One of the most important features of an open landscape is that both people and animals can move freely. The wild animals that still exist in the Hârtibaci Valley need large spaces to move, feed and breed. Forests, meadows and other suitable habitats are increasingly isolated from roads, fences and other developments. In landscapes that are becoming increasingly fragmented, corridors connecting different parts of the habitat must be provided to ensure the survival of (wild) species.
The graphical representations show areas identified by WWF as ecological corridors. Almost all of them have been blocked in recent years by electric fences of large livestock farms. This means that many large wild animals can no longer use these corridors and have to find another way around and around the fences. In some cases animals are forced to move closer to villages or farmland leading to increased conflicts and interactions with people and their properties. When people lose their crops or animals, some resort to additional fencing, further restricting the movement of wildlife and deepening the ecological crisis. Complete closure of ecological corridors can lead to the complete disappearance of some populations because they become isolated and there is not enough diverse genetic material to ensure healthy reproduction.

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