Biodiversity, Nature-based Solutions, Green Infrastructure, Sustainable Urban Transport
December 31, 2019
Asian Development Bank
This report discusses the impacts of transport projects on wildlife and biodiversity in Asia, and how to address them by integrating road ecology principles and green infrastructure to balance construction with environmental conservation.
Asia harbors immense biodiversity that is increasingly threatened by expanding transport networks across the region. While considered essential for economic development and human activity, roads and railways are widely regarded as a primary driver for the rapid loss of natural ecosystems and living species. This report details the variety of green infrastructure and other conservation measures available—from environmentally sensitive road design to animal passage structures and management guidelines—to reduce transport project impacts on wildlife.