Biodiversity Impact Assessment of roads: an approach based on ecosystem rarity

Environmental Impact Assessment Review

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Biodiversity has become one of the central environmental issues in the framework of recent policies and international conventions for the promotion of sustainable development. The reduction of habitat worldwide is currently considered as the main threat to biodiversity conservation. Transportation infrastructures, and above all road networks, are blamed for highly contributing to the decrease in both the quantity and the quality of natural habitat. Therefore, a sound Biodiversity Impact Assessment (BIA) in road planning and development needs to be coupled to other commonly considered aspects. This paper presents an approach to contribute to BIA of road projects that focuses on one type of impact: the direct loss of ecosystems.

- Inglês

- Nenhuma restrição

- Outra biodiversidade terrestre

- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias

- Avaliação de impactos

- Nenhuma / Não aplicável