Friday, May 6, 2011

fishbone patterns Preserve the Amazon with road construction | Discovery News

Road Trip Through the Amazon Forest : Discovery News:
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"One of the most concrete examples of how government planning can preserve the Amazon is in organization of road construction. A well-planned grid of roads can preserve the forest much more than haphazard, meandering roads, concluded Walker."

A grid of roads forms a “fishbone” pattern on maps that allow wildlife corridors and reduce forest fragmentation. The meandering or “dendritic” roads can cut the forest into disconnected chunks and isolate wildlife in pockets.

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