Alps - Apennines Corridor: WWF is working to connect the Alps with the Apennines, a key external connection area that will link two globally important ecoregions (i.e. the Mediterranean with the Alps). Climate change adaptation models predict the movement of species from the South of Italy through the Apennines and finally to the Alps. This corridor will thus provide an important escape route for displaced species under climate change scenarios. WWF identified valuable core areas in this corridor where conservation efforts must be concentrated.
External corridors of the Alps
These external links will facilitate the movement of migratory species with large territorial ranges – e.g. large carnivores – between the major ecoregions. They will further ensure the possibility of the Alps as a shelter for species displaced by global warming.