New road construction is projected to add 25 million kilometers of paved roads by 2050 (enough to encircle the earth 600 times). At least 3,700 major hydropower projects are planned or underway not to mention new mining, fossil-fuel, and other extractive projects. Africa is proposing numerous development corridors across the continent while South America’s Initiative for the Integration of Regional Infrastructure is similar. Roads and transportation corridors have a devastating impact on wildlife and wild places.
Rowan, Andrew N.
"Roads, Transport Corridors, Infrastructure and Wildlife,"
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