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Roads and Tropical Forests

John Reid

in Footprints in the Jungle

Published in print February 2001 | ISBN: 9780195125788
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199832927 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195125789.003.0018
 Roads and Tropical Forests

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This chapter examines the nature of roads’ environmental impacts and presents four fundamental strategies to ensure that road planning minimized the worst and least reversible of these impacts. Recent experiences in Brazil and Bolivia illustrate how the threat to road‐induced habitat loss was addressed in varying circumstances

Keywords: biodiversity; Bolivia; Brazil; regional planning; roads

Chapter.  4574 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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