We should take this chance to help the animals.” Editorial, The Alberquerque Tribune. October, 30, 2006.

George, Jerry. 2006. “Who put out a wildlife welcome mat? We did, with more deer and trees in towns.” TheSan Francisco Chronicle, November 11, 2006.

Optional Article of Interest

Sanderson, Eric W. et al. 2002. “The Human Footprint and the Last of the Wild.” BioScience 52:891-904.


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