Ecological impact and cost-effectiveness of wildlife crossings in a highly fragmented landscape: a multi-method approach

Frans J. Sijtsma, Eelke van der Veen, Arjen van Hinsberg, Rogier Pouwels, Renée Bekker, René E. van Dijk, Mark Grutters, Raymond Klaassen, Margriet Krijn, Maarten Mouissie, Eddy Wymenga
2020 Landscape Ecology  
Ecological impact and cost-effectiveness of wildlife crossings in a highly fragmented landscape Sijtsma, Frans J.; van der Veen, EelkeAbstract Context Road infrastructure construction is integral to economic development, but negatively affects biodiversity. To mitigate the negative impacts of infrastructure, various types of wildlife crossings are realized worldwide, but little is known about their effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness. Objective The paper contributes to the methodological and
more » ... methodological and empirical discussion on the effectiveness of wildlife crossings for enhancing the quality of surrounding nature and its cost-effectiveness by analyzing a large-scale wildlife-crossings program in the Netherlands.
doi:10.1007/s10980-020-01047-z fatcat:lk7m5paucrgt5kkfwo3tlkqiay