• What is infrastructure development?

    Infrastructure development typically refers to the technical structures that support a society, such as transport (e.g. roads and railways) and energy systems (e.g., hydroelectric power plants) and can be defined as the physical components of interrelated systems that provide commodities and services to enable, sustain or enhance society. Viewed functionally, infrastructure facilitates the production of goods and services and their distribution, for example the development of road networks in tropical areas are often designed explicitly to access natural resources.

  • How important is this threat compared to others?

  • Why is it a threat to great apes?

  • Is infrastructure development dangerous for all species in the same way?

Compiled and edited 2011 by Kay H. Farmer
Reviewed by Hjalmar Kuehl, Josephine Head and Neba Funwi-Gabga

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