Peter Bardsley

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Bridging the Shencottah Gap: How Payments for Ecosystem Services Can Restore Biodiversity Outside Protected Areas in India

The Shencottah gap has been recognised as one of the critical wildlife corridors that needs to be immediately restored to ensure long term sustenance of wildlife populations in the Periyar-Agastyamalai complex. It has also been acknowledged that critical wildlife corridors are likely to pass through productive human landscapes, thus necessitating involvement of local communities and individuals in restoring and maintaining connectivity.