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Fragmentation of ecosystems and habitats

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Assessment made on  01 Jan 2001

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Transport Transport (Primary theme)

DPSIR: State

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Indicator codes
  • TERM 006
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Policy issue:  Preserve biodiversity and ensure connectivity between nature areas

Key messages

  • The expansion of transport infrastructure and intensification of its use jeopardises the future of many designated nature areas

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Key assessment

The expansion of transport infrastructure networks is fragmenting and isolating habitats and creating barriers to wandering and spreading of animals and animal populations. The average size of nature conservation areas is decreasing and the average distance between areas of the same type or function is increasing. Nature's infrastructures conflict more and more with human infrastructures.

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