​​What does Fragmentation of Habitat mean?

Habitat fragmentation is defined as the process during which a large expanse of Habitat is transformed into a number of smaller Patches of smaller total area isolated from each other by a matrix of habitats unlike the original.
For example, Roads block the movement of small Animals, expose large Animals to heavy hunting pressure and Poaching, cause sedimentation of Rivers from Erosion, and stimulate more Development, thus creating further Habitat Fragmentation.

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