Roads through national parks: a successful case study

Open access road ecology paper "Roads through national parks: a successful case study" by Tim Caro, published in Tropical Conservation Science, explores the story of a proposal to upgrade a road through Katavi NP, Tanzania. Ultimately, transport agencies decided against the upgrade. However the author found that this 'environmentally-friendly' decision was based on sociological and economic reasons, rather than on ecological data, and suggests that scientists need to strengthen links with local decision makers in order to have an effect on the ground.

Link to the full pdf here