Updates to the Habitat Corridor Map have now been made for 2020!
The map is just one of the tools developed for the Connected Corridors for Biodiversity Program (CCB) which aims to assist Councils to facilitate increased habitat connectivity across the highly urbanized project area, to thereby increase resilience of biodiversity to climate change and other threats. Urbanization has been recognized as the greatest threat to biodiversity globally but also, urban biodiversity contributes significant to the health and well-being of urban residents. In particularly, urban biodiversity has been found to contribute to improved sleep, stress reduction and the improve recovery and rehabilitation from illness and injury.
The CCB habitat corridor map was produced to identify land that should be prioritised for on-ground works to improve habitat connectivity across the project area. The map is reviewed and updated annually to ensure the spatial data is up to date and can continue to inform biodiversity and bush land management works.
The CCB was funded by the Australian Government through the Sydney Coastal Councils Group (SCCG) Sydney’s Salty Communities program, and has been implemented by the Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC) in collaboration with Greater Sydney Local and Services (GS LLS).
A link to the map can be found here!