Leave/maintain/restore strips of undisturbed habitat between solar arrays
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Solar arrays are large modular installations constructed with many subunits attached to concrete bases and placed in areas with little traffic and large amounts of sunlight, such as deserts. Reptile populations are disturbed, not only by the installation itself, but by habitat destruction. Leavings strips of undisturbed habitat between solar arrays may act as corridors and allow for reptile populations to successfully persist on large energy farms (Lovich & Ennen 2011).
Lovich J.E. & Ennen J.R. (2011) Wildlife conservation and solar energy development in the desert southwest, United States. BioScience, 61, 982–992.
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This Action forms part of the Action Synopsis:Reptile Conservation
Reptile Conservation - Published 2021