Theme 4 – Habitat

Urban green spaces, water areas, and rural environment

The creation of parks and wild lands within a city will provide habitat for a number of species, while providing health and enjoyment for residents. If urban green spaces are connected with rural natural areas, these corridors can reduce genetic isolation among plants and animals. In rural areas, efforts to increase species habitat will often involve private landowners; encouraging them to allocate parts of their country properties, farms, or commercial forests to the protection of species.