A new study says a little less might be better.
Roads are a bedrock of the modern world, but recent research suggest that the “roads as economic development” policy deserves careful scrutiny.
The long-held contention that rural forest communities are the prime culprits in tropical forest destruction is increasingly being discredited, as evidence mounts that the best way to protect rainforests is to involve local residents in sustainable management.
New roads create more demand for driving
The West African nation of Liberia has partnered with the European Union in a unique attempt to protect its remaining forests by barcoding every harvestable tree.