Embracing fragmentation to save reindeer from disease

Atle Mysterud, Olav Strand, Christer M. Rolandsen
2020 Conservation Science and Practice  
Space demanding mammalian species, such as reindeer, are in decline worldwide due to habitat loss and fragmentation. Policy to restore connectivity of reindeer habitat is now put to an abrupt halt in several areas because of an outbreak of Chronic Wasting Disease in Norway, and replaced with deliberate fragmentation of the landscape by enhancing barrier effects of linear structures. K E Y W O R D S connectivity, fragmentation, reindeer, wildlife disease
doi:10.1111/csp2.244 fatcat:a2cipndawvb7xdx6jrk63n265a