Habitat fragmentation happens when large habitats are divided into smaller ones, separating all the species that lived there and depended on each other.
Habitat fragmentation is not good because it involves some amount of habitat destruction. Plants and other organisms in these areas are destroyed and mobile animals escape from those places to find another habitat causing an excessive crowding and possible competitions among different animals.
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Habitat fragmented by numerous roads near the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
Fragmentation and destruction of Great Ape habitat in Central Africa, from the GLOBIO and GRASP projects.
Deforestation and increased road-building in the Amazon Rainforest are a significant concern because of increased human encroachment upon wild areas, increased resource extraction and further threats to biodiversity.