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Green Infrastructure Design for Transport Projects: A Road Map to Protecting Asia's Wildlife Biodiversity

Publication | December 2019
Green Infrastructure Design for Transport Projects: A Road Map to Protecting Asia's Wildlife Biodiversity

This report discusses the impacts of transport projects on wildlife and biodiversity in Asia, and how to address them by integrating road ecology principles and green infrastructure to balance construction with environmental conservation.

Asia harbors immense biodiversity that is increasingly threatened by expanding transport networks across the region. While considered essential for economic development and human activity, roads and railways are widely regarded as a primary driver for the rapid loss of natural ecosystems and living species. This report details the variety of green infrastructure and other conservation measures available—from environmentally sensitive road design to animal passage structures and management guidelines—to reduce transport project impacts on wildlife.

Contents 

  • Animal Species Referenced in this Report
  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Terrestrial Biodiversity of Asia
  • Ecological Impact of Roads and Other Transportation Projects
  • Green Infrastructure and Other Measures to Minimize Highway Impact to Wildlife
  • Linear Infrastructure Design and Management Considerations
  • Appendix: Conducting Biodiversity Baseline Assessments and Evaluating Road Impacts
  • References