BSG Partner James Gillespie has co-authored a paper on ‘Applying Connectivity Mapping to Spatial Planning in Wales’.
Connectivity maps are key elements of a wider framework of actions to improve connectivity and protect biodiversity. There is strong political interest in this approach in Wales and a drive to include concepts of ecological connectivity within spatial planning at local and national levels to contribute to a broader green infrastructure. This paper reviews the overall approach in Wales to date and reports on the findings of studies in South East Wales.
The paper was presented to the 2009 International Association for Landscape Ecology (UK) conference in Edinburgh by co-author Dr Jim Latham of the Countryside Council for Wales
A copy of the paper can be read here: