Habitat Connectivity for Large Carnivores in India
Large carnivores are crucial to maintaining ecosystem health but most are threatened today by fragmented and isolated habitats. To maintain viable populations of large carnivores in the future, connectivity between habitats is crucial.
With support from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) through our investment in the Western Ghats Region of India, the Wildlife Research and Conservation Society (WRCS) is identifying critical links in connectivity for large carnivores in the Sahyadri-Konkan Corridor.
WRCS is also working with local stakeholders to incorporate the importance of corridors in regional policy and protected area management. In July, WRCS held a workshop to discuss conservation of large carnivores in the corridor, which is currently under tremendous pressure from large-scale development projects.