PerspectiveEcology

Corridors for people, corridors for nature

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Science  04 Dec 2015:
Vol. 350, Issue 6265, pp. 1166-1167
DOI: 10.1126/science.aad5072

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Transportation corridors have long helped to spread people into more remote places (1). In the past century, a burgeoning road network has grown in concert with the human population, connecting people across entire continents. The immense benefits of roads connecting people to agriculture, natural resources, mines, and each other must be reconciled with their severe environmental degradation.