Highlight from “New map reveals shattering effect of roads on nature”

Rampant road building has shattered the Earth’s land into 600,000 fragments, most of which are too tiny to support significant wildlife.

The impact of roads extends far beyond the roads themselves by enabling forest destruction, pollution, the splintering of animal populations and the introduction of deadly pests. New roads also pave the way to further exploitation by humans, such as poaching or mining, and new infrastructure.

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