A global map of roadless areas and their conservation status

  title={A global map of roadless areas and their conservation status},
  author={Pierre L. Ibisch and Monika T. Hoffmann and Stefan G. Kreft and Guy Pe’er and Vassiliki Kati and Lisa Biber-Freudenberger and Dominick A. Dellasala and Mariana Moncassim Vale and Peter R. Hobson and Nuria Selva},
  pages={1423 - 1427}
Too many roads Roads have done much to help humanity spread across the planet and maintain global movement and trade. However, roads also damage wild areas and rapidly contribute to habitat degradation and species loss. Ibisch et al. cataloged the world's roads. Though most of the world is not covered by roads, it is fragmented by them, with only 7% of land patches created by roads being greater than 100 km2. Furthermore, environmental protection of roadless areas is insufficient, which could… 
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