What are Nature Networks?

Find out the basics of what does (and doesn't) constitute a Nature Network.

The Nature Networks Framework states;

A Nature Network connects together nature-rich sites, including restoration areas and other environmental projects, through a series of areas of suitable habitat, habitat corridors, and stepping-stones.

The primary purpose of a Nature Network is ecological connectivity. This connectivity is required for fully functioning and healthy ecosystems. It is key for healthy, robust populations and metapopulations (separate populations of the same species with individuals able to move between them) of animal and plant species by allowing them to move across landscapes, maintain genetic diversity, and to adapt to pressures such as climate change.

A Nature Network works at the national, regional and local scale to provide benefits to nature, and people through the ecosystem services it delivers, such as clean air and water, flood mitigation, health and wellbeing benefits.

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