Roads to ruin

Laurance, William F. (2015) Roads to ruin. The International New York Times, 12 April 2015. pp. 1-4.

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[Extract] CAIRNS, Australia — If you want to see how differently economists and ecologists view the world, just ask them about roads. Many economists love roads; they see them as one of the most cost-effective ways to encourage economic growth and provide social benefits. But roads truly scare ecologists — especially roads that penetrate into wilderness areas, nature reserves, and the remnants of rare ecosystems. Why? In such circumstances, roads often open a Pandora's box of environmental evils.

Item ID: 38374
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
Keywords: conservation policy, dams, development banks, deforestation, infrastructure, roads
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2015 23:14
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960899 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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