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August 26, 2020

Economic, Socio-Political and Environmental Risks of Road Development in the Tropics

Alamgir et al. (2017) Economic, Socio-Political and Environmental Risks of Road Development in the Tropics. Current Biology 27: 1130–1140.
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August 26, 2020

Optimizing roads to limit environmental damage and maximize societal development in the Asia-Pacific

Campbell, M., M, Alamgir and W. Laurance. 2018. Optimizing roads to limit environmental damage and maximize societal development in the Asia-Pacific. HOPE (Householders' Options to Protect the Environment) eNews bulletin, March: 6.
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Optimising future tropical roads; Examining the economic benefits and environmental costs of roads in the Asia-Pacific

Campbell, M., Alamgir, M., and Laurance, W. 2017. Optimising future tropical roads; Examining the economic benefits and environmental costs of roads in the Asia-Pacific. Australian Wildlife 2: 26-29.
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Why Roads are Like Pandora's Box

Roads are often sold as being essential for bringing wealth, jobs and development. What are not mentioned are the unintended consequences that often emerge after the road is built. At James Cook University, we are working with governments, research groups and local communities in developing countries around the world, to promote smarter development that is better for both people and nature.

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"Human, Habitat & Highway" by Community Elephant Ranger Team

The Pan Borneo Highway project has been announced by the Malaysian government to connect Sabah and Sarawak. However, there is a bit of controversy over the project where its development plan includes the construction across the Class 1 Tawai Forest Reserve in Telupid. The film portrays conflicts between human, wildlife and development.

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