What is fragmentation?


  • Fragmentation is the breaking up of a larger habitat into smaller and more isolated pieces.
  • It can be caused by natural phenomena or human activities such as deforestation, urbanization, and construction of roads and highways.
  • Fragmentation can have negative impacts on biodiversity by reducing the availability of resources and habitats for wildlife.
  • It can also increase the risk of extinction for many species and lead to changes in ecosystem processes.
  • Fragmentation can be mitigated by measures such as habitat restoration, wildlife corridors, and land-use planning that minimize the impacts of human activities on natural habitats.