Connectivity + Animal Migration

Source: Wildlife Corridor by Brisbane City Council on


Animal migration is the relatively long-distance movement of individual animals, usually on a seasonal basis. It is the most common form of migration in ecology. It is found in all major animal groups, including birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians, insects, and crustaceans. The trigger for the migration may be local climate, local availability of food, the season of the year or for mating reasons. The nature of wildlife management throughout the world is changing. The increase in the world’s human population has been accompanied by a rapid expansion of agricultural and urban areas and infrastructures, especially road and railway networks. Worldwide, wildlife habitats are being transformed and fragmented by human activities, and the behaviour of several species has changed as a result of human activities. It is clear that human–wildlife-interactions are inherently complex because many stakeholders are usually involved. A rational approach that incorporates all interested parties would seem to be a productive way of solving these kinds of problems.


With the 3 activities in module 5 learners will be introduced to why birds, bees plant and flowers are important for the environment. Additionally, they will reflect on why it is important to protect them in urban as well as rural sites. Learners will use this knowledge to create: homes for bees, mini urban gardens for pollinators and replicas of migratory birds with LEGO bricks and recycled materials.


Get inspired by what learners from North-Macedonia, Portugal, Denmark, Cyprus and Germany envisioned for the sustainable city of the future. Visit our Gallery for models built with LEGO bricks showing results from our activities conducted in the past. If you have used the activities for your lessons and want to inspire others, you are welcome to contribute to the gallery. Send your pictures with information on which activity you did in what context to - .


Test your knowledge on the topic with our quiz. For self-assessment try to answer the questions before and after reading the complete module.