Re-use old roads rather than building new roads
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Where old roads already exist in an area where development is going to take place, it is likely to be less detrimental for biodiversity if existing roads are re-used (and repaired where necessary) instead of building new roads. This will help to ensure that negative impact of roads (and their construction) on primates and/or their habitat is kept at a minimum.
Building only the minimum number of roads that is necessary to reach sites and minimizing the construction of secondary roads is discussed under ‘Implement a minimum number of roads (& minimize secondary roads) needed to reach mining sites’.