Close non-essential roads as soon as logging operations are complete
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Uncontrolled roads threaten primate populations through providing access for poaching and forest encroachment (e.g. Laurance et al. 2009), and because they promote habitat loss, fragmentation, and wildfires. Therefore, to promote primate conservation in logging concessions, it is critical that logging companies close non-essential roads as soon as logging operations are complete.
Laurance W.F., Goosem M. & Laurance S.G.W. (2009) Impacts of roads and linear clearings on tropical forests. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 24, 659–669.
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This Action forms part of the Action Synopsis:Primate Conservation
Primate Conservation - Published 2017