Land preservation's positive impacts

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Land preservation and wildlife

In addition to being beautiful, open space plays a crucial role in protecting our environment. When it comes to supporting local wildlife, open space is important because it...

Protects

Preserved open spaces protect the habitats of local wildlife. If this open space were to be converted into developed areas, it would destroy the sources of food, water, and shelter that many animals rely on to survive.

Prevents

Preserving natural lands can help prevent habitat fragmentation, which occurs when development divides a habitat and makes it difficult for animals to move from one portion of their habitat to another. Fragmentation puts a great deal of stress on animals, and can be detrimental to the health of the local population. Preserving open space, and the habitat it provides, can help to ensure a happy and healthy wildlife population for years to come.

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Contact us about land conservation opportunities for your property

Derek Stoner, Family Program and Conservation Project Coordinator, Delaware Nature Society Ginger North
Associate Director for Conservation
302.239.2334 x 100
Email Ginger