Pierre Ibisch

Space & Innovation

New Map Shows How Roads Are Fragmenting Earth's Wilderness

Roads are described as the gateway to wilderness destruction, and these conservationists aim to show where there's still a chance to preserve road-free land.

Published On 12/15/2016
2:00 PM EST
A global map of roadless areas. The blue color indicates especially large tracts. The red areas are completely covered by roads and 1-kilometer buffers on either sides of the road. Credit: P. Ibisch et al., Science