China's Belt and Road Initiative: Conservation opportunities for threatened marine species and habitats

@article{Turschwell2020ChinasBA,
  title={China's Belt and Road Initiative: Conservation opportunities for threatened marine species and habitats},
  author={Mischa P. Turschwell and Christopher J. Brown and Ryan M. Pearson and Rod M. Connolly},
  journal={Marine Policy},
  year={2020},
  volume={112},
  pages={103791}
}
Abstract China's Belt and Road Initiative is the world's largest infrastructure development project aimed at linking Europe and East Africa with Asia. Port infrastructure development associated with the maritime component of China's Belt and Road Initiative (mBRI) could have trans-boundary environmental impacts. These impacts are likely to affect key coastal marine habitats (coral reefs, mangroves, seagrasses and saltmarshes) and threatened marine species. We used spatial analyses to quantify… Expand
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