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dc.contributorTsendbazar, Nandin-Erdeneen_US
dc.contributorZuidgeest, Marken_US
dc.contributorvan der Veen, Anneen_US
dc.contributorde Leeuw, Janen_US
dc.creatorKeshkamat, Sukhaden_US
dc.identifier.citationSukhad Keshkamat, Nandin-Erdene Tsendbazar, Mark Zuidgeest, Anne van der Veen, Jan de Leeuw. (15/3/2012). The Environmental Impact of not Having Paved Roads in Arid Regions: An Example from Mongolia. Ambio, 41, pp. 202-205.en_US
dc.description.abstractThere is a generally held perception that roads have negative environmental impacts. Ironically, this paradigm stems from regions where fences and regulations restrict vehicles to paved roads. The situation is different in sparsely populated rural areas in the developing world, where the scarcity of paved roads forces drivers to create their own tracks, often with considerable environmental degradation as a result. Arid and semi-arid regions, especially those with communal land ownership and easily motorable terrain, are particularly prone to this practice and the consequent degradation is widespread—plaguing regions in Central Asia, the Middle East, South America, and Africa. In such circumstances, the paradigm contradicts its own purpose—paved roads here would in fact have a positive environmental impact, as they reduce the need for ''off-road driving''. We illustrate the destructive potential that this practice is having in Mongolia using satellite imagery.en_US
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag (Germany)en_US
dc.sourceAmbio;41,(2012) Pagination 202,205en_US
dc.titleThe Environmental Impact of not Having Paved Roads in Arid Regions: An Example from Mongoliaen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idde Leeuw, Jan: 0000-0002-2005-4351en_US
cg.contributor.centerUniversity of Twente - UT Netherlandsen_US
cg.contributor.centerWageningen University & Research Centre - WURen_US
cg.contributor.centerWorld Agroforestry Center - ICRAFen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.funderNot Applicableen_US
cg.coverage.regionEastern Asiaen_US
dc.identifier.statusLimited accessen_US

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