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Africa's growing road network may affect ecosystems: we reviewed the evidence

By Lavinia Perumal, PhD candidate Department of Environmental & Geographical Science, University of Cape Town
Mark New, Director, African Climate and Development Initiative, University of Cape Town
Matthias Jonas, Senior Research Scholar Exploratory Modeling of Human-natural Systems Research Group - Advancing Systems Analysis Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Wei Liu, Guest Research Scholar, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
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The mission to integrate African economies relies on the development and construction of major infrastructure, from roads to railways and ports across the continent. For instance, the 1,900km Nacala corridor aims to connect the landlocked regions of Zambia and Malawi, as well as the interior of Mozambique, to the Nacala port on the Indian Ocean.

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