Conservation Ecology
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Mondi Ecological Network Programme: Designing Landscapes for the Future

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MENP aims at designing landscapes for the future, based on the main premise of large-scale ecological networks (ENs). ENs are networks of corridors and nodes which maintain compositional biodiversity and ecosystem services in an agro-forestry setting. ENs include all features that a nature reserve would have, and therefore show emergent principles over simple corridors. These emergent principles include maintenance and management of such valuable landscape features as hilltops and wetlands. The findings to date are very encouraging, and emphasize that ENs are a conservation measure that will enable sustainable forestry into the future.  More...

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