Episode 302: Habitat Islands and Wildlife Corridors

 

 

Habitat islands are areas that contain all the necessities for wildlife to survive and thrive. But too often these islands are not large enough to provide long-term support for the animals who live within. Areas surrounding these islands are not hospitable to wildlife, and wildlife that naturally venture beyond the confines of their habitat islands are often at risk of conflict with humans and human development. The concept of wildlife corridors has become a way to direct animal movement away from, or safely through, dangers caused by humans. As humans continue to dominate the landscape, habitat islands and wildlife corridors will become increasingly necessary for the survival of our many wild species.

Untamed Unfiltered

Join us for Untamed Unfiltered to take a deeper look inside each episode with some of the Center's Untamed producers and special guests. In this episode, Amanda and Aaron sit down with Devin Floyd of Center for Urban Habitats and Misty Boos of Wild Virginia, both featured in this week's episode of Untamed

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For Classrooms

Looking for ideas on how to incorporate the stories and lessons of Untamed into the classroom? Habitat Islands and Wildlife Corridors In (About) 2 Minutes highlights the major concepts and ideas explored in this Untamed episode and is a quick resource for teachers who want to kick off a discussion. 

 

 

Habitat Islands and Wildlife Corridors Activity Packet

Take the learning experience for your classroom or student group one step further with our specialized activity packets. These interactive resources combine summative reading sheets with writing and critical thinking exercises related to the topics and themes covered in each Untamed episode. Each page is designed to be used individually or as a complete workbook,  making this activity packet perfect for educators looking to customize the lessons that can be learned from Untamed

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