I. Baydikov – Institute of Geography, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv.
Paper reviews features of eco network justification as a spatial structural entity, which combines natural and, to a different degree, altered landscape complexes – land and water based. Eco network spatial structure has been analyzed by its properties and main components’ parameters, such as eco cores, and eco corridors review, which, in their unity justify its main structural and functional properties. The necessity of taking in consideration the eco network elements optimization and features of wildlife migration is emphasized. The problem of eco poachers emergence along the migration routes has been reviewed and the ways if its solution has been presented. The definition of eco network has been given.
econetwork, national econetwork, eco cores, eco corridors, eco poachers